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Portland Bike Parking: Corral vs Oasis

Greg Raisman of the Portland Office of Transportation takes Streetfilms on a tour of bicycle parking facilities in Portland, Oregon. Watch the video and learn the pros and cons of on street bicycle parking (a bicycle corral) vs a sheltered bicycle parking oasis.

Great Public Spaces: Pioneer Courthouse Square

According to the Project for Public Spaces (PPS), Portland, Oregon's Pioneer Courthouse Square is one of the Top 10 greatest public spaces in the U.S. & Canada.

Portland (Green) Bike Box!

Earlier this year, Portland's Office of Transportation installed many high visibility bike boxes that are colored lime green to help cyclist avoid right hook collisions. So while in Portland for the World Car-free Conference, we decided to have a little fun and publish a sequel to our very popular "How to Use a Bike Box".

Portland’s Sunday Parkways

Despite a very dreary and damp first half of the day, Portland's first Ciclovia-style street closure, Sunday Parkways, was a smashing success with countless thousands of city residents participating. It was like a giant community block party with walkers, bikers, joggers, bladers, families, and pets filling the 6 mile course.

Depaving Day!

Portland, Oregon's Depave.org leads an asphalt removing project to kick off the World Carfree Conference. Depave.org will continue to work with Goldsmith Properties to transform this now asphalt-free site into a community greenspace. Once completed, the site will be used to educate the public about pavement removal and storm water drainage management.

National Bike To Work Day

The League of American Bicyclists started Bike-to-Work Day in 1956 as a part of National Bike-to-Work Week, which in some cities has turned into Bike Month. We had cameras in many cities so check out how Bike-to-Work Day 2008 went in Austin, San Francisco, New York City and Portland, Oregon.

Intersection Repair

In Portland, Oregon, City Repair promotes intersection interventions where hundreds of people take back their streets by painting street murals and creating community-friendly commons to gather and socialize.

Clarence: The Traffic Calming Sasquatch

Thanks to the great traffic calming and livability a city like Portland, Oregon has to offer, even a bigfoot has felt safe enough around cars to come out of his decades of hiding and ride his bike.

Portland: Celebrating America’s Most Livable City

StreetFilms' 30 minute film on Portland, OR showing just a few of the ways it is one of the most livable cities in the U.S.

Bike Move!

Meet members of Portland's warm and innovative bike community where dozens of folks regularly help others move their belongings to a new abode using nothing but bike power.

Portland, Ore. – Traffic Calming: Diagonal Diverter

The use of traffic calming in Portland emphasizes keeping thru traffic out of neighborhoods.

Portland, Ore. – Festival Streets

Innovative thinking in Portland has produced a new street design which emphasizes community use.

Portland, Ore. – Older Adults Bike Program

Seniors in Portland ride three-wheeled trikes thanks to a program by the Portland Office of Transportation (PDOT).

Portland, Ore. – Bicycle Boulevards

Who needs bike lanes on wonderful streets like these when you keep traffic to a minimum?

Portland, Ore. – Crosswalk Enforcement Actions

In Portland, OR, you can get a $242 ticket for failing to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk.