Bus Services to Hood River and Columbia River Gorge

Hood River's Columbia Area Transit (CAT) offers a Portland Commuter bus service during the week between Portland and Hood River with a stop right here in Lloyd. The wheelchair accessible motor coach stops at the corner of NE 13th and Holladay at 6:45 AM and 6:45 PM daily, Monday through Friday. Call (541) 386-4202 to request a pick up or visit catransit.org/service-routes/cascade-locks-portland for more details.

One-way tickets are $10 each. A monthly pass is available for $280 a month. Tickets may be purchased through the HopThru App.

Or ride the Columbia Gorge Express bus from the Gateway Transit Center to the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area seven days a week. A free weekend shuttle service between Rooster Rock State Park and Multnomah Falls begins May 4, 2019. Download the current schedule, purchase tickets, and learn more at columbiagorgeexpress.com.

Connections between the CAT Portland Commuter bus and the Columbia Gorge Express bus are available at the Gateway Transit Center, Downtown Hood River, and Hood River CAT stations.

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Meet Angela Long, May's Featured Commuter!

Angela Long’s Rad Power electric-assist cargo bike (often with an extra passenger in tow) is hard to miss. An avid bike commuter, she wanted to bike more with her son, and discovered that a cargo bike was an investment but well worth the payoff. Angela’s dedication to fostering a positive image of biking made her story the perfect one to kick off Bike Month! Read on for a Q & A to learn more about her biking journey.

Do you ride your bike to work? For shopping or visiting friends? For recreation or sport?

Until recently, I have mostly ridden my bike to work; however, now that I have an electric cargo bike I ride all the time and everywhere! I love that I can travel with my son without worrying about him. I used to drive everywhere with him because he is not a strong rider, and it isn’t safe for him to ride outside our neighborhood.

If you ride to work, how many miles is your commute?

About 12 to 19 miles, depending on the route I take, and if I need to take my son to a no-school camp.

Do you combine biking with another mode/way to get where you need to go?

If I am not biking, I try to walk or take TriMet to where I need to go. I am trying to only drive a vehicle for trips that are more than 30 miles one way. So far my electric bike is making it easier for me to do that!

How long have you been riding to work?

I have been riding my bike for 3 years, from March to October. With my new bike I am hoping to ride year round. In 2012, I bought a new Honda Fit. Owning a vehicle came with a lot of benefits, but had disadvantages too. During the seven years I had the car, I realized I was driving everywhere which increased my carbon footprint, resulted in auto expenses, and decreased my physical activity.

Why did you start riding? What was the motivation?

I started riding for enjoyment a long time ago. I hadn’t really made it a lifestyle choice until recently. I had a hard time figuring out how to make it work with a child. I wish I had considered an electric bike ago. I would have ridden so much more. It’s the one thing I regret about my cycling journey.

What is your favorite thing about riding?

I love that I can be a part of the world around me when I ride. I feel free. It’s calming even in the worst weather.

How is your day or life different when you ride a bike?

On days I ride, I feel so much calmer and hungrier! I seriously have to keep snacks at my desk at all times now or I get “hangry” by 10 am! Seriously though, it helps me be a better person. It seems silly, but spending an hour on my bike is so much more relaxing to me than driving in traffic and finding parking. I love that I can hop on my bike and go, and then hop off and park anywhere!

What were some barriers or obstacles you had to overcome in order to start bike commuting?

I had to figure out how to take my son with me to places. I am terrified to have my son ride on busy streets or to have him ride more than a couple of miles, in fear that he’d be too tired to ride home. I want my child to see a world where he can get to places without a vehicle, and if I can’t do that with him, he’ll never know how to do it himself. Being a role model for him was the biggest motivator for me. Another barrier for me was the cost to buy a bike that I could cart my son around in.

How did you overcome those barriers or obstacles? Was there anyone (or any group) that encouraged or helped you find solutions?

