Over a dozen people came out on a sunny Sunday afternoon for our Get Rolling! (Again) workshop with BIKETOWN! Maria Sipin, community organizer and transportation planner, shared best practices around urban riding and facilitated a great conversation with attendees. We followed up the discussion with a ride through the Lloyd neighborhood, checking out different types of bike infrastructure and stopping at Bike Farm, a DIY volunteer-run bike repair shop. Many thanks to BIKETOWN for organizing and getting everyone set up with bikes, and to Maria for sharing her knowledge and passion with us.
Get There is the new, easy-to-use, web-based carpooling tool from Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT). Get There (previously Drive Less Connect) helps Oregonians plan trips, share rides on single trips or on a regular basis, and more.
Log in or create an account to find other people who need to take a similar route. Share the cost of transportation, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by eliminating the need to drive alone. In addition to carpool matching, Get There also provides transit, biking and walking directions, as well as vanpool options.
Automatically track your commutes by connecting your account to the Commute Tracker app.
From October 7 - 21, Get There will host the annual Get There Challenge (formerly the Oregon Drive Less Challenge).
Win prizes and recognition for making any of your trips—whether it’s your daily commute or a simple errand—without driving alone.
Compete on your own or create a team with friends or co-workers.
Carpool, vanpool, ride transit, bike, walk, or telework to make your ride greener, cheaper—and friendlier!
Log your trips on GetThereOregon.org for a chance to win prizes.
Over 60 prizes will be awarded!
Log trips each week for a chance to win weekly prizes:
Over $1000 in Chrome Merchandise
Four $100 Black Star Bag Gift Cards
Three $100 Fred Meyer Gift Cards
Two $100 Portland Design Works Gift Cards
Twenty $20 Dutch Bros. Coffee Gift Cards
Twenty Hydro Flasks
One $25 TREW Gift Card
One Sisters Coffee Company Gift Bag
Log eight or more one-way trips to be entered to win one of the grand prizes:
One $1,000 Bike Friday gift card
Two $500 cash cards
Two $250 cash cards
Make your ride count! Learn more and sign up at GetThereOregon.org.
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.
Join us and our partners for the Lloyd Open House to discover all that we accomplished together in 2018!
Come by the Multnomah Room at the DoubleTree by Hilton – Portland on Thursday, March 21st any time between 4:30 – 6:30 pm.
Light refreshments and drinks will be served.
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!
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
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!
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: firstname.lastname@example.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.
Contact email@example.com for more information.
The Portland Bureau of Transportation's Central City in Motion project has launched their third online open house! Weigh in on the top priorities online or in person at two open house events, now through September 18th:
PSU's Karl Miller Center (615 SW Harrison), Thursday, September 13th, 4-7 pm
OMSI’s Auditorium (1945 SE Water), Thursday, September 18th, 4-7 pm
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."
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 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.
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.
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.
Prosper Portland is hosting its second annual My People’s Market event on June 30th from noon-8pm at the Rose Quarter Commons. It is a fabulous event- featuring 100+ vendor with a wide variety of products for sale. Products range from food, jewelry, housewares and everything in between. There will also be a number of dance and music performances. Kids welcome!
ReachNow Portland continues to grow! They now serve Hillsboro and Tektronix’s Beaverton campus. Expansion to Portland’s Silicon Forest offers residents and employees of this vibrant, growing community a convenient and affordable transportation option to get to and from downtown Portland or the airport. With today's expansion, ReachNow is now serving about 40 square miles of the greater Portland area, with nearly 400,000 people within walking distance of a shared car.
The hub for ReachNow’s expansion to the Westside is the award-winning, master-planned community Orenco Station. Members can now start or end a ReachNow trip in any non-time- restricted parking space in Orenco Station. In Beaverton, ReachNow has 10 designated parking spaces on the Tektronix Campus for members to park or pick up a car.
This is great news for people who live in Beaverton or Hillsboro and are interested in taking MAX or biking to work in Lloyd. Now you can be confident that if you need to get home in an emergency, or have to transport large items, you can grab a car within blocks of your office and drive where you need to go. And if you travel for work, you can drive a ReachNow from Beaverton to the airport!
Sometimes you need to drive, but owning a car can be a financial burden. Carsharing makes living a low-car or no-car lifestyle feasible.
TriMet’s E 122nd Ave MAX Station will get a complete makeover starting Sunday, December 3 and lasting through June 2018.
Beginning Monday, November 27, temporary platforms will be in place to keep the station open during the improvement project. The temporary platforms will be assembled in the left turn lanes on East Burnside Street on both the east and west side of 122nd Avenue.
For westbound trips toward City Center and Hillsboro, board MAX trains at the temporary platform on the east side of 122nd Avenue (Stop ID 8368). For eastbound trips, board at the temporary platform on the west side of 122nd Avenue (Stop ID 8349).
