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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Women's Bike Month

Celebrate Women’s Bike Month with BIKETOWN and GirlUp

It's Women's Bike Month, and BIKETOWN is teaming up with Girl Up’s School Cycle to help eliminate one of the biggest obstacles keeping girls out of school: distance. For every ride taken using promo code  GIRLUP18 , they’ll donate $1 to School Cycle, and you'll help bring new bikes to girls in need of a safe way to access education. Get out there and share the joy of biking today!

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Oregon Friendly Driver Class

In partnership with The Street Trust, there will be an Oregon Friendly Driver Class held during lunch in the 3rd floor conference room of the Lloyd 700 Building.

The Oregon Friendly Driver program is a free 90-minute interactive class aimed at educating all drivers on the best and safest ways to share the road with people getting around on foot or by bike. These classes are taught by The Street Trust’s education staff and organized in partnership with Commute Options and the Lane Council of Governments. This class is based on the Bicycle Friendly Driver program developed by FC Bikes in collaboration with Bike Fort Collins.

The Oregon Friendly Driver class addresses:

• Why sharing the road is the safest alternative for both motorists and bicyclists

• What’s legal and what’s not legal for motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians

• Common crashes and how to avoid them

• Why bicyclists “take the lane” and what motorists should do in response

• How to navigate bicycle and pedestrian related infrastructure such as: sharrows, bike boxes, green lanes, and rapid flashing beacons

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Fall Fender Frenzy

Fenders make riding a breeze in the rainy Portland fall and winter. They protect your feet from falling rain, road slush, and oily spray, while your bike and accessories stay clean. This fall, get discounted fenders installed for free, thanks to Go Lloyd!

FENDER SELECTIONS

Each fender style ranges in size. You’ll need to know your wheel size, such as 26 inch or 700c, and the width of your tire to make sure the fenders are compatible. To find your tire size, look for two numbers on the sidewall of the tire (700 x 28, 26 x 1.5).

If your bike frame isn’t built to mount fenders, clip-on fenders will be your best option.

Need help on deciding which fenders are right for you? We can help! Go Lloyd and Left Coast Bicycles will provide free fender consultations on October 9th. Stop by the Lloyd Cycle Station from 9 am-5 pm or the Lloyd Farmers Market from 11 am-1 pm for a consultation. We’ll order discounted fenders for you, and help you schedule an appointment to have them installed for free.

Order your fenders by October 12th for free installation. Installation day is November 6th from 11 am-2 pm. Please pay for your fender order at Go Lloyd’s Transportation Store by November 5th.

Check out fender options

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Oregon Drive Less Challenge

Challenge yourself to drive less and discover healthy, green travel options for work, school, errands, and play. Join the Oregon Drive Less Challenge, October 1st-15th!

Every trip counts! Burn calories instead of gas by biking to work or walking to the store. Divide the ride and the cost by carpooling or vanpooling. Log your trips at DriveLessConnect.com to win weekly and grand prizes including: 

• $1,000 Bike Friday Folding Bike Gift Card 

• $500 Cash Cards

• $200 Airbnb Gift Card

• $100 Black Star Bags Gift Cards

• $100 Columbia Sportswear Gift Card

• $20 Dutch Bros. Coffee Gift Cards

• Dakine and TREW backpacks, Hydro Flasks, and more! 

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October Trivia Time!

Answer our trivia question correctly on social media or in person at the Go Lloyd Transportation Store  by October 31st, and be entered into our monthly drawing! This month's prize is an auto-open vented umbrella with safety reflectors.

Fenders are extremely useful when it comes to riding your bike through the fall and winter months. Why?

A) Prevents water from spraying you from the wheels spinning on the wet ground.
B) Allows for a longer-lasting bicycle chain.
C) Protects your bicycle from mud and dirty water.
D) Allows for a more comfortable riding experience.

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

September Trivia Time

Answer our trivia question correctly on social media or in person at the Go Lloyd Transportation Store  by September 30th, and be entered into our monthly drawing! This month's prize is an auto-open vented umbrella with safety reflectors.

