neighborhood greenways

Taking a ride on east Portland’s new neighborhood greenways

Avatar by on September 3rd, 2020 at 4:40 pm

This two-way protected bike lane on Division is part of new 130s Neighborhood Greenway.
(Photos: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

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Greenway upgrades will connect Brentwood-Darlington neighborhood to Springwater path

Avatar by on August 25th, 2020 at 10:53 am

A new paved path is coming to this gravel section of SE 87th to open up a connection to the Springwater Corridor, currently hidden behind those bushes.
(Photos: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

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A dispatch from NE Going Street, where people rule and cars are guests

Avatar by on May 26th, 2020 at 12:16 pm

Going Street has responded well to pandemic conditions. (Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

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First Look: Big changes to key crossing of NE Tillamook at 21st

Avatar by on February 20th, 2020 at 12:45 pm

View eastbound on NE Tillamook at 21st.
(Photos © J. Maus/BikePortland)

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South Tabor residents push for fixes that would ‘Solve Woodward’

Avatar by on October 14th, 2019 at 12:04 pm

Conditions on the SE Woodward Street neighborhood greenway between 60th and 62nd.
(Photo: South Tabor N’hood Association)

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PBOT touts ‘significant success’ of traffic calming project on Lincoln-Harrison

Avatar by on September 4th, 2019 at 1:53 pm

This diverter and lane reconfiguration at SE 30th and Lincoln/Harrison is part of the project.
(Photo: J. Maus/BikePortland)

The City of Portland has released the first batch of traffic analysis data for one of their most contentious projects in years and the numbers look good if you’re a fan of safer streets.
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PBOT adds more diversion to North Michigan Avenue greenway

Avatar by on July 10th, 2019 at 10:47 am

The driver of this car was either unaware of the changes or felt they didn’t apply to him.
(Photo: J. Maus/BikePortland)

Making good on a promise made back in April, the Portland Bureau of Transportation has installed new plastic wands, signage, and striping at the intersection of North Michigan Avenue and Skidmore.
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‘Gathering on the Greenways’ is inaugural event for new community group in southeast

Avatar by on June 26th, 2019 at 2:57 pm

Volunteers with Inner Southeast Action greet a user of SE Lincoln at the event this morning.
(Photos: Brighton West)

Story and photos by Brighton West.

A new community group in southeast Portland organized a ‘Gathering on the Greenways’ as their inaugural event this morning. Inner Southeast Action was formed to embrace change and to promote livability, inclusivity, sustainability and climate protection.

On June 26th, they set up at the intersection of 30th and Lincoln from 7:00 to 9:00 am to create a Breakfast on the Bridges-style event on the east side. They plan to repeat this event three more times this summer on different inner southeast neighborhood greenways.

One thing that was different from Breakfast on the Bridges (besides the lack of a bridge) was that organizers were also greeting car users. As drivers pulled up, volunteers thanked them for driving safely, gave them a map of the greenway and — in true Breakfast on the Bridges fashion — offered them a homemade muffin.

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“This was a great opportunity for cyclists and drivers and neighbors to interact and get to know each other as people, not just ‘drivers’ or ‘bikers’.”
— Andrea Brown, event organizer

The feel of the event was very community-oriented and positive. Neighbors on foot, bike commuters, kids, dogs and even drivers embraced the opportunity to stop to socialize on the quiet, neighborhood street. The gathering epitomized what a neighborhood greenway is supposed to be: low-stress and family-friendly.

One of the organizers, Andrea Brown said, “This was a great opportunity for cyclists and drivers and neighbors to interact and get to know each other as people, not just ‘drivers’ or ‘bikers’, and everyone was really happy about the community building.”

The traffic operation changes at SE Lincoln and 30th have had a tremendously positive impact on street safety. According to PBOT Neighborhood Greenways Program Coordinator Scott Cohen, data shows a more than 16% decrease in vehicle speeds and a 35% reduction in cut-through traffic. These are significant safety improvements for such a low-cost project. Definitely something to be celebrated!

Community members are brainstorming ways to make the intersection even more community friendly, so expect to see some new paint, landscaping or other aesthetic improvements soon.

The next Gathering on the Greenway will be July 24th at a soon to be announced location. Learn more at InnerSoutheastAction.org.

— Brighton West

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$6M project brings new neighborhood greenway, pedestrian signals, sidewalks and curb ramps to East Portland and SE Division

PBOT News by on June 6th, 2019 at 12:06 pm

Looking west at NE Glisan St and 128th Ave at Menlo Park Elementary School.

(Publisher’s Note: This is an official news release from the City of Portland Bureau of Transportation republished here for your convenience. Feedback? Contact Jonathan Maus)

Soon you’ll be able to bike between nine different schools and five parks on the new 130’s Neighborhood Greenway
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New diverters aim to rescue Arbor Lodge residents from cut-through drivers

Avatar by on May 6th, 2019 at 1:01 pm

*New diverters on North Jessup and Willamette (right). Click to enlarge. (Photos: J. Maus/BikePortland)

There was a mix of chaos and contentment in the neighborhoods around the bluffs of North Willamette Blvd this morning. Residents seemed thrilled that the City of Portland had finally done something significant to end the scourge of cut-through drivers; while many drivers were befuddled and beside themselves at their newfound inability to use small neighborhood streets as shortcuts on their way to work.
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