PDX leads the pack in bike access

by Lisa Timmerman 1/31/2013 2:36 PM

We are quite proud of our bike facilities here at Portland International Airport, but who doesn't like a little validation? PDX was featured in a study completed through the University of California Transportation Center and the Safe Transportation Research & Education Center at the University of California, Berkeley that looked at obstacles and opportunities for airport operators to improve bike access. The report included case studies of seven airports, and recognized PDX as "exemplary" due to its bike and pedestrian master planning efforts, convenient access, facilities that support bike commuting and connections with transit, bike routes and multi-modal trails.

California bike blog, Cyclist Chic, offers a great overview of the study. See the Safe Transportation Research & Education Center's website for the full study and a poster with highlights from the study. The Port of Portland first developed a Bike and Pedestrian Master Plan in 2003 and an update to the plan will be completed this year.


Pedalpalooza lands cyclists at PDX once again

by Lisa Timmerman 6/22/2012 1:29 PM

Boasting numerous cycling events and a diehard bike culture, it’s not surprising that Portland is back on top as the nation’s best city for cycling.  Whether you’re a frequent flyer or arriving in Portland for the first time, you may be surprised to learn that PDX offers some unique bike-friendly features, including our bike assembly station recently mentioned in a CNN article about outstanding airport amenities.

Last Friday, Port of Portland staff once again got to show off our bike facilities when our friends at PDX By Bike returned to host the Airport Ride as part of Pedalpalooza 2012. Participants took advantage of the beautiful weather to enjoy multi-use paths leading up to and around the airport and toured the amenities that welcome travelers. First-time visitors may want to check out PDX By Bike’s bike guides and zine for cyclists new to Portland. Regular travelers, flying to and from PDX, benefit from secure bike parking areas. If you missed the ride, you can learn more about the airport’s bike resources online.

 Related Links:

Pedalpalooza 2012

Port of Portland Bike Resources

Never Enough Bike News at PDX

by Rachel Wray 6/30/2011 8:46 PM

A picture is worth a thousand words, but well-written headlines that tell a great story are exceptional, too. The Jaunted travel blog praises the PDX bike assembly station in “Talk About an Airport That Knows Its Demographic.” Meanwhile, Writeabike.com has a super summary and series of photographs in “Ride to Fly in PDX,” which covers our recent bike ride to Portland International Airport as part of Pedalpalooza. The ride was organized by the enthusiastic proprietors of PDX By Bike, who even dressed up and cycled in airline attendant attire.


Pedal Power at the Port of Portland

by Rachel Wray 6/21/2011 4:35 PM

Great cycling-related news from Southwest Airlines and Alaska Airlines! Both carriers are getting into the Pedalpalooza spirit by waiving bike handling fees for passengers departing Portland International Airport. The fees will be waived through June 26, 2011. Going on a trip? Pack your bike and a big warm smile for Southwest’s and Alaska’s Portland staff.


In other cycling news, the Port will welcome PDX by Bike this Thursday, June 23, for a tour of cycling infrastructure at the airport. Don’t miss out! We’ll meet at Flying Pie Pizzeria at 11 a.m. for lunch and head north to the airport around noon. More details here.


Finally, visit the Port this weekend at the North Portland Sunday Parkways. We’ll be at McCoy Park with our bike bells on!

Ride Your Bike to the Airport!

by Rachel Wray 6/7/2011 9:49 AM

As part of Pedalpalooza 2011, the Port is partnering with talented bike touring leaders from PDX by Bike for a ride to Portland International Airport. We’ll stick to lower-traffic streets and multi-use paths to show you different options for riding your bike to the airport. We’ll also cruise around some of the airport’s cyclist-friendly amenities, like the bike assembly station and covered parking. And best yet: we’ll start the ride by meeting for a no-host lunch at Flying Pie Pizzeria.


Join us Thursday, June 23, at Flying Pie Pizzeria, 7804 SE Stark St., Portland. Meet at 11:00 a.m. for lunch, ride north to the airport at noon. Contact the Port or PDX by Bike for more details, or visit the PDX by Bike Facebook page!