Trivia Time! Win a Free Hop Card!

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


Lloyd EcoDistrict Model the Way Awards

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 to learn more about the awards and be sure to save the date!


Transportation Store Special

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.

Visit our store page to see what we sell.


New Transit Tracker Program

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! 

Learn more and order yours here.


Bike the Light Festival with Go Lloyd

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!

BIKETOWN is offering festivalgoers 50% off a Day Pass
Use Promo Code: LIGHTS18
Redeem with the BIKETOWN App: here or online here

Meet up with the Go Lloyd Bike Committee for no host happy hour before the ride!

Questions? Contact Kathryn or by phone at 503-236-6441.

Illuminated Bike Ride information here

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Welcome Go Lloyd's Newest Employee, Paul!

A note from our new Employer Outreach/Pedestrian Program Manager, Paul Comery

Greetings Lloyd,

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.




New TriMet Fare Options

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.

Join the Lloyd Community Association!


It's time! Join the Lloyd Community Association! 
If you are a current member, it's time to renew!
Click below on the LCA forms for detailed information and how to join. 
(Deadline to join 02/28/218)

Why should you join?

* Marketing and Promotion in the neighborhood

* Advocacy: Safety, Livability and Transportation

* Events to bring the businesses and residents together

* Business Education and Networking

* Venture Portland and much more!

For more information contact the following:

Stephanie Shaffer, LCA Membership Chair


Ann Grimmer, LCA Chair

LCA Membership Form

LCA Letter to our Members

LCA Member Benefits and Calendar of Events

2017 was an exciting year for Lloyd! LCA helped our members thrive during a time of significant change and stay in the loop about the latest Lloyd Neighborhood developments. As our Neighborhood continues to evolve rapidly, it’s more important than ever to be a member of the Lloyd Community Association (LCA)!


Farewell Hope!

We’re sad to report that Hope Estes, our Employer Outreach and Pedestrian Program Manager, is leaving her position with Go Lloyd this month.

Hope joined our team a year ago and immediately wowed us with her immense positivity, creative thinking, and sharp organizational skills. Originally from the Portland area, Hope moved to Seattle to attend college, eventually earning a master’s degree in public administration. She enjoyed her years up north, but was happy to be back home and working for Go Lloyd, where she could put her transportation geekery to full use. In addition to helming our pedestrian program, Hope led a complete update of our business database and authored a guide on using transportation demand management to recover from natural disasters and other emergencies. She was also an unfailingly upbeat presence in our office. Hope leaves us to help her family business in Vancouver, Washington. The entire Go Lloyd staff and board of directors wish her the best of luck!


Sullivan's Crossing Bridge Update

After years of discussion and planning, the Portland Bureau of Transportation has begun design and engineering work for a bridge to extend NE 7th Avenue in Lloyd across I-84. The project is currently known as Sullivan's Crossing.

While the north landing of the bridge was always planned to be at 7th, PBOT was considering either 7th or 8th for the south landing. Through their preliminary engineering work, as well meetings with stakeholders and a public open house, they have now decided on an alignment. The bridge will go from from 7th Avenue in Lloyd to 7th Avenue in the Central Eastside.

The decision was made by looking at a variety of factors, including safety, right-of-way acquisition, and feasibility. You can see the decision-making matrix, as well the open house boards and other details, here.

About Sullivan's Crossing

This pedestrian- and bike-only bridge will provide a much-needed connection between the Central Eastside and Lloyd and other inner N/NE Portland neighborhoods. The current crossing options at NE Grand or NE 12th often require people walking or biking to travel several blocks out of their way, and can be unpleasant, especially on dark winter evenings. The new bridge will make getting across the freeway significantly easier, help us reach our active transportation goals, and provide a beautiful gateway to Lloyd.

Learn more about the project here.


Go Lloyd Trivia Contest

It's a new year and it's trivia time again!

