north rosa parks way

It’s too easy to park in Portland’s “protected” bike lanes

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on April 23rd, 2021 at 11:05 am

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Drivers in high-speed car chase almost hit man walking across Rosa Parks Way (Video)

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on December 21st, 2020 at 2:36 pm

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First look: Concrete curbs being installed on N Rosa Parks Way bike lane

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on December 4th, 2019 at 10:09 am

A beautiful thing.
(Photos © J. Maus/BikePortland)

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Project updates: Red lanes, separation on Rosa Parks Way, N Vancouver goes green, NW Front and more

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on November 5th, 2019 at 10:12 am

New bike lanes and transit islands on NW Front Ave are just one of many street updates citywide.
(Photos: J. Maus/BikePortland)

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ODOT will shrink bike lanes on North Rosa Parks Way

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on June 18th, 2019 at 11:40 am

Looking eastbound on North Rosa Parks Way where it crossing I-5.
(Photos: J. Maus/BikePortland)

10 months after the City of Portland widened the bike lanes on North Rosa Parks Way (where it crossing Interstate 5) the Oregon Department of Transportation wants to narrow them.[Read more…]

Portlanders set out red cups to push for more protection while cycling

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on April 26th, 2019 at 10:10 am

People are so desperate for protection they’ve placed red plastic cups between the lanes on Willamette Boulevard.
(Photos: J. Maus/BikePortland)

Paint is not protection.

That’s the message from people across America today who are taking part in the Red Cup Project. Inspired by the tragic death of Washington D.C. cycling advocate Dave Salovesh (@darsal), the red cups are a quick and cheap way to define space and show how relatively little effort it takes to create safer conditions for cycling.[Read more…]

City installs plastic curbs, wands to protect bikeway at I-5 freeway on-ramp

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on October 11th, 2018 at 11:31 am

Nothing like the sight of a PBOT maintenance worker installing protection on a bike lane in the morning!
(Photos: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

Something great is happening as I type this: A day after the City of Portland took some heat from Bicycling Magazine about not providing enough protected cycling space, I noticed Bureau of Transportation crews installing some in my neighborhood this morning.
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Striping complete, concrete protection still to come for North Rosa Parks Way

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on August 29th, 2018 at 3:38 pm

No more swerving between the curb and parked cars. It’s a straight shot of protected lane on Rosa Parks!
(Photos: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

What began as a straightforward repaving project is now one of Portland’s best protected lanes. In the past two weeks, the Bureau of Transportation has finished restriping North Rosa Parks way between Willamette Blvd. and Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. This means it’s now possible to bike (or scoot!) in a wide curbside lane that has some form of separation from drivers on 3.5 linear miles of this important east-west neighborhood street.
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City will restart N Rosa Parks Way project this weekend

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on August 14th, 2018 at 12:51 pm

The completed sections — like this one next to the Peninsula Park pool — have made a dramatic change to the street.
(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

The City of Portland plans to get work started again this weekend on the North Rosa Parks Way project.
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What’s going on with the North Rosa Parks Way project?

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on June 21st, 2018 at 4:28 pm

With a staggered rollout of key project features, the results of the Rosa Parks project have been a mixed bag thus far.
(Photos: Jonathan Maus)

“We’re definitely learning some lessons.”
— Scott Cohen, PBOT project manager

It’s been six weeks since the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) began grinding off pavement and laying down new lane striping as part of the North Rosa Parks Way project. Yet despite weeks of dry weather and no major controversy or pushback (at least that we’ve been able to confirm), the project is still not closed to being finished. Meanwhile, people who ride on the two-mile stretch between Martin Luther King Jr and Willamette boulevards are frustrated by incomplete striping and many people park their cars illegally in the new bike lanes.

At the end of May, PBOT posted an update that acknowledged the major elements of the project that remain: they haven’t even began on the sections from Delaware to Interstate and Williams to MLK; none of the promised, plastic delineator posts have been installed; no permanent “No Parking” signage has been added despite a major change in parking availability; many bits of pavement markings are incomplete; and a median island crossing at Villard has yet to be started on.
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