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Portland Streetcar will give free rides during Broadway Bridge closure

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


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Portland Streetcar Inc. releases “When I Ride” safety video

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


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Guest Article: Getting creative to move a pole on the Broadway Bridge

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


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No streetcar to Lake Oswego? How about a bikeway?

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


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The Oregonian’s commute columnist weighs in on Broadway Bridge pole issue

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