Open thread: Flooded streets make tricky conditions

Open thread: Flooded streets make tricky conditions

Flooded N Interstate-1

People on bikes take the lane to avoid floods on N. Interstate Ave.
(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland)


Many streets around Portland are flooded and the bicycling conditions out there tonight (and I assume into tomorrow morning at least) are very tricky.

Please use this post to share updates and experiences from your ride so that others may be more well informed. Tips about how to ride in these conditions are also welcomed.

Keep in touch two very useful posts: The BTA recently shared about how to bike over wet leaves, and many of you contributed to this excellent set of community responses on how to stay dry and warm while biking in the rain.

The image in this post is of northbound N. Interstate Avenue just under Broadway about a half-hour ago. It reminds us that we all need to share the road, slow down, and use caution when shoulders and bike lanes are flooded. Also, if you come up to a flooded area, please do a shoulder-check before swerving out into the adjacent lane.

Stay tuned to the local news and to your Twitter feed for updates on conditions.

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