Williams Ave project will break ground next month

It can’t happen soon enough.(Photo: J. Maus/BikePortland) At long last, the Portland Bureau of Transportation is ready to break ground on a re-design of N Williams Avenue. The project began in January 2011 with an eye toward transforming Williams into a street that offered world-class bicycling conditions. However, as many of you know, just five … Read more

Council candidate Sharon Maxwell played role in Williams Ave re-design process

Sharon Maxwell at an open house for the Williams Avenue Traffic Safety and Operations Project in April 2011.(Photo by J. Maus/BikePortland) Sharon Maxwell, the latest challenger to Commissioner Nick Fish’s seat on Portland City Council, might be a familiar name to many BikePortland readers. Maxwell spoke up early and often during the public process to … Read more

Article in academic journal offers explanation for Williams project controversy

New research delves into the Williams project process and why it turned into such a controversy.(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland) It’s been over two years now since the issue of racism and gentrification became part of PBOT’s North Williams Avenue traffic safety project. As the public process for that project morphed into a citywide dialogue about … Read more

City commits funds to honor history in Williams Ave project

Detail from a PBOT poster about the Williams project.(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland) As we reported last March, the City of Portland has about $1.5 million to spend on the North Williams Traffic Safey & Operations project. That’s enough money to build all recommendations put forward by the project’s Stakeholder Advisory Committee (SAC) in April 2012. … Read more