I have to give a huge shout-out to Rad Power Bikes in Seattle! I emailed them to let them know I wanted to sell my car and buy an electric cargo bike, but that I couldn’t afford a brand new bike because I am saving up to buy a house. They emailed me back right away and offered to sell me a floor model at a discounted cost. I feel like they really wanted to help me make cycling a lifestyle, and it wasn’t just about selling me a bike. I love the community that comes with biking. Also, I love the Lloyd Cycle Station! If I didn’t have a safe place to store my bike, I would not ride it to and from work as often.

What issues or concerns do you have riding?

I am terrified of being hit by a car. I have almost been hit several times. The worst part of my ride is the Sellwood/Woodstock area; specifically streets around Bybee, Woodstock, 17th, Milwaukie, 45th and 52nd. Cars never stop at bike intersections or drive the speed limit. I also avoid riding downtown because there isn’t a secure place to store my bike. It would be cool if there was a Lloyd Cycle Station downtown!

Do you have any stories about riding to share that are surprising, funny, or educational?

Don’t ride with your mouth open unless you like eating bugs!

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Bike More Challenge Starts Tomorrow!

The Bike More Challenge is a month-long, friendly competition between friends and coworkers that encourages people to drive less and bike more. Participants form teams and on May 1 begin recording how many miles they ride for chances to win prizes. At the end of the month scores are tallied and prizes are passed out at an awards party the first week of June.

Remember, every ride counts! Log your rides to work, to the store, or for fun. Earn even more points by encouraging other people to get on a bike and ride!  

Register yourself or your team at bikemorechallenge.com. You can log your trips online or connect an app to automatically sync your trips. If you participated last year, simply log in, verify your registration for the 2019 Challenge, and answer a short survey.  

Visit their website for more information and riding tips or email your questions to bikemore@thestreettrust.org.

Join Go Lloyd for a group ride to Eb & Bean on Friday, May 10! Meet at Hassalo Plaza at noon and don't forget to log your ride.

April Trivia

It’s April trivia time! Do you know the environmental impact Lloyd residents and employees make by choosing active transportation over driving alone? (Here's a hint: You can find the answer in our latest annual report.) Answer our trivia question correctly on social media or in person at the Go Lloyd Transportation Store by April 30, and be entered into our monthly drawing! This month’s prize is a $25 gift certificate to Blossoming Lotus. Reduce your own carbon footprint by enjoying this organic, plant-based world cuisine right here in Lloyd.

By removing 1,140 vehicles from the daily commute in 2018, Universal Pass holders reduced their carbon dioxide emissions by how much?

A) 1,043,148 lbs

B) 3,982,100 lbs

C) 2,782,595 lbs

D) 3,855,741 lbs

Ready to play? Get in touch with us: @golloydpdx on Twitter, Facebook, & Instagram.

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Meet Go Lloyd's New Program Coordinator

Amber Johnson is our new Program Coordinator, managing Go Lloyd’s communications and social media presence and extensive contact databases. She also supports our various outreach programs. Originally from Southern California, Amber lived in the New York metropolitan area for several years before moving to Portland. She brings a diverse background in natural resource management, administration, and visual arts to the team. She finds inspiration in local community enhancement and is excited to use her design skills to promote Lloyd’s livability. Outside of work, you can find Amber hiking, brushing up on her bee identification, or reading under a pile of cats. She looks forward to meeting you all and hearing your stories very soon! 

 
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March Trivia

It’s trivia time! In honor of the Lloyd Open House later this month, we want to test your knowledge of last year’s annual report. Answer our trivia question correctly on social media or in person at the Go Lloyd Transportation Store by March 31st to be entered to win our monthly drawing! This month’s prize is an auto open vented umbrella with reflective corners.

According to the Go Lloyd annual report released last year, how much money did Universal Pass holders save on gas in 2017?

A) $106,100

B) $371,000

C) $477,500

D) $284,900

Ready to play? Get in touch with us: @golloydpdx on Twitter, Facebook, & Instagram.

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I-5 Rose Quarter Improvement Project Environmental Assessment and Public Comment Period

ODOT and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), in partnership with the City of Portland, have published the I-5 Rose Quarter Improvement Project’s Environmental Assessment.

The public is invited to review and comment on the study during the public comment period from Friday, Feb. 15 through 5:00 p.m. Monday, April 1.

