Community Cycling Center Announces “I Ride” Bicycling Campaign

From the Community Cycling Center:

The Community Cycling Center is excited to announce the debut of the “I ride” campaign, a celebration of all who ride bicycles in our community, made possible through a grant from Kaiser Permanente’s Special Initiative Fund. The campaign features many of Community Cycling Center’s program participants who are champions and role models that have been working hard to promote bicycling in their neighborhoods. The “I ride” campaign will be displayed on bus benches located at 15 intersections in north and northeast Portland from May to October.
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Road Safety Action Plan Meeting Tonight

Vision Zero wants to remind you about the second and final stakeholder and public meeting this Wednesday, April 20, from 5:30-7pm at the OAME offices (4134 N. Vancouver Avenue, Portland).

They will be continuing work on the King, Humboldt, Boise Road Safety Action Plan and need YOUR input and feedback. Pizza and refreshments will be provided. Please see their website for more information.

Please feel free to contact Michelle van Tijen with any questions.
Phone: 503-893-8777
Public Involvement Coordinator
Vision Zer0 Oregon

A project by
The Loci Group, Portland State University Masters of Urban and Regional Planning Workshop

www.visionzerooregon.org

More Changes on N. Williams, Open House April 16th

Come take a look at potential N. Williams transportation improvements – to the bike lane, auto lanes, bus stops and crosswalks – on Saturday, April 16th, from 1:30 – 4:00 pm, 2910 N Williams Ave. The City wants to know which changes will and won’t work for you.

This will be a drop-in open house meeting, with:

  • Real live traffic engineers
  • Big colorful maps and drawings
  • Snacks
  • Childcare and playground
  • Handouts and feedback forms to take for others who can’t attend

From the PBoT website:

The City of Portland wants to make N Williams a safer and more comfortable place to bike, drive, ride transit and walk. With the advice of a Stakeholder Advisory Committee formed for this project, City staff have prepared some alternative designs for your consideration. Come take a look and tell us what you think.
The current traffic operations/bikeway project is just the most recent change for the North Williams corridor in inner North Portland. This project builds on the work done beginning in 2006 as part of the Vancouver-Williams Transportation Project that recommended pedestrian safety improvements (many of which have since been constructed with funding from the Portland Development Commission).

Historically, this area includes one of Portland’s oldest commercial districts and was a main street for Portland’s African-American community. With its distinguished history, emerging bicycle-oriented business community and more than 3,000 bicycle riders every day, the North Williams Bikeway project area has many stakeholders who should be involved in discussions about the future cross-section of the street. A Stakeholder Advisory Committee (SAC) has been formed and met for the first time on February 1, 2011.

For more information on the North Williams project, or to be added to the interest list to receive updates, contact project manager Ellen Vanderslice: ellen.vanderslice@portlandoregon.gov, or call 503-823-4638.

Immaculate Heart Church, 2910 N Williams Ave
Come by #4 TriMet bus; bike via Williams/Vancouver; or drive and park in the church lot off of NE Stanton.
Licensed childcare and on-site playground
Translation services available upon request at least 3 days prior to the meeting
Light snacks will be provided

Vision Zero action plan to target neighborhood danger spots.

From Vision Zero:

The Stakeholder Advisory Committee (StAC) for Vision Zero Oregon’s King/Humboldt/Boise’s Roadway Safety Action Plan will begin looking at neighborhood road problems. These problems were collected through stakeholder interviews, a public survey, and a March 2011 community walking tour. The Vision Zero project will use the perspectives and expertise from the StAC to make a plan to increase road safety in the King, Humboldt, and Boise neighborhoods. This project will look at ways to reach “Vision Zero;” a vision of roads that don’t have any deaths or injuries for people walking, biking, or driving.

Both StAC meetings are open to the general public. Pizza and refreshments will be provided.

Wednesday, March 23
5:30pm – 7:00pm
Oregon Association of Minority Entrepreneurs
(Amelia Room, 4134 N. Vancouver Avenue)

Wednesday, April 20
5:30pm – 7:00pm
Oregon Association of Minority Entrepreneurs
(Amelia Room, 4134 N. Vancouver Avenue)
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Vision Zero Traffic Safety Meeting

From Vision Zero:

Please join us for our first Stakeholder Advisory Committee meeting on March 23.

We are inviting anyone and everyone to join us in identifying safety hazards in the King, Boise, and Humboldt neighborhoods and work towards developing a range of solutions that citizens can pursue. During the meeting we’ll briefly introduce the project and summarize our current findings in the neighborhood. After that we’ll break into small group with you the public to discuss more specific unsafe locations and behaviors.

When: Wednesday, March 23 – 5:30pm – 7:00pm

Where: Oregon Association of Minority Entrepreneurs (Amelia Room, 4134 N. Vancouver Avenue)

Details: Please arrive by 5:30 to promptly get started. We’ll provide delicious refreshments.

If you have questions about the Stakeholder Committee or the project in general, please feel free to contact the Public Outreach Coordinator, Michelle van Tijen (503-893-8777) or (michelle@visionzerooregon.org).