"Yield to bikes"
Green bike lane
Best signage in the world.
"Bike signal" (The signal to the left of the sign is visible only from the bike lane).
Pearl District, Portland, OR
Jamison Square, Peal District, Portland, OR
Old Flexcar sign (now owned by Zipcar)
Streetcar Station, Pearl District, Portland, OR.
I love Portland.
fancy bike rack
Wayfinding sign...Portland style!
First generation sharrow; aka "bike in a house."
Vancouver, WA, USA
The best signage in the world.
Killingsworth St. On the left is the North Portland branch library (looks almost like Yale).
Seven-foot-wide bike lane! Also, good crosswalk with signs that say "STOP here for [ped symbol]"
Bus stop...Portland style! Mississippi Ave.
REAL BIKE RACKS! (Notice the distinctive Portland "staple" bike racks on the sidewalk. There's one between the bike corral and the corner. There's another with a bike locked to it to the right of the bus stop.)
Store with bike corral
"Leaving hipster-ville...See u next time"
Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR
Bus stop...Portland style! Alberta St.
Bus shelter...Portland style!
Bus stop...Portland Style! Alberta St.
Crosswalk and bus stops...Portland style! Alberta St.
Sign about the discriminatory effects of the New Deal HOLC "redlining" practices. Alberta St, Portland, OR. "Portland's Historic Redline District
In Portland's past, "redlining" practices created exclusionary zones for
"Negroes and Orientals," by real estate, banking, and insurance companies.
Agents could lose their licenses for crossing this color barrier. Now urban
gentrification displaces low-income families, as the remaining affordable
housing stock in this area disappears.
"Push button for Crosswalk Warning Device; cross with CAUTION"
Just follow the white dots!
Best signage in the world
Intersection with community art painted on it (innovative traffic calming).
a MUCH better way to say "bike lane ends."
PLEASE NOTE: this is a two-way street, A TWO-WAY STREET. If this street were in New Haven, it would be one-way and therefore useless for 50% of bike trips.
Innovative traffic calming (this is not a special occasion--those flags really are guerrilla traffic calming measures)
A closer look
How to make a dangerous curve safe.
How to make a dangerous curve safe. (cont'd)
The warning sign says "Bike Xing"
The warning sign says "Bike Xing."
The little bike symbol in the upper left indicates where you should position your bike to trigger the signal.
The sticker says "Protect the Tillamook" (salmon...or maybe the national forest; I'm not sure which). This is Tilomook Street. Even vandals (from the Sierra Club evidently) think they're clever.
"Protect the Tillamook"
fancy condos in a (formerly) rough neighborhood (aka gentrification)
apartments being renovated
slightly hazardous intersection...
"Do not enter; except bicycles" (go strait for contra-flow bike lane). Notice bike corral on left.
"Do not enter; except bicycles"
View from other side
Yeah, that's right. You heard me. "DO NOT ENTER; EXCEPT BICYCLES."
I love Portland (where even vandals have a sense of humor).
I believe the green bike route sign is old, but I'm not sure.
The best signage in the world!
Leaving Portland, OR; entering Vancouver, WA.
The mighty Columbia River (Portland, OR is on the right; Vancouver, WA is on the left).
The Boabab Tree, Alberta St.