Go Lloyd is seeking a full-time Employee Outreach and Bicycle Program Manager to oversee several programs that encourage Lloyd employees and residents to choose options like transit, biking, walking, and ridesharing for their daily commute.
Join Go Lloyd's Pedestrian Committee and the residents of Calaroga Terrace for an afternoon of civic service. We will provide all of the safety equipment, we just need you to help us pick up litter around the neighborhood. It's a great way to enjoy some outdoor time on your lunch break while getting exercise and giving back to the neighborhood. Register here.
Celebrate Earth Day with American Assets Trust and get a FREE Bike Safety Check and minor repairs!
Go Lloyd's Pedestrian Committee has chosen to alternate our monthly meetings between evenings and afternoons to make ourselves more accessible. Wednesday, April 11th, will be our first evening meeting of 2018. Join us at Capitol at 5:30 pm for drinks and 6:00 pm for the meeting.
It's trivia time again! Answer this trivia question correctly online or in person at our Transportation Store and be entered to win a free Hop Fastpass with a day pass pre-loaded! Enter by March 30th.
A fitness trend known as Plogging combines which two actions?
A) Walking and planting flower bulbs
B) Bicycling and trimming overgrown trees and bushes
C) Running and gathering trash
D) Dancing and raking leaves
Save the Date!
Save the date for the 2nd Annual Model the Way Sustainability Awards! Join Lloyd EcoDistrict Thursday, April 12th as we honor local and regional leaders whose work best models the way to community-based sustainability. The evening will feature an awards ceremony, a keynote address, a hosted bar and hors d’oeuvres, and great company! Award nominations open Monday, January 8th.
Visit http://www.ecolloyd.org/event/2018-model-the-way-leadership-awards/ to learn more about the awards and be sure to save the date!
February Transportation Store Special: 20% OFF Bike Locks
Free Glimmis Reflector with ANY purchase!
Every month Go Lloyd has a special deal at our transportation store just for you. This month, get any bike lock at 20% off! Plus, stay safe with a FREE Glimmis Reflector with ANY purchase during February!
700 NE Multnomah St, Suite 340
Hours: M-F 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
It's trivia time again! Win 50% OFF at our Transportation Store!
Who patented the three-position traffic signal?
A) John Peake Knight
B) Garrett Morgan
C) Ernest Sirrine
D) George Foreman
Answer the trivia question on social media or in person at the Go Lloyd Transportation Store and be entered to win! Enter by February 28th!
Go Lloyd has a new Transit Tracker Program. Contact us to get a FREE transit tracker in your building today.
What's a Transit Tracker?
Transit trackers display real-time arrivals at nearby transit stops, as well as other pertinent information, on a large high-definition screen. Placed in a building lobby or other highly visible public area, transit trackers help people understand and use their transportation options while demonstrating your business’s or building’s commitment to a healthy and sustainable community. Make sure your employees, residents, or visitors know about all the amazing options just outside their door!
Please save the date for our Open House!
Wednesday, March 7th
4-6pm (drop in anytime)
@ Aster Tower Community Room
1061 NE 9th Ave
Please join us for a casual drop-in event to learn about what Go Lloyd accomplished in 2017 and what we have in store for 2018.
Light refreshments, beer, wine, and soft drinks will be served.
Celebrate winter and bikes at the Winter Light Festival with Go Lloyd!
Friday, February 2nd - 5:30 PM
Meet at Aztec Willie's at NE 15th and Broadway
Group will ride to Illuminated Bike Ride meet up
Don't have a bike? Use Biketown for a discount!
Meet up with the Go Lloyd Bike Committee for no host happy hour before the ride!
Questions? Contact Kathryn @golloyd.org or by phone at 503-236-6441.
