Storm response follow-up: City will release bike-specific survey

As these tracks show, many people still rode during December’s snow.(Photo © J. Maus) Earlier this month, the Mayor’s office released a storm response survey. The 15-question survey (it’s still online) asked citizens about their travel behavior during the storm and asked them to rate the city’s response. Every mode (transit, motor vehicles, pedestrians) was … Read more

Buffered Bike Lane with a bike symbol and arrow pointing forward

PBOT Press Release: Changing Conditions Create New Challenges

Here’s the latest storm advisory from the Bureau of Transportation (online here): Changing Conditions Create New Challenges for Road Crews, Travelers, and Property Owners (PORTLAND, OR) – Severe winter weather conditions continue to work against City crews as they continue to plow priority routes 24 hours a day since Sunday, December 14, when an arctic … Read more

Beyond studded tires; the ultimate snow bike and bike tire chains

Now that Portlanders have experienced a “real” winter storm (not the occasional dusting of snow we usually get), some folks are beginning to think about how to equip themselves to ride through anything. If studded tires aren’t enough, maybe it’s time to consider the Ktrak. This morning Jack Bog reminded me of this bike, which … Read more

Buffered Bike Lane with a bike symbol and arrow pointing forward

Latest storm update from PBOT: “Avoid unnecessary travel”

I’m a bit late in posting this, but here’s the Bureau of Transportation’s storm update for Monday, 12/22 (read it online here): Released: December 22, 2008 Contact: Cheryl Kuck, 503-823-5909 PUBLIC URGED TO AVOID UNNECESSARY TRAVEL Icy roads and continuing inclement weather present challenges to road crews, transit providers, and travelers