It looks as if the best way to reach Portland’s most famous skating rink will no longer be to walk through a parking garage.
Boris Kaganovich of Better Block PDX with a half-built planter in the rooms where he and other volunteers have been preparing for a “pop-up” plaza and protected bike lanes on 3rd Avenue.(Photos: M.Andersen/BikePortland) Working every evening for two weeks in a warren of unfinished rooms three stories above Old Town, more than a dozen enthusiastic … Read more
A Portland planner’s concept for a way to almost completely eliminate bike-car conflicts from American intersections got its first road test in Minneapolis this month.
A major new study analyzed protected bike lanes from across the country (including Portland) and the results are very positive.
Washington County’s Shelley Oylear said there’s a growing understanding in county government that it’s impossible to build wider and wider roads forever.
In the latest sign that Portland’s lead as America’s best cycling city is dwindling, we were completely left out of a list of the year’s top 10 protected bikeways published by People for Bikes yesterday. People for Bikes (formerly known as Bikes Belong) is an industry-funded advocacy group that also runs the Green Lane Project, … Read more
Seattle resident Jan Heine is a very respected figure in the bicycling world. As editor of Bicycle Quarterly, a magazine that delves deeply into bicycle design and randonneuring, he has a large and loyal following. So when he published a lengthy blog post yesterday that was highly critical of the “worrisome trend” in the U.S. … Read more
Riding on SW Broadway in downtown Portland.(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland) A new study by researchers at the University of British Columbia and published in the American Journal of Public Health shows that physcially separated, bicycle-specific infrastructure can lead to much lower risk of injury for people riding bicycles. Here’s more on the study from Atlantic … Read more