My First Streetcar Loop Ride!

I had the opportunity today to join Portland Streetcar board members, citizen advisory committee members and many folks who have been working for a decade to make the Eastside streetcar a reality on a the very first preview ride! More photos after the jump…

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Boarding VIPs at 9th and Lovejoy

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Crossing the Willamette!

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Center Lanes on the Broadway Bridge

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First Stop: the Left Bank

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Streetcar in Drive-thru Land on Weidler

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Making the Turn onto 7th – I think the cabbie is surprised by our dedicated signal phase.

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A Parking Lot about to sprout a big building!

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Convention Center

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We built a lot of bio-swales on this project, this is one on MLK.

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“Flying Over” the main line and some historic railway cars on the way to OMSI

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Approaching OMSI

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“To Pearl District” a new option for OMSI visitors!

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Heading up to the viaduct

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Familiar landmarks on Grand.

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We have to cross a freeway ramp! We zig to the left to avoid the dedicated turn lane.

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Crossing back

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Sharing the Lovejoy Ramp with a cyclist (she passed us)

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