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Come to the Bike Train Meet-Up and Pizza Party!

Interested in starting a Bike Train at your school or getting more people to participate?

 

Interested in starting a Bike Train at your school or getting more people to participate?

Come to the Bike Train Meet-Up and Pizza Party! 

When: Next Tuesday, September 25th from 5:30 - 7 PM

 Where: TaborSpace: 5441 SE Belmont St. Portland, OR 97215

   

Build a bike bucket to haul all your Bike Train necessities, pack a Preparedness Kit to take with you on your rides, get your questions answered by Bike Train Leader All Stars, and plan a route for your school! Plus, pizza will be provided.  Bike Buckets & pizza will start at 5:30pm.

**Child care will be provided** 

Please RSVP with the number of children and adults attending,

by contacting abra.mcnair@portlandoregon.gov, or calling 503-823-5156

 

*The first five people to RSVP with a yes will receive a portable handheld bike pump

to keep with them on their current or future bike train rides!

We look forward to seeing you!

Just three weeks left of Senior Strolls in 2012

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Join us for guided walks around Ladds Addition, Laurelhurst Park and the Hawthorne District

Group photo from Senior Strolls walkAre you seasoned in the art of living and looking to stay active and meet your fellow Portlanders? You still have three weeks to participate in SmartTrips Portland's Senior Strolls programs.

Due to the program’s popularity, Senior Strolls added additional weekly walk. Tuesday morning's strolls are a bit shorter and traverse at a slower pace, while the Wednesday morning jaunts extend a bit further and slighter faster pace.

Each stroll begins at 10:00 a.m. and ends along TriMet routes. Please contact Donna Green at (503) 823-6114 for more information on Senior Strolls or on Ped Pals (a free walking buddy program for 55+ year olds).

Below is a list of the remaining Senior Strolls:

Need bike parking? We have answers.

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Photo of bike corral

The Portland Bureau of Transportation provides a host of bike parking services to businesses and commuters.

There are more than 5,000 public bike racks in Portland. PBOT will install for free a bike rack on the public sidewalk in front of your business as long as you're located in a commercial zone and there is sufficient space to install it. If you frequently bike to a business that doesn't have bike parking, ask the business or contact PBOT directly; we'll follow up with the business.

You can request a rack by completing the online form, emailing PBOT at bikeparking@portlandoregon.gov, or pick up the phone and contact Scott Cohen at (503) 823-5345. 

Where sidewalk space is constrained, Portland has installed bicycle parking on street within the traditional auto parking lane.  These installations, often called ‘bike corrals’ accommodate 12 to 24 customers arriving by bicycle in 1.5 to 3 parking spaces.   Portland has installed 87 corrals to date, all of which have been installed at the request of the adjacent businesses. Businesses that want a bike corral on the public street in front of their business can complete a bike corral application form.  

If you bike to work and need a secure place to park your bike, check our Portland Bike Parking Map site to see covered bike parking sites in the Central City. PBOT also has bicycle lockers for rent for $95 per six months in the downtown and LloydDistrict.  If you're commuting from further than you want to bike, TriMet has secure, card-activated bike parking garages in Beaverton and Gresham and bike lockers at many MAX stations.

Some Portland businesses have demonstrated their creative flair through the bike parking that they provide. To install an aesthetically pleasing, but unconventional bike rack (known as "art racks"), first contact Timo Forsberg at (503) 823-7699.

Bike parking for employees is the responsibility of the employer. PBOT bike parking facilities guidelines can assist with rack selection and placement. You can also contact Scott Cohen or Sarah Figliozzi with questions at  bikeparking@portlandoregon.gov.