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Project updates: NE 12th, NE 47th, Outer Stark, and more

Avatar by on November 13th, 2019 at 10:50 am

New bike box and ramp at NE 12th and Irving.
(Photo: J. Maus/BikePortland)

With an unprecedented number of projects in the pipeline, it’s hard to keep up with all the work being done by the Portland Bureau of Transportation these days.[Read more…]

Route advisory: Road construction in South Waterfront will lead to Tilikum Crossing path closures

Avatar by on February 12th, 2019 at 11:49 am

Workers on future SW Bond with Tilikum Bridge in the background.
(Photo: PBOT)

The Portland Bureau of Transportation has just announced a ten-day closure of the paths on the Tilikum Crossing Bridge between mid-April and the first week of May.

The closures are needed as part of their SW Bond Avenue Extension project, which will build a new road below the Marquam and Tilikum Bridges.

Here are the details about the upcoming Tilikum Crossing Bridge path closures:[Read more…]

City looks for alternatives to door-zone bike lane on new street in South Waterfront

Michael Andersen (Contributor) by on September 3rd, 2015 at 11:06 am

Screenshot 2015-08-31 at 1.53.09 PM

Yes, apparently city engineers sometimes use the Unipiper to designate bike lanes. We’ll call it affectionate good humor.
(Images from a city engineer’s design dated April 2015)

Well, this would definitely be odd if it happened.

Despite a continuing gusher of evidence that adding some sort of vertical separation to bike lanes makes them much better at getting people to actually ride bicycles, the City of Portland was, as recently as April, drawing up “preliminary” plans for an entirely new street in the South Waterfront that had a bike lane painted into the door zone of a road bed.

Two days after we emailed him about the plans, city spokesman Dylan Rivera said the sketch (which is dated May 5, 2015 and lists April 2015 as its “date approved”) was “per the 2009 city council approved street plan for the area” and that “we are considering other options.”

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