The Flanders Crossing Bridge is born, and a key bikeway comes into focus

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on January 23rd, 2021 at 4:38 pm

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PBOT’s NW in Motion plan worth supporting, activists say

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on October 6th, 2020 at 11:12 am

A roadmap to double bike use in northwest Portland.
(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

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City now offers bike parking subsidy for northwest Portland building owners

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on October 1st, 2020 at 3:18 pm

(Photo: J. Maus/BikePortland)

Northwest Portland is on a roll when it comes to becoming more bike-friendly. The district has projects under construction, a major new plan for more of them headed to city council next week, and now there’s a new funding source for bike parking.

Late last month the Portland Bureau of Transportation launched the Northwest Bike Parking Fund. This new initiative uses money raised from the Northwest/Zone M Parking District (established in 2016) to subsidize the cost of new bike parking facilities. The program is for residential, commercial, or mixed-use building owners who want to create or improve long-term parking such as secure bike rooms.

Once building owners fill out an interest form and meet on-site with PBOT staff, PBOT makes a recommendation and will provide up to $5,000 to purchase the parking equipment. PBOT buys the equipment, then building owners install it and retain ownership once it’s in the ground. [Read more…]

PBOT has funding and plan to vastly improve biking in northwest

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on June 25th, 2020 at 11:28 am

Nine of the 10 projects with solid lines on this map could be built with just $5 million.
(Map from NW in Motion Plan, PBOT)

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Riverfront stadium proposal raises questions about transportation access

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on November 30th, 2018 at 12:20 pm

Portland Diamond Project used this as their lead image and titled it on their website as “Bike Tailgating.”

In Portland you can’t even propose a Major League Baseball stadium without putting bikes front and center.

Yesterday a consortium of financiers, celebrities, and fans made a big splash with an announcement about a potential location and a series of renderings of what the 32,000 seat stadium might look like.
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The Little Things: A bike lane on NW 14th has disappeared

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on January 25th, 2018 at 10:17 am

PBOT has now added this sign to NW 14th before Glisan to warn people of the hazard.
(Photos: J. Maus/BikePortland)

The Little Things is a new column where we share (relatively) small problems — and little miracles — in our street network. Is there a little thing that makes your ride uncomfortable, annoying, inspiring, or exhilirating? Tell us about it and we’ll consider it for a future column.

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City will update NW 16th Ave with buffered bike lane

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on December 7th, 2016 at 8:19 am

The new bike lane will fill a gap in the network and help people connect to the new carfree bridge coming to NW Flanders. (Image: PBOT)

The new bike lane will fill a gap in the network and help people connect to the new carfree bridge coming to NW Flanders.
(Image: PBOT)

The City of Portland is reconfiguring the lanes of Northwest 16 Avenue between Johnson and Glisan. That three-block stretch of road in one of the most dense areas of the state currently lacks dedicated bicycle access.
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