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Guess who didn’t make list of America’s top 10 protected bikeways?

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

Six lessons for Portland from the League’s new ‘Women Bike’ report

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

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When should streets use sharrows, painted lanes and separation? (graphics)

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

Once again, bike lane bollards torn out by auto traffic on NW Lovejoy

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