Check out the article on the Community Cycling Center's Blog about PWTC's Volunteer Wrenching Nights, coordinated by Karyn Mardis (right):
The year is winding down which I’m sure many of you find rather astonishing. I know I do. It’s been a good year of riding for many of us though, and we had a lot of exceptional summer days. As the days get cooler and wetter I really relish the last hours of cycling on the warm and dry autumn days and dread the end of the ride. I’m sure that won’t be the case very soon!
THE CITY CLUB OF PORTLAND has added their voice to many, including Lewis and Clark College, who are calling for OREGON DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (ODOT) to study and fast-track a road diet on SW BARBUR BLVD. to “significantly improve safety for every road user”. The BTA also urges Portland City Council to study the traffic impacts of a Barbur Blvd.
At the September executive board meeting, the PWTC board made the decision to change the posting of Quick Releases, the Club's monthly newsletter, to a publicly accessed page on the website. The current newsletter and archived copies may be found by going to any page other than the home page and clicking on "Newsletters" in the left margin.
Here is the link:
Whew! All the hard work of summer is done. What a relief! Pioneer Century √ STP √ the annual club picnic √ and Sunday Parkways are done! That was quite a little “To Do” list there! Thank you all for your efforts. It’s been great and the results are all good.
Because of SELLWOOD BRIDGE CONSTRUCTION, Riverview Cemetery was slated to be closed to all vehicles including bicycles and we were offered a detour up Taylors Ferry Rd. This is a steep road with heavy traffic and no shoulder and no one rides a bike up it. After many complaints from cyclists about the safety of the proposed detour, the traffic plan has been revised so that cyclist and pedestrians are now able to go through the cemetery even thoug
Portland’s EASTBANK ESPLANADE was recently named one of the “TOP URBAN BIKE PATHS” in the United States by USA Today. They named 19 paths and the ratings were based on being commuting arteries to business districts, separating bikes from motor traffic, having good views, being good for recreational riders and tourists, and having the city take pride in the path. USA Today particularly liked the 1200 foot “floating walkway”.
We have had an active summer with multitudes of great rides and fun events such as the Pioneer Century, STP and our annual picnic. Thank you all for your participation.
I’ve just spent the weekend riding with the club three days out of four. Having July 5 off I was able to join in on the Friday morning quickie and see what goes on while I am working away in an office on a weekday morning. A large group met and had a great time riding different paces down Marine Drive and through Portland. Unfortunately, that was the ride John Joy’s Fuji single speed was stolen while we were at Madrona Hill Cafe.
The South bound bike off-ramp from the BROADWAY BRIDGE just got more bike-friendly. There is now a 10 foot wide bike lane plus three 11 foot standard vehicle lanes. PBOT created this change because of the crowd of commuters who ride bikes down this ramp and the need to create safer as well as more pleasant riding conditions for them. The new bike lane is 7 feet wide with a 3 foot buffer on the left side. The wider buffered bike lane