This is what the bike lane on SW Terwilliger Parkway looked like yesterday during the evening commute. Those two white lines on the left are a buffer zone, the actual bike lane is to the right, buried in leaves. (Photo: Steven Mitchell)
It might not look like much, but it makes a big difference. (Photos by J. Maus/BikePortland)
“The changes are a big improvement.” — Barbara Stedman, southwest Portland resident
Slowly but surely, the City of Portland is improving bikeways in southwest. Case in point are the recently completed changes to the intersection of SW Capitol Highway and Terwilliger (a.k.a the “teardrop”).
So far this week we’ve covered a gap in downtown, one out east, and now we’ll travel over to southwest. Today’s gap is one that I had the displeasure of discovering during our Southwest Portland Week last February: southbound Terwilliger between Chestnut and 7th/Caldew (map). [Read more…]
Helena Stedman doesn’t fit the stereotype of a Portland bike commuter. At just five years old, she’d rather talk about kindergarten than bike lanes and her most prized bike accessory is her favorite stuffed elephant.
After bollards were uprooted — and despite new signs that say “No left turns” — this taxi pulls onto Terwilliger from Condor. This is the same maneuver that resulted in serious injuries to a bicycle rider in August and spurred PBOT into action. (Photo: BikePortland reader)