The following is a guest post by North Portlander, Dan Haneckow. Dan writes a blog about Portland history called Cafe Unknown. He lives in the Overlook Neighborhood and is a supporter of npGREENWAY. Barbara Bartlett Hartwell liked to look back. From 1959 to 1967 she delivered a series of lectures on the vanished Portland of […]
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Portland Bike Rush Hour featured on New York City’s Streetfilms
Bike Traffic continues to grow exponentially in Portland. Recently, Clarence Eckerson, Jr. from New York City’s Streetfilms.org in was in town. Eckerson worked with Portland’s Dan Kaufman of Cranked My Chain CycleTV to produce this great video about cycling rush hour on the Hawthorne Bridge. They showed one brief clip of the busiest greenway in […]
Oregonian publishes article about new sculpture gateway on existing North Portland Greenway Trail
18-foot sculpture hails Big Pipe project by Michael Bales, special to The Oregonian Thursday April 23, 2009, 7:00 AM MICHAEL BALES/SPECIAL TO THE OREGONIANThe sculpture at an entrance to the North Portland Greenway Trail is known as the “Big Pipe Portal.” A new public sculpture on Swan Island frames the Willamette River and city’s west […]
Join the effort to encourage more bike and pedestrian projects
The letter below came from the 1000 friends of Oregon Website. They are spearheading a campaign to get the federal economic recovery act to spend more money on bike and pedestrian projects. Here at npGREENWAY, we are working dilligently to receive additional funding to build the Waud Bluff Trail. This project has been languishing for […]
From the Streetfilms blog: Earl Blumenauer talks transit, stimulus, bikes and Obama
Contrary to what some politicians would have us believe right now, bicycling and transportation is a non-partisan issue. Or, as Earl Blumenauer calls it in the video below, “a BIKEpartison” issue. We need to continue the momentum to improve our non-motorized transportation infrastructure in this country for myriad reasons. The time is now!
Rail and Trails existing together…another local example
Rail and Trails existing together. Yes, despite what the railroads here in North Portland are testifying, it is possible–and safe! Here is a great video shot by Michael Irving of his exerience on the Westside Express Service this week. Checkout the great views of all the water and trails. Love the view of the bridge […]
npGREENWAY bike ride from the Esplanade through St Johns
On Wednesday night, August 20th, we will continue our series of bike rides along the North Portland Willamette Greenway trail alignment. Wednesday, August 20th, 5:30pm – 8:30pm These bike rides have received many positive reviews in the past and are a great way to get acquainted with the trail. The August ride will meet at […]
Wedding by Bike 2008
Wedding 2008Originally uploaded by mindcaster When will we see this in Stumptown? Wedding 2008Originally uploaded by mindcaster …and this? Look at that wedding party parade!
Lessons from our Past | More Car Based Infrastructure?
I came across this great video this morning about the defeat of the Mt Hood Freeway. It speaks volumes about what we can learn from our past. It reminds me of the current momentum for the Columbia River Crossing and also how we shape North Portland with the upcoming River Plan. Thanks to Clarence and […]
River Plan / North Reach || Discussion Draft Released
River Plan / North Reach || Discussion Draft Title SheetOriginally uploaded by npGREENWAY It has been three years in the making; The Discussion Draft For the North Reach portion of the River Plan was released today. This is an exciting step as this future document will guide development and conservation along this unique portion of […]