A student-driven project in Eugene, intended to create a more comfortable and intuitive link between the University of Oregon campus and downtown Eugene seems to be on its way to construction.
The problem isn’t that Portland doesn’t like bikes any more. It’s that the city doesn’t seem to feel that being bike-friendly requires any difficult decisions.
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
New plastic bollards installed by the County today. This photo was taken west of the SE Grand intersection and just before the McLoughlin Blvd off-ramp.(Photos © J. Maus/BikePortland)
Common, but not quite common enough.(Photos © J. Maus/BikePortland) Even in Portland, people who really ought to know better (links to FB) still claim now and then that biking is a thing for young dudes. Still, in a town where only 31 percent of people on bikes tend to be female (it’s about 25 percent … Read more
Where, exactly, do sharrows belong?(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland) Update: See below for a few other examples of graphics that try to answer this question. There’s an interesting, useful bit of transportation wonkery in The Bicycle Transportation Alliance’s “Blueprint for World-Class Cycling” that came out this week: a visual guide to which sort of streets should … Read more
A man riding down NW Lovejoy yesterday, alongside what used to be plastic bollards.(Photos © J. Maus/BikePortland) It looks like PBOT will have to head back to the drawing board in their effort to create separation between bike and auto traffic on the NW Lovejoy ramp leading down from the Broadway Bridge. About a month … Read more
New plastic bollards help separate auto and bike traffic — and eliminate the dreaded “track straddle” on the Lovejoy ramp heading into the Pearl District. – More photos below –