portland in the streets

Sullivan’s Gulch artists paint a safer street

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on July 22nd, 2019 at 4:05 pm

A painted intersection. A safer intersection.
(Photos: J. Maus/BikePortland)

When a busy street bisects your neighborhood and drivers make it unsafe, sometimes a paint brush is your best weapon.
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City unveils 11 winners of $100,000 in placemaking grants

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on January 31st, 2018 at 12:37 pm

Remember that grant program we told you about back in June? The one where the Bureau of Transportation was giving free money to anyone with a great idea on making streets better?

They received 63 applications and decided to award 11 of them.

Here are the winners (with project descriptions via PBOT):

Bridlemile Walkway $3,368

This project will transform a walkway in the Bridlemile neighborhood of SW Portland. The walkway is used by neighbors to access area schools, bus stops and grocery stores and is a part of the SW Trails network.

“Dia de las Niñas y los Niños” Parade and Celebration $3,625

This community event is hosted annually by the Rigler Elementary School PTA to celebrate the Latin American holiday. This year’s event will include a Safe Routes to School theme and promote active transportation options for students and families in the Cully neighborhood.

Heritage Tree Trail $1,200

The University of Portland Neighborhood Association will use this project to promote the use of urban trails and neighborhood greenways, while also increasing awareness of the heritage trees network in their North Portland community.

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Today is Park(ing) Day, a celebratory reminder that streets are public space

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on September 15th, 2017 at 9:30 am

Visit them all!
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Today the City of Portland Bureau of Transportation is using our streets to their fullest potential. Instead of cheap storage for private vehicles, they’ve handed out special permits for creative placemaking installations as part of our local observance of International Park(ing) Day.
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New city grant program will fund livable streets projects

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on June 28th, 2017 at 2:15 pm

Creative bike racks? Intersection painting? Street seats? Get the city to pay for it!
(Photo of heart painting by Ted Timmons, others by Jonathan Maus)

Been itching to do an intersection painting in your neighborhood? Or how about a bike parking corral with a few creative flourishes?
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