Ways to provide comment during this period include:

  • Email  info@i5RoseQuarter.org 

  • Mail  ODOT, Attn: Megan Channel 123 N.W. Flanders St. Portland, OR, 97209 

  • Phone  Leave a recorded verbal comment at 503-423-3760

  • Drop-in Open House – Thursday March 7, 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Leftbank Annex – Clubroom, 101 N. Weidler St., Portland

  • Public Hearing – Tuesday, March 12, 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Oregon Convention Center, 777 N.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Portland.

    • Sign up to speak 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. The event begins at 5 p.m. with a presentation followed by public comment. 

  • Online Open House – Friday, Feb. 15 through 5 p.m. Monday, April 1 at i5rosequarter.org

Printed copies of the Environmental Assessment are available for public review at the following locations. Visit the front desk to review the printed copy:

  • ODOT Region 1 – 123 NW Flanders St, Portland, Oregon 97209

  • FHWA Oregon Division – 530 Center Street NE, Suite 420, Salem, OR 97301

  • Matt Dishman Community Center – 77 NE Knott St, Portland, OR 97212

  • Multnomah County Library Branches

    • Central: 801 SW 10th Ave

    • North Portland: 512 N Killingsworth St

    • Albina: 3605 NE 15th Ave

To request an alternative format, please contact info@i5rosequarter.org or call 503-423-3760.

2018 E-Scooter Pilot Program Findings Report

The Portland Bureau of Transportation recently released its 2018 E-Scooter Findings Report. The report evaluates Portland’s first e-scooter pilot, which ran from July 23rd to November 30th, 2018, and is informed by usage data, public opinion polls, staff observations, and other sources.

During the four-month pilot period, riders took 700,369 trips covering 801,887 miles on 2,043 e-scooters.

Data shows a clear three-hour evening commute peak, with 19% of all trips occurring between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. on weekdays. Weekend afternoons were also a peak riding time, with 10% of all trips occurring on Saturday and Sunday between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m.

These e-scooter trips replaced approximately 301,856 vehicle miles of personal car and ride-hailing trips. Thirty-four percent of Portlanders and 48% of tourists and visitors said they would have either driven a personal car or hailed a taxi, Uber, or Lyft had e-scooters not been available.

E-scooters attracted new people to active transportation. 74% of local users reported never riding BIKETOWN and 42% reported never bicycling.

Challenges of the e-scooter pilot program include riding restrictions, as well as issues of safety, parking, and equal access.

PBOT announced a second pilot program that will bring e-scooters back to Portland streets this spring. This pilot will be longer, allowing for more time to test innovative solutions to the challenges that emerged in 2018.

To learn more about the City of Portland's E-Scooter Pilot, visit the program website.

TriMet's New Ticket Machines

New ticket machines are now at some MAX stations. The new machines sell tappable 2½-hour and 1-day Hop Fastpass tickets, instead of conventional paper tickets. These new tickets must be tapped every time you board or transfer, just like plastic Hop cards. Learn more at TriMet.

Want to make your trip as easy as possible? Visit Go Lloyd's Transportation Store to purchase a Hop card that can be loaded with transit fares in advance.

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February 21st is Transportation Trivia Night!

Join Go Lloyd and our friends from the Community Cycling Center and Oregon Walks for a fun night of transportation-themed trivia on February 21st at the Lagunitas Community Room. Trivia teams can be up to five people, so bring your friends! Or make new ones and join a team there!

$20 gets you a spot, dinner catered by La Bonita, and one free drink. All proceeds go directly to the Community Cycling Center and Oregon Walks. Get your tickets and more information here.

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February Trivia

It’s trivia time! Answer our trivia question correctly on social media or in person at the Go Lloyd Transportation Store by February 28th to be entered to win our monthly drawing! This month’s prize is a gift certificate for $25 to the Transportation Store!

How many miles did Portlanders record in the 2018 Bike More Challenge?

A) 10,521,895 miles

B) 13,735,602 miles

C) 9,875,942 miles

D) 11,684,181 miles

Ready to play? Get in touch with us: @golloydpdx on Twitter, Facebook, & Instagram.

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