Friday, May 15, 2015

Two Bike Rides Sunday! Research Focus or Family-Friendly

You probably already know about the field trip to Portland for research on bike boulevards, but if you're in town on Sunday, there's another option!

Location of Portland Bike Boulevards:
Concord, Holman, Going, Klickitat
via Metro Bike There map
The Keizer Iris Festival is offering a short bike ride to Spong's Landing Park at 1pm on Sunday the 17th.
The course is flat on a low-traffic route. The ride starts and ends at the parking lot at Cummings Elementary School on Cummings Lane in Keizer. Coordinator: Hersch Sangster 503-390-8024
Spong's Landing is an historic ferry site, dueling with Lincoln across the river! So there's also the legacy of 19th century river transportation, something we don't much think about today.

Bike Boulevard Field Trip

Car-free section of NE Klickitat in Portland
Photo: Scott Batson/PBOT - via BikePortland
If you're feeling more adventurous, don't forget about the trip to visit Portland's network of bike boulevards.

Woodlawn neighborhood, 1894 Portland Paving Map
(The yellow indicates graded, but not yet graveled, sections;
everthing else is dirt/mud. Note also the streetcar line!)
The trip is also on the afternoon of Sunday, May 17th. The trip assembles at Upcycles on 909 NE Dekum St., in the Woodlawn neighborhood, at 1:30pm.
We'll tour the Concord, Holman, Going, and Klickitat Neighborhood Greenways with a Traffic Safety Specialist who can tell us about the design elements used in the creation of bike boulevards.
Woodlawn and Upcycles location today
City of Portland neighborhood greenway map

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