Not only are Portland, Oregon’s new bike boxes to be accompanied by a motorist safety campaign, they’re also making them hard for drivers to miss at street level. Note the "Get Behind It" sign to the right. Compare the Portland version to a New York bike box: Could this call for a green […]
Portland’s Older Adults Bike ProgramA Clarence Eckerson Street FilmRunning time: 3:37Download: 17.37 MB The Portland Office of Transportation recently launched a new program to re-introduce older adults to bicycling. Many of the participants haven’t ridden bikes in over 50 years.
Streetfilms’ Clarence Eckerson has been spending a lot of time in Portland learning about the politics, planning, engineering and culture behind that city’s phenomenal bike network. Working closely with Greg Raisman from Portland’s Dept. of Transportation Clarence produced a half hour documentary called "A Celebration of Portland Transportation." On Saturday, the film was shown on the big screen at Portland’s Bagdad […]
Following the news about the new sidewalk extensions and bike racks being installed in place of car parking space in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, Clarence Eckerson of Streetfilms sends along this short video looking at on-street bicycle parking in Portland, Oregon, that cyclists’ Shangri-La. As Greg Raisman from Portland DOT says, "After we put it in, it […]
Portland’s Innovative Bike SignalA Clarence Eckerson StreetfilmRunning time: 1:37Download: 5.91 MB Portland’s Office of Transportation goes the extra mile to accommodate cyclists. Rex Burkholder, a local elected official and the founder of the the Bicycle Transportation Alliance, shows off a high-tech, creatively engineered traffic signal for cyclists. Whenever a cyclist rolls atop a painted icon on […]
Streetfilms‘ Clarence Eckerson was in Portland recently where he caught up with a neighborhood "Intersection Repair" project. New York City will experience a similar community-driven street reclamation project later this summer. A number of groups will be coming out to repair the Brooklyn intersection where a 4-year-old boy was run over and killed by the […]