A Bold Step Toward Vision Zero

During the public hearings on the Comprehensive Plan, and in the Transportation Expert Group (advising PBOT on the Transportation System Plan) PBOT took some heat on a lackluster safety policy (someone characterized it as “keep doing what we’ve been doing”). I’m happy to report that PBOT has stepped up. At Tuesday’s Planning and Sustainability Commission […]

Bikes Have a Level of Service Too!

PSU Transportation Seminar Speaker: Nick Foster, Senior Planner, Kittelson and Associates Topic:  Evaluating the Level-of-Service of Protected Bike Lanes When: Friday, November 21, 12:00pm to 1:00pm Where: PSU Urban Center Building, SW 6th and Mill, Room 204 Summary: The most recent edition of the Highway Capacity Manual (HCM) contains analysis procedures for measuring the level-of-service (LOS), also referred to […]

KBOO Bike Show: Activism for our Streets

 Listen to the show (mp3, 25.5MB) This month we go back to our roots– grass roots that is. Portland’s flame of cycling activism burned out over the recession. But recently, out of the ashes comes new, exciting growth. Tori and Chris talk with Alex Reed of Bike Loud Portland, Lisa White of Bike-Walk-Vote and Boris Kaganovich […]

Back Again: Visitor From Vancouver

Updated 11/10/14 Gordon’s visit this year is this Wednesday Thursday in the Portland Building at 6:40pm. Original Post 11/12/13 It’s time for the annual Gordon Price lecture to the Traffic and Transportation class: What: Gordon Price Presentation When: Thursday 11/14, 6:40 – 8:40 p.m. Where: Portland Building Auditorium, 1120 SW 5th Ave Cost: Free and Open […]

Is Transit Active Transportation?

PSU Transportation Seminar Links Between Public Transportation and Physical Activity Speaker: Brian Saelens, Professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Seattle’s Children’s Hospital & University of Washington Topic:  Links Between Public Transportation and Physical Activity When: Friday, November 7, 12-1 p.m. Where: PSU Urban Center Building, SW 6th and Mill, Room 204 Summary: This […]

Three Four TPAC Seats Open

Updated 11/3/14 Once again, several positions on TPAC are open: Also, as mentioned at last Friday’s meeting, we have started the recruitment for TPAC community representative positions and the application is now open online.  Three positions are open for two-year terms starting January 2015 and an additional one-year position is open, also starting January 2015.  […]

Boston Did it, Could Portland?

The City of Boston has adopted a policy that all heavy trucks used by firms contracting with the City must have side-guards to protect cyclists from going under the wheels in the event of a collision. Sounds like a great component of Vision Zero to me!

November 2014 Open Thread

Time to turn the clocks back, start thinking about shopping, and have another Open Thread. Next Tuesday is election day.  If you haven’t voted already, there are many places to drop off ballots around town (it is likely too late for mail; ballots that don’t reach the elections office by the close of the polls […]