In the case of walking and running, the calories you burn depend much more on the distance you cover and your body weight than on your pace. Approximately how many calories will a person weighing 160 lbs burn per mile?

A) 85
B) 105
C) 115
D) 135

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

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Commuter Bus Service: Hood River to Portland

On September 24th the Hood River County Transit District (also known as CAT) will begin a commuter bus service from Hood River to Portland.  The bus will stop at the corner of 13th & Holladay Street just across the street from the Lloyd Cinema Parking Lot in the Lloyd neighborhood. The service will be provided by a large 40’ motor coach bus – that is wheelchair accessible. 

Commuters are encouraged to try it for FREE the first week of service (September 24th - 28th)

Beginning October 1, 2018, one-way tickets will be $10 each way. A monthly pass is also available for $280/month. Tickets may be purchased through the HopThru App (http://www.catransit.org/fares/)

Have questions about the fares or service? Call the CAT at (541) 386-4202 from 6:10AM – 6:00PM; Monday – Friday.

The CAT GORGE COMMUTER EXPRESS runs Monday – Friday.  Regular schedule is below:

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Go Lloyd Profile

Our summer intern, Marie Rose, has been doing fantastic work for Go Lloyd this summer at our outreach events. She'll be returning to the University of Oregon this fall to continue her studies in economics. We sat down with Marie Rose to ask a few questions about her internship experience:

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Tell us about your most memorable day working with Go Lloyd this summer.
My most memorable day working with Go Lloyd this summer was my first day interacting with the community. Having started the day nervous and a little bit scared, it didn’t take me long to get comfortable once I realized that it was going to be a lot more fun, interesting, and easier than I expected.

Which event was your favorite, and why?
Tabling at the Farmers Market was my favorite event, because I got the opportunity to engage and interact a lot with people in the community from various backgrounds and ages, as well as hear about their commute experiences and opinions.

What’s something you learned about transportation options that you didn’t know before your internship?
I learned a lot about how much more affordable and accessible public transportation is than I thought, as well as how much our individual choices on transportation can have an impact on not only us, but also on our communities.

Thank you, Marie Rose! We'll miss your tireless work ethic and bright smile.

STEPtember Events

We're bringing you a month of walking activities to celebrate STEPtember!

Go Lloyd is hosting five guided walking tours this month, with special guests Willie Levenson from Human Access Project and architectural historian Eric Wheeler from Positively Portland Walking Tours. Check out our website calendar or Facebook to learn more.

Ready to clean up the neighborhood? Go Lloyd has two trash mobs planned for STEPtember! On September 7th , we're partnering with the PSOB Sustainability Committee, and Boxed Water is Better will sponsor the event. On September 20th we're running with Orangetheory Fitness for Lloyd's first ever Plogging Mob! Follow the links to sign up to volunteer.

Are you a safety champion? Join Go Lloyd and PBOT for a Vision Zero Safety Team on September 10th . These volunteer events educate people on how they can help achieve zero deaths on our roadways. Go Lloyd is also hosting a Pedestrian Safety Training on September 25th .

Email Paul to RSVP: paul@golloyd.org 

Our Walk & Bike Breakfast is on September 14th , at the Hassalo on 8th Plaza from 7:30-9am. Coffee and bagels will be available for anyone who bikes or walks to work. On September 21st , we'll be setting up a temporary mini-park for Park(ing) Day. Stop by, enjoy a snack, and play a round on our putt-putt course!

We'll also host a brown bag clinic on September 28th . Bring your lunch and join us in the L700 Conference Room at 700 NE Multnomah St for a talk by Thomas, Coon, Newton & Frost on bicycle and pedestrian safety.

Interested in joining us on a ride, participating in an event, or learning more about biking in Lloyd? Join the Bike Committee ! Our next meeting is Tuesday, September 18th at noon.

Contact alex@golloyd.org for more information. 

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