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


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!


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.

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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.


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.


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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eBay Foundation Awards Lloyd EcoDistrict Grant

Special Announcement

Lloyd EcoDistrict announced on September 5, 2018, "that it is the recipient of a $20,000 grant from the eBay Foundation. The funds will be used to help launch Lloyd Delivers, the Lloyd EcoDistrict-led initiative that promotes upstream and downstream solutions to food waste and hunger starting in the Lloyd neighborhood and at eBay Portland's Downtown office.

Lloyd Delivers enables real choices that reduce waste and greenhouse gases while fighting hunger in Portland. When companies participate in Lloyd Delivers, office and event managers are able to make important choices about how their food is catered and leftovers are used to benefit the community.

Through our partnership with Portland Pedal Power, companies have superior catering choices for employee meetings and special events. All food is locally-sourced from a full range of Portland restaurants and bakeries. Meals are delivered sustainably by Portland Pedal Power’s familiar fleet of specially-designed cargo bikes. By choosing to cater with Portland Pedal Power, companies may select family style food packaging, eliminating the need for unnecessary packaging and waste. Finally, the company is able to donate high-quality leftover food to nonprofits that fight food insecurity including Portland Rescue Mission or New Avenues for Youth .

Lloyd Delivers will be powered by Move Food, a system that takes the complexity out of connecting businesses with fresh quality prepared foods to organizations and individuals who need it. Move Food’s simple-to-use app gives people who want to do some good in their community an easy way to get involved by volunteering to move food from a point of waste to a place of need. The Lloyd Delivers initiative will help evolve the Move Food platform so that it can be used in other communities and made available to other organizations addressing food insecurity.

In addition to the grant from the eBay Foundation, eBay will contribute to Lloyd Delivers by providing volunteer tech assistance from developers who will share their expertise to help improve the Move Food mobile app. eBay’s Portland office is dedicated to the advancement of mobile technologies, making this an ideal partnership.

Lloyd Delivers is a partnership among Lloyd EcoDistrict, eBay Foundation, Portland Pedal Power, and Move Food.  It is an excellent example of how successful partnerships among resourceful and innovative organizations can lead to new opportunities. Lloyd EcoDistrict is in the business of creating these kinds of partnerships and launching sustainable solutions that others can emulate."

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Lloyd to Woodlawn Neighborhood Greenway Open House Extended

Open House Extended

For the Lloyd to Woodlawn Neighborhood Greenway project. Access it here until August 31st:


Now is the best time to get involved! The online open house allows residents, neighbors and interested parties to comment on the project route options and specific potential design elements. The online open house period has been extended thanks to high levels of interest! Please share this opportunity with your networks.


Oregon Convention Center Interior and Plaza Renovation

Oregon Convention Center interior and plaza renovation project to begin next month.

The Oregon Convention Center (OCC) of 28 years will complete a series of updates to interior spaces, as well as significant modifications and improvements to the north plaza. Work is scheduled to begin in September 2018.

The OCC’s north plaza at the corner of Martin Luther King Jr Blvd and Holladay streets will be renovated to provide more flexible and usable space for clients, as well as to improve wayfinding for adjacent hotel guests and public transit commuters from the MAX station to the building's main entries.

The OCC team believes, and recent convention bookings are proving, that the Hyatt Regency Portland at the Oregon Convention Center will attract more conventions resulting in increased business in the Lloyd Neighborhood. Already, 31 conventions have chosen Portland after construction began on the Hyatt Regency Portland hotel last year. The conventions combined represent approximately 140,000 room-nights, which will bring about $115 million in economic impact to the region.

The renovation general contractor competitive selection resulted in what is believed to be the largest Oregon public improvement contract for which a minority-owned firm was selected as the prime contractor. Colas Construction is the general contractor for this nearly $30 million project.

The renovation project is planned to conclude in fall 2019, a few months prior to the opening of the Hyatt Regency Portland. To keep you comprised of construction developments, OCC staff created a webpage that you can reference throughout the process.

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Explore Washington Park Job Opening: Communications Specialist

Want to work in Portland's "backyard" for a well-established non-profit? Explore Washington Park needs a Communications Specialist to lead outreach efforts to the over 3.5M people who visit Washington Park each year. This position will work with the Explore Washington Park team to provide guests with information to ensure they have a positive and memorable visit.

Explore Washington Park Job Opening: Communications Specialist

Explore Washington Park Job Opening: Deputy Director

The Deputy Director will assist the Executive Director in managing all aspects of Explore Washington Park, a non-profit dedicated to improving access and visitor experience to Washington Park in Portland, Oregon. This position will oversee personnel, program budgets and data management, among other duties.

Explore Washington Park Job Opening: Deputy Director

Meet Go Lloyd's New Employee Outreach and Bike Program Manager

Alex Zimmermann is our new Bicycle Program and Employee Outreach Manager, and is your go-to person for all things bike-related in the neighborhood. Originally from New York, Alex was the Bicycle Coordinator for the University of Utah from 2013 to 2016, and has a background in active transportation, community organizing, and marketing.

She’s excited to put her marketing and outreach skills to work on improving the biking experience for people who live in, work in, play in, and pass through our neighborhood. When she’s not talking about transportation, you can find Alex running trails, singing karaoke, or searching for the best sandwich in Portland!

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