Join us in welcoming lifestyle columnist Cathy Hastie to BikePortland. Cathy is a former contributor to Portland Afoot and we’re excited to bring her perspective to our pages. Her first article is about a certain local civic engineering project that still needs a name. And it turns out, Cathy has an idea… Lifestyle columnist Cathy … Read more
Image from a TriMet presentation of the idea back in February. Remember TriMet’s idea to turn the bikeway on their forthcoming Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Bridge into a sonic piece of public art? While TriMet says their public art advisory committee was “intrigued” by the concept, they weren’t ready to pull the trigger due to its … Read more
Last week we broke the news that the Oregon Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (a governor-appointed committee that advises ODOT on biking and walking issues and projects) planned to make an official request to TriMet that the new Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Bridge be named after Don Stathos, father of the 1971 Oregon Bike Bill. Today … Read more
Father of the Bicycle Bill, Don Stathos, would be fitting tribute for new TriMet bridge.(Graphic: TriMet). Don Stathos is the father of Oregon’s Bicycle Bill, which he introduced and pushed through the state legislature in 1971. The bill (which became ORS 366.514) mandated that state highway projects spend a minimum of one percent on “footpaths … Read more
TriMet architect Bob Hastings presented the idea last night.(Photos © J. Maus) As part of the public art planned along their Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail project, TriMet is considering something quite interesting for the new Willamette River Bridge — a “sonic bike path.” TriMet architect Bob Hastings and Public Art Program Manager Mary Priester presented the … Read more
With just five months until start of construction on their Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Bridge, TriMet has announced a public event to “re-engage the community.” Check the details below: A Bridge Conversation Tuesday, January 18, 2011, 3–5 p.m. 2100 SW River Parkway (DEA offices, Willamette Room, 1st floor) In July 2011, construction will begin on the … Read more
[Note: This story was originally published with an outdated bridge graphic. The one below is more current.] Concept drawing of the bike/walkway on the new, carfree bridge TriMet will build over the Willamette.
Concept of new bridge. Last Thursday, The Oregonian’s top transportation reporter Dylan Rivera (he’s also their go-to guy for coverage of the new I-5 bridge/CRC project) took a closer look at the new TriMet multi-use transit bridge project. The story also included an audio slideshow titled, “Concept Bridge Creates Controversy” (watch it below). In the … Read more