On my way to city hall this morning, I passed through the Rose Quarter Transit Center, and saw workers busily applying the green thermoplastic that designates bike boxes, as part of the new bike route cutting through the transit center. Technically speaking, bikes haven't been allowed through that area before.

The new route will officially open tomorrow, with a "bike parade" featuring Mayor-elect Sam Adams and TriMet General Manager Fred Hansen, and bike advocates.

The parade kicks off from NE Wheeler, between NE Interstate and Multnomah, at 1:45 pm tomorrow.