The Case For the Foster Bikeway

The following is an open letter to the Bicycle Transportation Alliance (BTA). The BTA is currently developing their advocacy agenda for the coming years as a part of their Blueprint for Better Biking update. We believe Foster Road can be a part of that plan, and be a symbol of the possibilities available to areas outside of inner Portland. If you agree, please attend their outreach event tonight at 6pm, or take their survey and write in the Foster Bikeway as a priority SE project.


Foster Road’s Eight Most Dangerous Hotspots: Red’s

This morning, Mayor Sam Adams will join the Willamette Pedestrian Coalition and Transportation for America in a Walk of Remembrance on Foster Road. The walk is intended to memorialize those Portlanders killed because of unsafe traffic conditions.

The walk will include a stop in the area of Foster in the 70s near Red’s Bar, the site where Jason Grant was killed by a hit-and-run driver while crossing the street last January 28. The driver of that vehicle was recently sentenced to 18 months in prison.

Mayor Adams has a mixed record of support for traffic safety in this area. (more…)