northwest in motion

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

Avatar 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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PBOT has funding and plan to vastly improve biking in northwest

Avatar 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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After pushback, PBOT will make changes to NW in Motion projects

Avatar by on March 5th, 2020 at 1:50 pm

Not going to happen after all.

When a seven-page memo detailing changes to the Northwest in Motion plan was released late last month by the Portland Bureau of Transportation, many advocates were animated in their disapproval.

“All the ways in which Northwest in Motion is being watered down is so incredibly depressing,” NextPortland blogger and transportation reform activist Iain MacKenzie shared on Twitter.

NWIM is the city’s plan to dramatically increase biking, walking and transit use in the Northwest District. When we shared the draft plan back in November it came with an expectation that the projects would double bike use. In the past two years of planning, PBOT has identified a list of projects that are truly unprecedented for this part of town. From five new neighborhood greenways and a district-wide 20 mph speed limit zone, to carfree streets and 12 new diverters that are estimated to take 12,000 cars off the road every day.
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City releases plan to double bike use in northwest Portland

Avatar by on November 22nd, 2019 at 10:28 am

It’s easy to see why more people don’t bike on NW Marshall.
(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland)

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Project updates: NE 12th, NE 47th, Outer Stark, and more

Avatar by on November 13th, 2019 at 10:50 am

New bike box and ramp at NE 12th and Irving.
(Photo: J. Maus/BikePortland)

With an unprecedented number of projects in the pipeline, it’s hard to keep up with all the work being done by the Portland Bureau of Transportation these days.[Read more…]

Ride in northwest? Tell PBOT what you think about latest bikeway designs

Avatar by on June 3rd, 2019 at 1:33 pm

PBOT is inching closer to finalizing these 12 projects.

It’s time to help the Portland Bureau of Transportation make northwest neighborhoods as bike-friendly as possible.

PBOT has just opened an online open house and shared latest project concepts for their Northwest in Motion project. This is an effort to identify and prioritize about a dozen projects that aim to encourage biking, walking, and transit use in and around the Pearl District .[Read more…]

PBOT unveils design concepts for 12 projects that could transform northwest Portland

Avatar by on April 24th, 2019 at 11:32 am

Currently a one-lane road sandwiched between two lots under construction, PBOT wants make a section of NW Savier into a signed and colored two-way bikeway.

After kicking off about a year ago, the Portland Bureau of Transportation has released a major piece of their Northwest in Motion Plan (NWIM).
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With goal of less driving, Portland unveils 20 ‘Northwest in Motion’ projects

Avatar by on November 29th, 2018 at 2:23 pm

Old, exposed rails on NW 15th Avenue are just one of many barriers to biking in northwest PBOT wants to remove.
(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

The Portland Bureau of Transportation has released a list of 20 projects they’d like to build in northwest Portland and now it’s your turn to visit the online open house and give them feedback.
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City puts northwest Portland street projects “in motion”

Avatar by on May 15th, 2018 at 1:20 pm

NW Raleigh is one of the many greenway routes in Northwest that has fallen victim to too many drivers.
(Photo: Jonathan Maus)

This story is by BikePortland contributor Caleb Diehl.

The City of Portland’s Northwest in Motion plan got underway last night when the Community Advisory Group (CAG) met for the first time at Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital. The group — that includes representatives from biking and walking organizations, residents and business owners — will shape the outcomes of a project that will identify and prioritize a five-year “active transportation implementation strategy.”
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