Photo contest: Portland’s worst (and best) detours

Buffered Bike Lane with a bike symbol and arrow pointing forward

If only there were a strip of underused pavement nearby.
(Photo: M.Andersen/BikePortland)

Here in Portland, it’s been a summer of detours. And some of them are much better than others.

Let’s help the city make more of them good.

The Bicycle Transportation Alliance, fortunately, has noticed this problem. This Thursday, BTA intern Ruben Montes is hoping to meet with the City of Portland’s Mark Lear and Craig Goodroad to start looking for ways the city can better design construction zones to work for active transportation.

We’d love to give them some material to talk about. So for the next few days, any time you see a detour in Portland that doesn’t seem to prioritize human beings, or one that you think does so well, snap a photo and email it, with a few words about its location, to michael@bikeportland.org or text it to me at 503-333-7824.

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Reader photos: A vandalized sharrow, a Portland latte, and a cheap tandem

Buffered Bike Lane with a bike symbol and arrow pointing forward

Not sure why, but I’ve been getting a lot of interesting photos via reader emails lately. I shared a few last week, and who can forget the “don’t share the road” license plate? (Incidentally, the owner of that plate has gotten in touch with me wants to chat more about it).

So here goes, three more photos that give a glimpse into biking’s place in Portland.

The first one came to us via JJ Heldmann’s Twitter feed. It’s a specially crafted latte by the folks at St. Honore Bakery in Lake Oswego…

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Reader Photos of the Week: Bike infrastructure in Seoul, South Korea

Buffered Bike Lane with a bike symbol and arrow pointing forward

Ross Kenney shared this photo of the bike and walking facilities
on the Banpo Bridge, suggesting that they are similar to the ideas proposed for the Columbia River Crossing
(Photo: Ross Kenney)

BikePortland reader Ross Kenney writes to us that he moved this fall from Portland to Seoul, South Korea to teach English. He included some photos and notes on the state of bicycling infrastructure there.

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