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Heights Bike Garden among the largest in the world, opens June 8

The city of Vancouver and its partners invite members of the community to a grand opening celebration from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 8, for the Heights Bike Garden located at 5411 E. Mill Plain Blvd., Vancouver. The bike garden – the first of its kind in southwest Washington and one of the largest in the world – offers children and adults a practical, fun and safe way to develop cycling skills and learn about pedestrian road safety.

Clark County

June 6, 2024

Grow your cycling skills at Heights Bike Garden set to open at old Tower Mall site

A paved but off-street and carless space where cyclists can safely practice their riding skills is coming to the vacant Tower Mall redevelopment site in central Vancouver. A grand opening of the new Heights Bike Garden is set for 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at 5411 E. Mill Plain Blvd.

Scott Hewitt / The Columbian

June 5, 2024

New bike garden coming to Vancouver

A bike garden in Vancouver will have its grand opening next month. Also known as traffic gardens, these types of spaces help children and adults practice bike and road safety in a controlled environment.

Will Grimm is the lead design and project manager for the Heights Bike Garden. Fionnuala Quinn is the director of Discover Traffic Gardens and consulted on the project. They join us with details.

Elizabeth Castillo / OPB

May 30, 2024

Vancouver’s first ‘bike garden’ will bloom in June

According to the City of Vancouver, The Heights Bike Garden will, “Provide a fun, community-serving space at the site of the former Tower Mall.” The location — a large development site bordered by Mill Plan and MacArthur boulevards — is about two miles north of Portland’s Marine Drive (as the crow flies over the Columbia River) and about a six mile bike ride from the Kenton neighborhood in north Portland.

Jonathan Maus / BikePortland

May 22, 2024

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