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.
Happily, the days are getting longer so many of us no longer are returning from work in the pitch dark. However, many of us either commuters heading to work in low light or are pedestrians during the evening hours throughout the week. Hence, visibility issues should remain a consideration if you’re walking in the early morning or evening hours.
Our friends at the Westside Transportation Alliance created a great video that demonstrates a motorist’s visibility perspective of pedestrians and some precautions that pedestrians can increase visibility on the road.
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
A walking commuting program can help with employee issues such as Continue reading
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
Relax, Swan Island transit riders– breathing into a paper bag this Fall won’t be necessary for a reputable source informs us that neither the TriMet 72 or 85 schedule will face the chopping block this September. For those of you who’ve found your bus riding groove, this is happy news.
And for those of you who haven’t found your transit groove, we can help. Did you know that the Swan Island TMA will customize a transit trip plan just for you? Did you know that the map collection in our office would make Lewis and Clark blush? And while we’re on the subject, did you know you could read all about Lewis and Clark’s remarkable cartography skills if your hands were free to hold a book on the bus and not the steering wheel of your car?
Oh, and another thing: the PDX Bus iPhone App. It’s life changing. (Next post forthcoming)…