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TriMet will make Rose Quarter bike access permanent

Avatar by on July 1st, 2008 at 4:32 pm

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TriMet tested bike access options last month.
(Photos © J. Maus)

The BTA reports that TriMet has officially decided to make bike access through the Rose Quarter a reality.

TriMet tested potential solutions for bike traffic through its busy Rose Quarter transit hub back in June. Now, according to the BTA’s Michelle Poyourow, TriMet will make good on changes they alluded to a few weeks ago.[Read more…]

A closer look at TriMet’s Rose Quarter bike access test

Avatar by on June 11th, 2008 at 1:19 pm

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Riders test a new bike lane configuration
through the Rose Quarter Transit Center.
(Photos © J. Maus)

This morning I stopped by TriMet’s test of new bike access options through the Rose Quarter Transit Center this morning.

When I rolled up I was greeted by City of Portland bike coordinator Roger Geller and TriMet’s manager of capital projects Young Park. They offered a more detailed explanation of their concepts for safely and efficiently moving bikes through the Transit Center (bikes are currently prohibited from the area).[Read more…]

TriMet will test bike access options in Rose Quarter Transit Center

Avatar by on June 6th, 2008 at 2:29 pm

Sign at entrance to Rose Quarter
Transit Center.
(Photo © J. Maus)

The Rose Quarter Transit Center has long been a barrier to bikes. But now TriMet, the City of Portland and the BTA are teaming up to test new options intended to “find a safe and reliable” way for bikes to get through the transit center.

According to TriMet’s communications manager Mary Fetsch, on June 11, TriMet will conduct two tests that will involve new bike lanes, a bike box, temporary bus stop locations in addition to cones and lane striping on the street.

The first test will be carried out from 7:00 – 9:00am and the second will happen from 3:00 – 5:00pm. The BTA has rounded up 25 cyclists to help with the test.[Read more…]