A cartoon frog wants to help stoke cycling in Portland
We need everyone — even a cycling frog — to help us get ridership back up.
First Look: Diverter at NE Fremont and Alameda
With installation of plastic curbs and flexible posts, the new diverter and crossing treatment now (mostly) prevents drivers from using Alameda as much as they used to.
First Look: Changes complete at NE Tillamook and 7th
Changes at this hotly contested intersection are finally done. Here are my impressions and photos.
NW Pettygrove greenway to change 11th and 12th avenues into one-way streets for drivers
From Portland Bureau of Transportation. See original statement here. (October 21, 2022) The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) plans to change NW Pettygrove Street between NW 11th and 12th avenues into one-way westbound for vehicle travel as part of the NW Pettygrove Neighborhood Greenway project on Sunday, October 23. This traffic pattern change will prevent eastbound vehicle travel … Read more
A closer look at PBOT’s design for NE 7th and Tillamook
The Portland Bureau of Transportation released their final striping plan for the redesign of Northeast Tillamook and 7th yesterday. For some reason, despite announcing the start of a project to remove the existing traffic circle on this offset intersection earlier this month, they hadn’t released the plans for what they’d put down in its place. … Read more
The greenway prevails: PBOT will install diverter on NE Fremont at Alameda
The Portland Bureau of Transportation will move forward with a pilot of a full median traffic diverter on Northeast Alameda at Fremont. The move comes after months of back-and-forth with the Beaumont-Wilshire Neighborhood Association after they voted against the idea back in March. At issue is an effort to improve safety on Fremont, a neighborhood … Read more
Diamonds (and bike-friendly speed bumps) are a rider’s best friend on Michigan Ave neighborhood greenway
When we think of what makes a great neighborhood greenway we often think of anything that reduces the speed and/or volume of cars. But just as important as who bike riders share the street with is the surface of the street itself. Large potholes, cracks and uneven bits are not only uncomfortable and inconvenient, they … Read more
PBOT will hand out 1,000 free yard signs to promote neighborhood greenways
Portlanders love yard signs and neighborhood greenways and a new initiative from the Bureau of Transportation wants to take full of advantage of it. About 25,000 people who live on our 110-mile network of neighborhood greenways citywide received a postcard in the mail this week that exclaims: “You Live on a Neighborhood Greenway!” The postcard … Read more
PBOT makes big changes to NE Hancock in Hollywood District
The Tillamook neighborhood greenway, which extends east-west across northeast Portland just three blocks north of Broadway, is one of the city’s oldest, and it’s a key bikeway for people traveling through bustling neighborhoods like Grant Park and Hollywood. Unfortunately, Tillamook has become so bustling around NE 33rd and Grant Park, that it’s no longer the … Read more
The Line 10 bus is off the SE Clinton Street greenway for good
As of Sunday May 15th, TriMet’s Line 10 has been moved off Clinton Street between SE 21st and SE 26th — much to the pleasure of advocates who have wanted to clear bus traffic from the popular neighborhood greenway route for many years. The Clinton Street Neighborhood Greenway is the only greenway between Division and … Read more