Here’s how PBOT will fix the bike lane that disappeared on NW 14th Ave
12-feet of biking space coming soon.
A Broadway Bridge-to-Park-Blocks flyover path? Site designer says it could happen
The city is looking for feedback on what people want to happen to Northwest Portland’s Post Office site.
Possible sale of downtown Post Office could be golden opportunity for bikeway
A new built-from-scratch bikeway could run from the Broadway Bridge straight down into the Park Blocks and across Burnside past Director Park, the cultural district and PSU.
Bike parking dispute boils over at Pearl District condo
(From The Encore’s website) When the Encore condominiums in the Pearl District opened in 2008, bike-friendliness was a main selling point. “Ride. Relax. Repeat” was the marketing slogan. The building also caught my eye and ended up on the Front Page for offering a free bicycle to new owners. The building’s developer, Hoyt Street Properties, … Read more
Diverter and new bike lane creates calm on NW Marshall
Aaaahhhhh, that feels much better. (Photos © J. Maus/BikePortland)
City set to make big changes to NW Marshall
Detail of changes coming to Marshall. The Bureau of Transportation is scheduled to make long-awaited changes to NW Marshall Street between 10th and 11th (map). Their aim is to make bicycling conditions more pleasant by decreasing the amount of people who drive on the street and by adding dedicated space for bicycle traffic. Auto traffic … Read more
Pearl District residents seek expansion of sidewalk bicycling ban
People ride on the sidewalks on NW Lovejoy to avoid the new streetcar tracks.(Photos © J. Maus/BikePortland) The Pearl District Neighborhood Association wants to expand the area in downtown Portland where bicycling on sidewalks is prohibited. Currently, bicycles are not allowed on sidewalks in the area defined by 13th, SW Jefferson, Naito Parkway, and NW … Read more
PBOT eyes changes in the Pearl to reduce auto traffic on NW Marshall
PBOT planner Mauricio LeClerc presented plans for the Pearl District last night.(Photos © J. Maus) After NW Lovejoy was decommissioned as a bikeway by the city, NW Marshall Street was supposed to take its place. The Bureau of Transportation added sharrows, smoothed out cobblestones, and installed signage and pavement markings to direct bicycle traffic from … Read more
What keeps ‘Portlandia’ star from riding? Streetcar tracks
“I got caught in there [rail tracks]. And it put the fear of death in me. And that was the last time.”— Portlandia star Fred Armisen on why he doesn’t plan to ride a bike when he moves to the Pearl District Often when I’ve brought up issues related to sub-par bicycling conditions that I … Read more
‘Giro di Portland’ race is new marquee event at Festa Italiana
Now includes a bike race, naturally. The Festa Italiana, a week-long event that has brought together the local Italian community for 20 years, now includes a bike race. The Giro di Portland will feature the area’s best racing talent on a high-speed, multi-lap criterium through the Pearl District — and the Festa Italiana is the … Read more
PNCA plans ‘Tracey Sparling Memorial Pedal Garden’
Preliminary concept drawing of Tracey Sparling Memorial Pedal Garden.(Drawing by David Boekelheide and Evan Holt/PNCA)