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Bike Tigard

BicyclistBike Resources in Tigard
While some of you have been riding all year-round, the nice weather is a great time for the rest of us to get out the bike and take it for a spin on one of Tigard’s many trails or for a roll around the neighborhood. The recent update of the Tigard Bike Map offers updated information about routes and trails to plan your adventure. Check out these local resources for biking in and around Tigard:

Bike Shops (Tigard and nearby)
Western Bikeworks
Santiam Bicycle
• Randall’s Bike Shop (16165 SW Pacific Hwy)
Performance Bicycle

Routes and Maps
Bike Tigard Map 
Walk Tigard Map
Metro Trails and Greenways
Tualatin Valley Scenic Bikeway

Additional Biking Information
WashCo BTC
Bicycle Transportation Alliance
Bikes & TriMet 

Get Involved
The Tigard Pedestrian and Bicycle Subcommittee meets from 5 to 6:30 pm on the third Thursday of each month and are currently meeting in the Red Rock Creek Conference Room at City Hall (13125 SW Hall Blvd.). We would love more participants so please email Mike McCarthy or Buff Brown if you are interested in attending or come on by. The meeting agendas can be found here.

Looking for a weekend ride? These informal rides occur most weekends and are around 30 miles or so. Want to join the fun? Contact Buff Brown for more information.
 

Interested in walking and cycling issues?

Pedestrians and Cyclists Have a Voice
Are you interested in walking and cycling issues in Tigard? If so, the Pedestrian and Bicycle subcommittee of the Transportation Advisory Committee, would like to hear from you!

The group is currently meeting from 5 to 6:30 pm on the third Thursday of each month  at the Tigard Western Bikeworks (7295 SW Dartmouth St.). We would love more participants so please email Mike McCarthy or Buff Brown if you are interested in attending or come on by. 

Subcommittee’s current tasks include:

  • Identifying and prioritizing projects to address gaps and key connections in the city's pedestrian and bicycle transportation system.
  • Providing input on project design and planning issues related to walking and cycling.
  • Helping city staff understand the needs of walkers and cyclists who travel in and around Tigard.
       

Keepin' it Safe at Crosswalks

The city has installed rapid-flashing beacons at four Tigard crosswalks: Durham Road at Tigard High School, Greenburg Road at Center Street, Walnut Street at Grant Avenue, and 68th Parkway south of Hampton Street.  These crossings are popular with pedestrians, but do not have traffic signals.

Crosswalk Beacons

The solar-powered beacons, stationed along both sides of the street, are mounted on posts with typical crosswalk signage. Pedestrians press a button to activate the beacons, which produce yellow flashing lights. The lights signal motorists to yield to pedestrians waiting at the curb or walking in the crosswalk. Depending on the width of the crossing, beacons flash for 20 to 40 seconds before turning off automatically. Research shows that crosswalk beacons significantly increase the number of motorists who yield to pedestrians. In one study, rates improved from 18 percent before beacons to 81 percent after beacons.

Crosswalk Reminders

 Pedestrians:
  • Cross at designated signals or crosswalks where motorists expect to see you.
  • Make eye contact with drivers before stepping into the street.
  • Make yourself visible to motorists; be predictable and carry a flashlight and wear reflective clothing at night.
Drivers:
  • Be alert for pedestrians, particularly at crosswalks and intersections.
  • Yield to pedestrians who are crossing or waiting to cross the street.
  • Keep in mind that, according to state law, a crosswalk exists across all sides of an intersection—even if the crosswalk is not marked.

Did you know...

Did you know that when you're riding in the street (acting as a vehicle) and a school bus stops with flashing red lights, you must stop before reaching it and wait, just like any other vehicle on the road (see ORS 811.155). Easy enough. But cyclists also have the ability under Oregon law to become pedestrians (ORS 814.410). If you choose to exercise that option and use the sidewalk to cautiously pass, keep these rules (from Dan Pegoda of the Animated Traffic Law Center) in mind:

  • Yield right-of-way to pedestrians and give an audible signal when passing
  • Slow to walking speed when crossing a crosswalk or driveway
  • Don't operate your bicycle in a careless manner
  • Don't operate an electric-assisted bicycle

Problem? Let Us Know...

Bike MapBike Tigard Map
Tigard's bike map is available for free. Pick one up at city offices or at the library.

If you would like a map mailed to you, email your name/address to Joe Patton or phone 503-718-2714.
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