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Father of teen killed by driver on Hawthorne Blvd questions city’s repaving plans

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on May 5th, 2021 at 12:37 pm

(Photo from Fallon Smart memorial ride on August 26th, 2016 by Jonathan Maus/BikePortland.)

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New protected bike lanes coming to key stretch of Hawthorne Blvd

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on April 2nd, 2021 at 3:48 pm

The pendulum is set to swing from cars to buses and bikes.
(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

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A closer look at how PBOT will reconfigure Hawthorne Blvd

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on February 9th, 2021 at 3:41 pm

(From SE Hawthorne Pave and Paint Decision Report – PBOT)[Read more…]

24 years ago: A push for bike lanes and a more ‘people-focused’ Hawthorne Boulevard

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on February 9th, 2021 at 10:26 am

Article from The Oregonian on October 25th, 2000. (Special thanks to Doug Klotz)

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Support builds for bike lanes on Hawthorne as community awaits key report from PBOT

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on February 2nd, 2021 at 11:06 am

Healthier Hawthorne has taken over the windows of Starbucks at SE 37th.
(Photo: Zach Katz/Healthier Hawthorne)

A grassroots campaign to build support for protected bike lanes on Southeast Hawthorne Blvd has reached a fever pitch ahead of an expected release of a design recommendation by the Portland Bureau of Transportation. [Read more…]

After feedback, PBOT will consider bike lane hybrid option on Hawthorne Blvd

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on September 30th, 2020 at 1:33 pm

A mixing zone like this one on SE Foster at 82nd could be the key to fitting bike lanes on Hawthorne Blvd.

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It’s official: PBOT considering bike lanes on Hawthorne Blvd

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on May 20th, 2020 at 2:37 pm

PBOT drawing shows one of two bikeway options under consideration.

During an online meeting hosted by the Hawthorne Boulevard Business Association this morning, the Portland Bureau of Transportation revealed some very good news: Bike lanes are among the alternatives being considered for their Hawthorne Pave and Paint project.

As we first hinted at back in January, the project — which will repave the street between 24th and 50th — is an opportunity to do something special on this marquee commercial corridor.

Given the historic relationship between bike lanes and main streets in Portland, it was no surprise that PBOT was initially reluctant to utter the words “bike lane” anywhere near this project. Over the years the City has battled business interests who think free car parking is better for their bottom line that thousands of people on bikes. But now it appears that they’ve warmed to the idea. [Read more…]

City of Portland will pay $395,000 settlement in case of teen killed crossing Hawthorne

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on April 28th, 2020 at 11:58 am

Memorial for Fallon Smart in August 2016.
(Photo: J. Maus/BikePortland)

The family of a 15-year-old Cleveland High School student who was killed while crossing Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard in 2016 will be paid $395,000 by the City of Portland. The settlement comes from a lawsuit filed by the Estate of Fallon Smart. The suit alleged wrongful death and negligence from the Portland Bureau of Transportation based on conditions at the intersection of Hawthorne and SE 43rd.

The tragic death of this young Portlander and the maddening circumstances surrounding the man who killed her are blights our city will never fully recover from; but this relatively rare and large payment by PBOT could be a positive sign that road agencies will take more responsibility to keep our streets safe.[Read more…]

Grassroots push emerges for ‘quick and cheap’ bike lanes on SE Hawthorne

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on April 24th, 2020 at 1:35 pm

Proposed cross-section with parked cars next to a curbside bike lane.
(Graphic made with Streetmix)

“With just cones and a touch of paint, we can quickly and cheaply build a much safer, healthier, and happier Hawthorne,” reads the text of a website at that just launched yesterday.[Read more…]

Updates to Hawthorne, NW Broadway will create more space for cycling and transit

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on January 30th, 2020 at 10:30 am

Design concept for SE Hawthorne between Grand and 6th.

Two of Portland’s most vital bikeways are on the cusp of big changes. [Read more…]