Twelve years after Portland Streetcar put rails onto to city streets, it’s still a Portland rite of passage to crash your bike on its tracks — and it’s still a maddening problem for the handful of people trying to solve it.
Get free rides during next week’s closure.(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland) The impending closure of the sidepaths on the Broadway Bridge next week has started a lot of discussions about how the Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) handles traffic mitigation during construction. We have reported on the bicycling aspect of the closure; but many people are now … Read more
Still from “When I Ride” video.– Watch it below- With the big grand opening of the new eastside/central city loop extension of the streetcar being this weekend, Portland Streetcar Inc. (PSI) has just unveiled a new safety video. The video features (and is narrated by) Bicycle Transportation Alliance (BTA) Advocacy Director Gerik Kranksy; but it … Read more
Remember that pesky streetcar utility pole placed in the bike path on the Broadway Bridge? The project to move it will start next week and Portland Streetcar will close parts of the bridge during the work. See more info below: Portland Streetcar Construction Advisory
It will be moved.(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland) [Publisher’s note: As an update to a story we covered several times last month, I’ve accepted a guest article from Chris Smith explaining his successful effort to have a streetcar pole on the Broadway Bridge moved out of the way of bike traffic. Smith is a well known … Read more
Could the route for the streetcarbecome a bicycle highway?(Image: Metro) After what the Oregonian called “persistent doubts from suburban taxpayers and a wealthy enclave of homeowners” the Lake Oswego streetcar project is on the rocks. Concerns about construction and operating costs of the streetcar were the reasons for its demise, but over $2 million has … Read more
A new pole for the streetcar (marked with orange/white stripes) has narrowed the entry to the Broadway Bridge path.(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland) As the story unfolds about how and why Portland Streetcar Inc. installed a utility pole on the Broadway Bridge bike/walk path, it is becoming more clear that they made a bad move. We’ll … Read more