Join us for a day of events to celebrate bike/pedestrian improvements on Swan Island!
Bikers Breakfast at TILT: Bike in and enjoy complementary coffee and breakfast at SwanIsland’s newest eatery; 7-9am, 3449 N. Anchor Street.
Dedication of “The Captain’s Walk”: Join us to dedicate the new Channel Avenue sidewalk to the Shipyards in honor of Captain R. Head, Master of the Olendorff, who was killed while walking along N. Channel Avenue; 11am-1pm, McCarthy Park parking lot between N Ballast & Commerce. *Look for tent and banners. Light snacks and refreshments. Followed by…
Celebration and Grand Opening of “River to Lagoon Trail” (Led bike/walk tours): Take an easy stroll or bike ride to the Lagoon, once the main channel of the Willamette River; 11am-1pm.
Industry & Art: Celebrating the worker: Just down “The Captain’s Walk” at Vigor Industrial Shipyard; Noon to 6pm, 5555 N. Channel Avenue. Free with $5 suggested donation.
Sure, we all know about the bus, the bike, the carpool…but how often do we think of our own feet as the best (if not most accessible) way to get around?
You’ll get a chance to test out your feet as a fun means of transportation on Friday, April 6th, 2012 when Portland celebrates National Walk to Work Day. Never heard of it? No wonder! It’s the event’s inaugural year in Portland, thanks to the hard work of the Willamette Pedestrian Coalition –it promises to be a fun one!
The Willamette Pedestrian Coalition – in partnership with the Portland Bureau of Transportation, BTA, KEEN Footwear, Upstream Public Health, Oregon Public Health Institute, Lloyd TMA, Swan Island TMA, and other partners – is organizing an event with four starting points in various parts of the city. We will start with some treats at each meet-up and then walk downtown, converging at City Hall for coffee and light breakfast before your work- or play day.
Following are the meet-up areas. (Specific locations to come):
- 34th & SE Belmont – meet 7:15am, walk 7:30am
- 26th & SE Clinton – meet 7:30am, walk 7:45am
- Leftbank Building (240 N. Broadway) – meet 7:30am, walk 7:45am
- Lower MacLeay Park – meet 7:15am, walk 7:30am
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Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) began survey and preliminary work on the new Waud Bluff Trail in North Portland during late September 2011. Construction efforts on this long-anticipated project are now ramping up. PP&R invited the media and public to a construction kickoff celebration on Tuesday, November 15 at 3:30pm.
Speakers at the event included City Parks Commissioner Nick Fish; Meeky Blizzard, aide to Congressman Earl Blumenauer; Lenny Anderson, Executive Director of the Swan Island Business Association; and Francie Royce of npGreenway.
The project’s location is on North Willamette Boulevard and North Harvard Street, near the southeast corner of the University of Portland where a steep bluff rises over Swan Island. Colf Construction has been contracted to complete the project. Work is scheduled to be finished in late summer/early fall 2012.
This highly beneficial project will provide a vital link between North Willamette Boulevard and Swan Island and its numerous businesses. Upon the project’s completion, commuters and other trail users Continue reading
We invite you to join medical experts and active transportation advocates, Dr. Phil Wu and Dr. Tom Syltebo of Kaiser Permanente, for an inspirational and informative discussion on how using travel options, such as walking, biking and taking transit to get to work, positively impacts employees’ health and employers’ bottom line.
Hear striking national health statistics, learn about the financial impact of
active transportation for employers and employees, and gather ideas on how your company can promote a healthy, active workforce.
This free event will be held Wednesday, Nov. 9 from 11 a.m. to noon at Daimler Trucks North America Corporate Conference Center at 4555 N. Channel Avenue, Portland. Parking is available in front of the building; follow the signs through the courtyard. Refreshments and snacks provided. Arrive early to find a seat. Please RSVP to Sarah Angell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Veteran bike commuters and new-comer cyclists alike– what’s not to like about a goofy event to remind us of the elemental pleasure of biking? This Sunday from 11am-4pm, the City of Portland will turn a stretch of its North Portland streets over to bicyclists for the North Portland Sunday Parkways. Come explore some of the neighborhoods adjacent to Swan Island–without car traffic. Don’t have a bike? Pedal Bike Tours, 503.243.2453 will rent one to you! Described by PBOT’s Transportation Options Division, the North Portland Sunday Parkways is “A 2-way route of city streets open to walk, bike, roll, run, jump and skip – without having to watch out for cars!”