Let the Swan Island TMA help you leave your car behind…

The Swan Island Transportation Management Association brings together area employers and regional agencies to expand transit service, improve pedestrian and bicycle access, and increase rideshare opportunities for employees Continue reading

Destination Swan Island, Thursday, May 30th “Completion Celebration!”

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Please join us for a full day of events to mark the completion of $5M plus in bike, pedestrian and transit access projects on Swan Island! 
Thursday, May 30th Events:
  • Bikers’ Breakfast: 6:30am-8:30am at the Cummins Triangle (N. Going, Basin and Port Center Way) to mark the completion of a huge improvement to the Going to the River Trail; Coffee and pastries for attendees.
  • Portland Parks & Recreation’s Grand Opening of the Waud Bluff Trail: 11am at the foot of the Trail off north end of N. Basin Avenue.
  • Dedication of the plaque in honor of the late Captain Head: 4pm on N. Channel Avenue; Tea and pastries to follow at MacCarthy Park parking lot.
  • Drawing for a bike from Revolver Bikes ($450 value): 5pm at Daimler Trucks NA, Bike Station, 4747 N. Channel, E Wing.

Waud Bluff: Done and ready for use!

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Photo courtesy of Jonathan Maus/BikePortland

It’s official.  The Waud Bluff Trail is ready for wheels, feet, families, workers squirrels…you name it.  Ask Lenny Anderson, Executive Director of the Swan Island Business Association, founder of the Swan Island TMA and charter board member of npGreenway, “Why a Waud Bluff Trail?” and this is what you’ll get:

“Over 3,000 people work within five minutes of the lower trail head on Swan Island…Western Star Truck Plant, the UPS hub, US Coast Guard, Navy and Marines. Access to those jobs just got a lot better via transit (TriMet 44), on foot for those you live nearby and by bike.

I am sure when I lug my 50lb rig up the stairs for the first time I’ll bellyache like a lot of you, but I’m confident that the men and women who are Continue reading

Portland Parks & Recreation wants your feedback!

Calling all bikers, walkers and neighbors of Swan Island~

As you may have heard, Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) has been working very hard in recent months with npGreenway to determine a feasible alignment for the future bike and pedestrian trail that will extend from the East Bank Esplanade to Kelley Point Park in St. John’s.

Before they close in on the final stretch, PP&R invites those interested from the community to weigh in on their most recent alignment proposal.  On January 9th, PP&R and npGreenway will host an Open House to solicit feedback and provide the latest on the proposal.  See below for details…

PP&R Open House

Counting down the hours for TriMet’s old tickets…

If you have leftover tickets that look like these, or other old tickets without a shiny foil strip, be sure to use or exchange them by December 31, 2012.

If you have leftover tickets that look like these, or other old tickets without a shiny foil strip, be sure to use or exchange them by December 31, 2012.

When the ball drops on December 31, you may as well use your old TriMet tickets for confetti because time will have run out to exchange them for valid tickets. Before singing Auld Lang Syne to 2012, the TriMet Trio sang a tune to help spread the word.

December 31 is the last day you can exchange your unused 1- and 2-Zone tickets (and any non-foil tickets)!

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Bike your way to TILT for free breakfast this Thursday

TILT Bike Commuter Breakfast

Ride down, chow down! The very generous folks at TILT have offered up complimentary coffee and breakfast to anyone who rides their bike to work this THURSDAY.  

If ever there were a day to try bike commuting, you might consider this one.  Just be sure to stop by TILT before heading to work…

Date/Time: Thursday, September 20, 7-9am

Location: 3449 N Anchor Street