Archive for March, 2008
Back in December, a truck accidentally rammed into the wall of the Community Cycling Center’s offices in Northeast Portland. The impact of that collision caused thousands of dollars in damage and forced the non-profit to scramble for space.
Organizers of the second annual Pinot Pedal will donate registration proceeds and a percentage of sales from a Pearl District wine retailer to help raise funds for a bicycle and pedestrian bridge over Interstate 405.
The Portland-based Bicycle Transportation Alliance hopes that friendly competition is what will get more Portland schoolkids walking and biking to school.
They’ve just opened registration for the first-ever Walk + Bike to School Challenge. The event, modeled after their highly successful Bike Commute Challenge which is focused on Oregon businesses, will challenge kids across the Portland metro area to walk and bike to school more often.
At yesterday’s press event to “celebrate” Portland’s new bike boxes, Jeff Castro gave his new BikeRacker product its first real test.
They’ve published an email from one of their readers who writes:
“We have a 2 year old and a 7 year old and are wanting to get the family bike setup on a budget. We were thinking of looking on Craigslist or at a used bike shop but we don’t really know what to look for.”
I know a lot of BikePortland readers tote around little ones, so head on over to urbanMamas and share some of your tips.
This morning was (I think) the year’s first snow-filled morning commute! It didn’t stick for too long and it wasn’t as major as last year, but it was still fun.
I headed to work into a flurry of white flakes and a few minutes into my ride I ran into my old friend (and fellow Piedmont resident), Tony Tapay. It was nice to have a bit of company, not to mention a willing model for a few photos…
Make sure PDOT hears from cyclists as they plan the future of the streetcar network!
Below is the information about the upcoming workshops. See the Streetcar System Plan website for more details.
Southeast District Workshop
Thursday, April 3
Cleveland High School Library
3400 SE 26th Ave.