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Bikes Brooklyn Action Corps Communication Transportation

Bring Biketown stations to Brooklyn

Biketown is Portland’s bikeshare system. Brooklyn is in the Biketown service area, but doesn’t have any stations. This makes it less likely to find a bike in the neighborhood, and it also costs extra to lock up a bike somewhere other than a station. The current stations are as much as a mile away from some parts of the neighborhood, and often require a difficult crossing of a busy street like Powell.

The City currently is running a survey asking where to place new stations. We could definitely use some in the neighborhood! Take the survey and tell them where you’d like them to place the new stations.

The Brooklyn Land Use & Transportation Committee helped identify 3 locations for stations that would improve bikeshare access for the whole neighborhood:

  • SE 17th Ave & Mall St
  • SE Milwaukie Ave & Pershing St
  • SE Lafayette St & 21st Ave

You can submit up to 5 locations in the survey. Let the city know what you think!

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Bikes Freight Trains Transportation

Gideon Overcrossing now open

The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) announced today that the Gideon Overcrossing is now open.

The Gideon Overcrossing is a bike and pedestrian bridge that provides a new north–south connection above the rail tracks near the Clinton St / SE 12th Ave MAX Station. It spans from SE 13th Place at Gideon Street on the south side to SE 14th Avenue on the north.

Street map displaying location of Gideon Overcrossing
Location of new Gideon Overcrossing bike and pedestrian bridge

This new bridge provides an alternative to the at-grade crossing at SE Milwaukie/11th/12th Avenues, especially when trains are blocking the intersection. For more details, check out the PBOT press release.

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Bikes Transportation

Brooklyn’s Future Neighbor to the North

Portland City Storage

Construction is slated to begin soon on Derek Hanna’s Portland City Storage facility. This will be located on the banks of the Willamette River, just north of the Ross Island Bridge.