A note from our new Employer Outreach/Pedestrian Program Manager, Paul Comery
I am excited to be taking the lead on our Pedestrian Committee and heading up Go Lloyd’s employer outreach efforts. I think it is fitting that I will be advocating for and promoting active transportation in Lloyd as this is the neighborhood where I first became a bike commuter in elementary school, making the round trip from my home in SE to Irvington Elementary and later North East Community School. As a graduate of Portland State University’s Community Development program and a veteran of political campaigns, I am ready to leverage my knowledge and passion to improve the walking experience for everyone in Lloyd.
When I am not working, it’s likely that I am playing Taiko. Taiko, the Japanese word for drum, is an ensemble percussion performance art that I have been practicing for over 20 years. As a performing member of Portland Taiko I’ve had the privilege of studying in Japan, recording a CD, and performing on tours across the Northwest. Currently I am thrilled to serve as one of Portland Taiko’s instructors. I am also an avid chess player, an occasional guitar strummer, and a middling soccer player. I host "Both Teams Played Hard", a weekly Blazer fan podcast; build things out of wood (longbows); and I get down to live music regularly!
I’m looking forward to meeting you at Go Lloyd events and seeing you out and about in Lloyd.
February brings some big changes to how people ride TriMet. The fare system is transitioning to Hop Fastpass, which means the paper tickets and passes that you may have seen or bought month after month are going away. It also means you have many new, convenient options to hop on the bus or MAX. Hop Fastpass has a lot of benefits, including protection if you ever lose the card. It also means faster bus boarding, which can save you time!
You might be asking what this means for you, or wondering how to take the bus without a paper ticket. You might be wondering how to get a pass from your employer or how to use your transit benefit card to buy a monthly pass.
While there are some changes still to be announced, we have tried to distill these recent changes for you below in our frequently asked questions.
- Do I have to buy a Hop card to ride TriMet?
No. You can still pay your fare in cash, or with paper tickets you have already purchased, new Hop-enabled PAPER tickets, your Universal Pass or other employer-issued pass, or your mobile phone payment app.
- Can I still buy a monthly pass?
Yes and no. You can no longer buy a monthly paper pass, but you can add funds to a Hop card to add up to a monthly pass. You can do this at Go Lloyd's Transportation Store, online, over the phone, or at local retailers like Plaid Pantry or Fred Meyer. This is easier than before, and if you ever lose your Hop card, you can keep the value that was on the card if you register it. This way you're not out that money if you drop your paper pass on the platform.
- What do I do if I get my monthly pass from my employer*?
You can still do that. Stay tuned for more information.
- Do I need a smartphone or a bank account to have a Hop card?
No. You can use cash to buy the card and add value. You don't need a smartphone to use the Hop card.
- Can I pay for my Hop card with cash?
Yes! You can do so easily at Go Lloyd or at a local retailer, and you can add value to your card with cash too.
- Can I still buy individual tickets and ticket books?
Yes. You can still purchase paper tickets on MAX platforms from the ticket vending machines and soon from Go Lloyd's Transportation Store. They will be Hop-enabled so you can hop on to the bus and quickly tap the Hop payment box.
- Can I still pay for a ticket on my phone?
Yes. There is a new Hop mobile payment app. Read more about it
- Does this affect my annual Universal Pass*?
No. There are no changes to your employer Universal Pass at this time. You can continue to show your pass to the driver or fare inspector.
- Can I use my Hop card to ride C-TRAN?
Yes. It simply deducts the value of the ride from your Hop account, so be sure to have enough on your card if you are riding a C-TRAN Express route.
- Can I use my Hop Card to ride Portland Streetcar?
Yes. You tap on just as you would getting on MAX or a TriMet bus. The fare is deducted from your Hop card account.
*If you are an employer or transportation coordinator, stay tuned for an invitation to a Go Lloyd meeting about all of this soon.
We know change is hard, but we will do our best to make sure you have all of the information to make riding TriMet easier and more convenient. Please feel free to call or email us with any questions about this change.
More information about the transition to Hop can be found here.