The station renovation includes improved shelters, updated lighting and security cameras, and digital TransitTracker displays, plus cleaning and painting. More.
Go Lloyd and +Studio, a group of Masters in Urban and Regional Planning (MURP) students at Portland State University, want your feedback on the Lloyd Public Space Plan!
Bike to Work Day Group Rides - May 19th 2017
Do you want to ride to work on National Bike to Work Day but don’t know where to ride or feel a little concerned? Try riding with a group. We have several ride leaders willing to help you from your neighborhood. See the ride start locations and times below; feel free to contact the ride leader with any questions.
- North Portland - Peninsula Park
- Meet at the NW corner of Peninsula Park (southeast corner of Rosa Parks and Albina/Peninsula)
- Meet up 7:20. Ride leaves promptly at 7:35
- Will ride east on Rosa Parks, south on Vancouver, east on Tillamook, south on 7th.
- Contact: Paula firstname.lastname@example.org
- North Portland - St. Johns
- Meet at St. Johns Roasters at 7304 N Leavitt Ave.
- Ride leaves at 7am
- We will do an easy bike ride to Lloyd via Willamette Blvd and N Vancouver through the Rose Quarter.
- Contact: Grace Cho Grace.Cho@oregonmetro.gov
- NW Portland - Slabtown New Seasons
- Meet at the BIKETOWN station at NW Raleigh and 21st Ave
- Meet at 7:30. Ride leaves promptly at 7:40am
- Will ride on Raleigh > 19th > Overton > Naito > Lower Deck Steel > Esplanade Ramp > Lloyd > Oregon > 1st > Holladay > Oregon Square
- Contact: Daniel Hough email@example.com
- NE Portland - US Bank on Alberta St
- Meet at parking lot of US Bank on East side of NE 42nd and Alberta St
- Meet at 7:15am. Ride leaves at 7:35am
- Contact: Stephanie Caldera firstname.lastname@example.org
- SW Downtown at Portland Art Museum
- Meet at Portland Art Museum, corner of SW Jeffereson/SW Park Ave
- Meet at 7:20am. Ride leaves at 7:30am
- Contact: Lisa Cox Lisarcox@hotmail.com or 816-419-1401
- SE Portland - First Cup Coffee
- Meet at First Cup Coffee at SE 41st and Woodstock
- Meet at 7:15am, ride leaves promptly at 7:30am
- Contact: Marne Duke email@example.com or 615-720-6521
Questions about the Bike to Work Day Party?
Contact: Kathryn firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-236-6441
Morrison-Yamhill MAX Improvements Project
On April 30, TriMet will launch the Morrison-Yamhill MAX Improvements Project. The work runs April 30 through May 20 and will take place between the SW Morrison and Yamhill streets at 11th and 1st Avenues. Shuttle buses will provide service between the Providence Park MAX Station and the Rose Quarter Transit Center (TC). Shuttles will run about every 5 minutes most of the day. Allow at least an extra 30 – 45 minutes for your trip.
- WHEN: Sunday, April 30 through Saturday, May 20, 2017
- WHY: This section of the light rail system was originally the end of the first-ever MAX line and has been in service more than 30 years. Major improvements and upgrades will increase the longevity of the system and maintain safe, effective transit service. The work will address switches, signals and track work to improve reliability plus make for a smoother ride. Also, broken bricks and pavement next to the rails will be repaired and replaced which will benefit pedestrians, cyclists and auto drivers. The City of Portland and Multnomah County will also use the opportunity to make infrastructure repairs that would have otherwise led to additional MAX disruptions.
- WHAT: MAX Blue, Green and Red lines will be disrupted. Service is similar to the 1st Avenue MAX Improvements project last May:
- Blue Line will run between Gresham and PSU (moving to SW 5th & 6th Avenues), and between Hillsboro and Providence Park on the west side.
- Red Line will run between PDX and PSU (moving to SW 5th & 6th Avenues). No Red Lines will run on the west side. Riders heading to the airport should board a Blue Line train into town and connect, via shuttle bus, with the Red Line on 6th Avenue.
- Green Line will run between Clackamas Town Center and Rose Quarter TC.
- Orange and Yellow lines will run their regular route between Expo and Park Ave.
- All MAX service will run on reduced frequency and riders can expect crowded trains.
- Shuttle buses will provide service between the Providence Park MAX Station, on 5th/6th avenues and the Rose Quarter TC.
- Portland Streetcar: Due to work on SW 11th Avenue, Portland Streetcar will be disrupted during the first two weeks of the project: Sunday, April 30, through Saturday, May 13. Shuttle buses will replace service along NW 10th/11th.
Please see the attached map of the service plan. For updates, please sign up for service alerts for your MAX Line at the following link, trimet.org/emailupdates. More information will be posted at trimet.org/maximprovements closer to the project.