work zones

Why Portland needs stronger design standards for construction zones

Avatar by on October 20th, 2014 at 12:16 pm

Bike traffic on NW Broadway-9

A construction project is currently blocking that entire right lane where all the bicycle riders are, forcing people into a mixed-zone environment with only humans as traffic calming measures.
(Photos by J. Maus/BikePortland)

What a difference a few days can make.
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Checking in on the Broadway Bridge detour

Avatar by on September 9th, 2010 at 12:15 pm

Broadway Bridge detour observations-12

Despite detour plans recommending
against it, some people are riding
across the bridge in the
main travel lane.
(Photos © J. Maus)

I spent some time yesterday watching how people on bikes were handling the detour onto the Broadway Bridge. The bridge just (partially) re-opened to traffic last Friday and currently there are two lanes open as well as the south sidewalk. All bike traffic is supposed to only use the sidewalk, but I noticed yesterday that some people are taking the lane and there’s some confusion about how to get onto it.[Read more…]

How is Hawthorne/Madison construction treating you?

Avatar by on July 26th, 2010 at 9:54 am

Looking east on SE Hawthorne Blvd, just before Grand Avenue. Not exactly a place you’d want your kids or your mom to ride through is it?
(Photo © J. Maus)

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