February 1, 2006
Updated: 9 Points to Platinum
Sam and Earl will unveil their 9-point plan to get Portland to Platinum Cycling status at an event Thursday evening (7PM) at the downtown Bike Gallery store (SW 10th and Salmon).
See you there.
Update Feb 1st:
Here are the nine points in the plan to be announced tomorrow:
1. Significant enhancement of Portland’s existing bikeway network
2. Significant expansion of bicycle-friendly infrastructure
3. A comprehensive update of Portland’s Bicycle Master Plan
4. Targeted educational efforts that serve as national models
5. A mountain of bicycle encouragement activities
6. Expanded programs with law enforcement
7. Integration of bicycling into Oregon’s tourism and economic development efforts
8. Finding and committing to increased funding for bicycle improvements and services using federal, state, and local resources.
9. Adoption of a City Council resolution on Platinum and review of possible City policy changes
February 1, 2006 3:29 PM
Peter W Says:
Sucks I can't come (school!), but I hope that "Integration of bicycling into Oregon’s tourism and economic development efforts" might include supporting the Mountain Bike Park in Washington Park (see http://www.pumpclub.org/modules.php?name=Content&pa=showpage&pid=8)
February 1, 2006 3:41 PM
Jonathan Maus Says:
ooh, nice work Chris. Very exciting stuff...now it's up to the community to help see these through.
I'll link to this from my post.
February 1, 2006 10:27 PM
Scott Mizée Says:
Very good news. I'll plan on being there. This could be a great evening!
February 1, 2006 11:08 PM
Bike parking areas! Bike parking areas! Bike parking areas!
That place on Mississippi Ave needs to be the prototype for a series of new bike parking areas throughout Portland. Having a cover would be nice, too (with or without the solar panels). PSU needs to install a thousand more bike racks - have you guys ever seen U of O? It looks like Amsterdam during the school week!
Grade-separated bike paths like the Springwater Trail corridor (the new 3 bridges project) should be replicated a few other places - for instance, to allow Beavetron commuters to bike to downtown. Ditto for SW Portlanders... can they come up Moody via South Waterfront?
February 2, 2006 9:18 AM
Peter W Says:
Speaking of bike parking... check this out:
Of course, PSU did just install a bunch of new racks all around campus (which is nice - they are near your class). They do need more covered and secure parking though. It would be nice to need a thousand more bike racks; I hope that will happen within a year or two if our cycling growth continues.
February 2, 2006 4:29 PM
That photo of U of O is nothing - thats just one of the bike parkin areas behind a dorm. The main drag of campus has probably ~3,000 bike racks, in double rows on each side of the street. Maybe more. They extend like 2-3 blocks long on 13th, which is blocked off to traffic. However, during classes... you can't even walk down the street otherwise you'll be run over by bikes; you must stick to the sidewalks.
February 3, 2006 11:20 AM
Grade-separated bike paths like the Springwater Trail corridor (the new 3 bridges project) should be replicated a few other places - for instance, to allow Beavetron commuters to bike to downtown.
Absolutely! There must be many bikers stuck in a Sunset Highway clog wishing they could safely bike commute. With all the housing development North of 26, safe bike routes into downtown are needed there too.
And more bike space on Max is needed.
February 3, 2006 12:01 PM
The UO bike rack photo is actually from the other side of campus, next to the Library. But there are covered racks all over the place around campus.