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Yikes! Bikes almost roll in the way of buses, trains in close-call videos

Michael Andersen (Contributor) by on April 25th, 2016 at 12:11 pm

Sometimes we all make mistakes. TriMet wants more people to think about the fact that some mistakes can be fatal.

It can be difficult to talk about this subject without blaming the victims of traffic violence. To its credit, the video TriMet released today focuses on examples of people who are acting both illegally and at least a little recklessly rather than (as the New York City transit union did recently) condemning people simply for not being cautious. There’s a big difference.

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First Look: Southwest Moody is now probably Portland’s best street to bike on

Michael Andersen (Contributor) by on August 14th, 2015 at 5:09 pm

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The new coloring and lane sorting makes things much more intuitive and comfortable for people biking and walking.
(Photos: M.Andersen/BikePortland)

Just in time for Tilikum Crossing’s public preview last weekend, TriMet and the City of Portland unveiled a new design for the main street leading to the South Waterfront.

In two words: It’s fantastic.

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TriMet announces big changes to SW Moody cycletrack

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on July 14th, 2015 at 6:47 pm

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It won’t look like this much longer.
(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland)

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Truck drivers are using Portland’s marquee cycle track as loading zone

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on December 4th, 2014 at 11:35 am


You can’t park there. Seriously. It’s a City Code violation.
(Photo: Kiel Johnson)

Ask Portland bike advocates, planners, or city staff what our best example of a high-quality bikeway is and many of them might say the SW Moody cycle track. That’s why we were so disappointed when photos appeared on Twitter yesterday showing large delivery trucks parking on it.

SW Moody is the main artery between the burgeoning South Waterfront district and downtown Portland. Its cycle track opened three years ago (read my first impressions here) and was funded through a $23 million federal stimulus grant that also paid for a reconstruction of the street to facilitate a streetcar and light rail line that connect to the new Tilikum Bridge.

A new mixed-use development on SW Moody includes several ground-level retail businesses including a bakery and a deli. According to people who ride the route regularly, it’s common to see delivery trucks using the cycle track to load and unload.[Read more…]

Light rail work leads to closures, detours on SW Moody cycle track

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on August 6th, 2013 at 11:33 am

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Expect the unexpected when you ride
on the Moody cycle track for
the next few months.
(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland)

The hits in our detour-filled summer just keep on coming…

TriMet has temporary closures in place on the SW Moody Ave cycle track as part of their ongoing Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Transit Project. The closures started last week and will last through October 18th. DeeAnn Sandberg with TriMet Community Affairs says the closures are necessary to allow TriMet to install tracks in the roadway. SW Moody is a major corridor to the South Waterfront neighborhood (and points south), the Aerial Tram, as well as OHSU’s various patient facilities and offices.[Read more…]

Photos, impressions after first ride on new SW Moody cycle track

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on November 3rd, 2011 at 1:38 pm

It’s open! A major renovation of SW Moody includes a two-way cycle track.
(Photos © J. Maus)

Yesterday, the SW Moody Project opened for business and I took my first ride on its cycle track.
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Portland’s first two-way cycle track to open Thursday

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on November 2nd, 2011 at 11:16 am

Artist rendering of SW Moody taken from project website.

Tomorrow, the Portland Bureau of Transportation will lift the lid on their SW Moody Project that includes what will be downtown’s first-ever cycle track. [Read more…]

TIGER project comes with Portland’s first two-way cycle track

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on February 17th, 2010 at 3:09 pm

Cross section of how SW Moody will look after a $23 million facelift thanks to federal stimulus funds awarded today.

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