The making of Better Broadway (photos)

The making of Better Broadway (photos)

Signs and cones await their destiny as stars in the Better Broadway project.(All photos by A.J. Zelada)

Signs and cones await their destiny as stars in the Better Broadway project.
(All photos by A.J. Zelada)

Better Broadway opens today. It’s the latest temporary street transformation brought to you by an exciting partnership between Better Block PDX and the Portland Bureau of Transportation.

The new pilot lane configuration will run from today through Sunday (5/15) and it includes a significant change to traffic patterns on NE Broadway from 7th to 24th.

What does it take to create something like this? Lots of volunteers, super smart traffic engineers, dedicated activists, supportive local business owners and neighborhood groups, just to name a few of the people and organizations involved. Last night they all got together to deploy hundreds of traffic cones, temporary signs, new crosswalks, and even DIY median islands. We’ll have photos and more coverage of the project this week; but we wanted to show you the set-up so you can appreciate the work that goes into these projects.

The photos are by longtime Oregon bike advocate, BikePortland supporter, and Better Broadway volunteer A.J. “Jerry” Zelada:

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Rolling out tape for a new crosswalk.

Rolling out tape for a new crosswalk.

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Using the Portland-made "Truck Trike" (built by Stites Design) to haul supplies.

Using the Portland-made “Truck Trike” (built by Stites Design) to haul supplies.

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Teamwork!

Teamwork!





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Better Block leader Ryan Hashagen talks with a passerby.

Better Block leader Ryan Hashagen talks with a passerby.

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Looking over traffic plans.

Looking over traffic plans.

Better Block volunteer Gwen Shaw talks to a local TV crew.

Better Block volunteer Gwen Shaw talks to a local TV crew.

Stay tuned! We’ll be back with a report from the launch event today at noon and will have more coverage this week.

— Jonathan Maus, (503) 706-8804 – jonathan@bikeportland.org

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