Let's look back at 2017 and see how transportation options benefited our environment! Answer the following question by Friday, January 19 and be entered to win 50% OFF any one purchase at our Transportation Store:

By choosing sustainable options, Lloyd employees and residents help reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Approximately how many pounds of carbon dioxide were reduced in 2017?

A) 2,383,000 lbs
B) 3,383,000 lbs
C) 3,483,000 lbs
D) 4,183,000 lbs

Answer the trivia question on social media or in person at the Go Lloyd Transportation Store and be entered to win!

Find us: @golloydpdx on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.


Tax Reform Bill and Transportation

Recent changes to federal tax law have created confusion around employee and employer transportation benefits. Here is what we know today about the impacts:

  • The employer tax exemption for the BICYCLE COMMUTER BENEFIT is no longer available. While employers can still offer this benefit, it is no longer tax-exempt for either employees or employers. This benefit allows employers to reimburse employees up to $20 a month for eligible bicycle commuting expenses. Read more about this here.
  • Employees will still be able to get the pre-tax deduction for TRANSIT passes and tickets. Many employees get transit benefits this way and this will not change.
  • Employers will no longer have tax exemptions for employee TRANSIT or PARKING benefits.

Learn more about how the new tax law impacts transportation programs here:

You can read more about the BICYCLE COMMUTER TAX BENEFIT here:

As noted, these changes are brand new and employers will likely need time to determine how, if at all, they will change their transportation benefits.

Burnside Bridge Maintenance Project

Lane closures on the Burnside Bridge will begin in early January for surface repairs as part of Multnomah County’s Burnside Bridge Maintenance Project. The project will require closure of two lanes for two years, January 2018 to December 2019. Weather permitting, a full bridge closure is planned for the weekend of January 5-8 to install staging and traffic control for construction.

TRAFFIC IMPACTS – Bridge Surface

  • FULL WEEKEND CLOSURE – Friday, January 5 at 11 p.m. to Monday, January 8 at 5 a.m., weather permitting.
  • TWO LANES CLOSED (one lane in each direction) – January 2018 to December 2019.
    Contractors will perform bridge surface work in two phases: south side in 2018; north side in 2019. (Note: the attached construction notice shows 2018 south side closures.)
  • Occasional night time full bridge closures throughout construction.
  • Bike and pedestrian shared-use paths and sidewalks will be maintained on both sides of traffic.
  • The Eastbank Esplanade staircase will remain open with occasional night closures. 

Under Bridge Work Activities

  • Work under the bridge has been ongoing since April 2017. This work is being done in stages.
  • NE/SE 3rd Avenue – currently under construction. Vehicle, bike and pedestrian access is being maintained.
  • Waterfront Park – January to Spring 2018 – bike and pedestrian access will be maintained.
  • Naito Parkway – January to Spring 2018 – temporary lane closures; on east side of Naito, bike and pedestrian access will be detoured through Waterfront Park.
  • NE/SE 2nd Avenue – Fall 2018 to Winter 2019 – vehicle, bike and pedestrian access maintained.

This project will complete a number of repairs on the Burnside Bridge to expand its service life. These include structural, mechanical, electrical and surface repairs.

More information about the project can be found on the website:

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Shovel Your Sidewalks This Winter!


As the days get shorter and colder, it's never too early to start thinking about how winter weather may affect Portland's streets and sidewalks!

Did you know that Portland City Code requires ALL property owners to shovel snow from sidewalks after a snowstorm? City Charter 17.28.025 states:

"The owner(s) and/or occupant(s) of land adjacent to any street in the City shall be responsible for snow and ice removal from sidewalks abutting or immediately adjacent to such land, notwithstanding any time limitations."

This means that if you own property in Portland, it is your responsibility to remove snow and/or ice from the sidewalk as soon as possible after a snow storm. When property owners neglect this rule, they make walking less safe for everyone during winter weather events!

Please, shovel your sidewalks this winter and get others to shovel too! If your workplace has a sidewalk, please tell your property manager about your responsibility to the city and to your neighbors.