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PBOT explains rationale of new “channelizer” islands on Spokane bike boulevard

In our coverage of the new bike boulevard on Spokane Street in Sellwood many of you have shared questions and concerns about the new “channelizer” islands that have been installed. The islands are meant to channel motor vehicle and bike traffic into specific areas at intersections to avoid pinch-point conflicts, but several readers have said … Read more


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Sellwood gets city’s first “next generation” bike boulevard

New “channelizing islands” at SE 7th and Spokane.(Photo: Alaya Wyndham-Price) On Saturday, the City of Portland hosted a party and bike ride on SE Spokane Street in Sellwood to celebrate the opening of a new bike boulevard. The project’s significance goes way beyond the speed bumps, “channelizers”, and other infrastructure changes and marks what the … Read more


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Update on progress of bike boulevard project in Sellwood

Detail of new “channelizing islands” recently installed on SE Spokane St.(Photos © Adams Carroll) The City of Portland Bureau of Transportation is just weeks away from unveiling one of the most important bike-related infrastructure projects in years. Their new bike boulevard on SE Spokane Street in Sellwood is the first of their “next generation” bike … Read more


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Sellwood neighborhood plans bike boulevard celebration

PBOT has made major safety improvements to this crossing (SE 13th and Spokane).(Photo © J. Maus) The Sellwood Bike Boulevard project is nearing completion and the neighborhood wants to celebrate. The Sellwood Moreland Improvement League (SMILE) will host a bike ride and party on Saturday December 19th to welcome the City’s first “next generation” bike … Read more


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City unveils plans for bike boulevard in Sellwood

Crossing Spokane at SE 13th.(Photos © J. Maus) Last night at the headquarters of the Sellwood-Moreland neighborhood association, about 50 residents showed up to learn more about the City of Portland’s plans to create a bicycle boulevard on SE Spokane Street. They got a chance to see some of the latest innovations in the city’s … Read more