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Bike Tigard

Biking in TigardBike 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 Tigard Bike Map offers information about routes and trails to plan your adventure.  

Check out these local resources for biking in and around Tigard:     

Routes and Maps
Bike Tigard Map 
Walk Tigard Map
Metro Trails and Greenways
Tualatin Valley Scenic Bikeway
• Metro Getting Around Interactive Map

Bike Shops (Tigard and nearby)
Cascade Bikes
• Randall’s Bike Shop (16165 SW Pacific Hwy)

Additional Biking Information
WashCo BTC
The Street Trust
Bikes & TriMet

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

  • 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.
  • 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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