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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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:, 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

Community Cycling Center Benefit December 9th

From Umpqua on Alberta:

Hello community peoples,

I am sure that you may be familiar with the good work the Community Cycling Center performs throughout the year. I would imagine you also might be aware of their Holiday Bike Drive. For more information visit the following link:

Umpqua Bank Alberta will be putting forward our first, annual Spirit of the Season Benefit on Thursday, December 9th from 6 to 8 PM. This year the event will benefit the Community Cycling Center. Treats will be provided by Petite Provence and spirits from Cork Wine Shop. Representatives from the Community Cycling Center will be in attendance to discuss how interested residents can get involved with the center and support the Holiday Bike Drive.

Please share this information with your area residents and come out for a good cause!

1745 NE Alberta Street


Robert W. Cross | store manager | alberta arts | umpqua bank | c: 503-706-8138 | t: 503-219-6161 l f: 503-287-3182
P.S. Umpqua Bank Alberta’s Build Your Block Challenge has a winner! Learn how to get involved on our Facebook page at

Bike Boulevard Improvements at Going/Martin Luther King Jr.

The Portland Bureau of Transportation is beginning work on Northeast Going Street at Northeast Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard to construct intersection improvements for cyclists and pedestrians. The project will consist of extending the median barrier on Northeast Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and two striped crosswalks where there are higher traffic speeds and traffic volumes on Northeast Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and pedestrians and cyclists have difficulty crossing the
street. No parking removal is necessary to accommodate the median island on Northeast Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. In addition, auto traffic will be regulated to right turns at this intersection only.

The project is scheduled to start in late March dependent on weather and construction crew availability. Construction of the intersection improvements should be completed relatively quickly within about a week and a half. This location was identified as a location where cyclists and pedestrians may have trouble navigating and crossing the busy intersection. This improvement will shorten the distance pedestrians and cyclists are exposed to traffic and will increase the visibility of pedestrians and cyclists to motorists and to each other. Pedestrians and cyclists will be able to make a two stage crossing, with the benefit of a concrete refuge to wait for traffic to clear for a safer crossing. The project team has visited neighborhood associations after holding two initial public meetings to get feedback from neighborhood residents on North and Northeast Going Street so that feedback and neighborhood input could be incorporated into the proposal. Access will be maintained in the area during all construction phases. Some road access will be limited while work is occurring in the street but access will be maintained through the duration of the construction. No complete road closure is anticipated.

The Bureau of Transportation is sensitive to the use of this connection in the neighborhood and will endeavor to complete the work as quickly as possible to minimize the inconvenience these improvements may cause.