Archive for April, 2008

Flanders crossing update: Shifting criticisms and a report from City Council

Wednesday, April 30th, 2008

[Update: Download the presentation given by Commissioner Adams today at City Council (6MB, PDF)...or watch it on YouTube.]

Adams making his case to City Council.(Bad phone photo)

City Council is poised to hear an ordinance this morning that will authorize PDOT to "enter into a contract with Max J. Kuney Construction, owner of the old Sauvie Island [...]

Magazine editor blames bike lanes for Portland fatalities

Wednesday, April 30th, 2008

Download article here (115 kb PDF)Copyright 2008 by John Schubert and reprinted with permission from Adventure Cyclist magazine

In the April issue of Adventure Cyclist magazine, technical editor John Schubert writes that "poorly designed" bike lanes were to blame for the recent deaths of Tracey Sparling and Brett Jarolimek.
In, Portland's Agony: Two cyclists died as a [...]

In heralding Platinum, Portland looks back and ahead

Tuesday, April 29th, 2008

Commissioner Sam Adams, flanked by PDOT staff at this morning's Platinum press conference.(Photos © J. Maus)

The mix of attendees at today's press conference illustrated one of the main reasons Portland has catapulted above all other American cities on its way to achieving Platinum. We have stitched together a diverse coalition of activists, agencies, companies, [...]

Press Release: Portland Platinum News Conference

Tuesday, April 29th, 2008

News Conference from: Portland Office of Transportation
News conference is scheduled for today:
10:00 AM - Tuesday, April 29
Downtown Bike Gallery
1001 SW Salmon Street
The coveted designation of "Bicycle Friendly Community," given at levels from Bronze to Platinum, recognizes those communities that are improving conditions for bicyclists [...]

Portland earns Platinum; becomes first major U.S. city to win the award

Tuesday, April 29th, 2008

This photo was taken at Bridge Pedal in August of 2005. The "Sam" is City Commissioner Sam Adams, who has made achieving Platinum a priority.(Photos © J. Maus)

Portland has gone Platinum.
The League of American Bicyclists will officially announce later today that Portland has become the first major city in America to be [...]

Celebrate Free Cone Day by bike (or pedicab)

Tuesday, April 29th, 2008

In Portland, Ben & Jerry's annual Free Cone Day is a serious holiday that is not to be missed.
And what better way to justify the calories than by riding your bike to as many Ben & Jerry's locations as you can (before toppling over)? That's just what Carl Larson has planned for his Free [...]

Press Release: Walk and Bike Challenge Kick-Off

Monday, April 28th, 2008

Walk + Bike Challenge Month Kicks Off May 3
April 28, 2008 - Oregon Walk + Bike to School will host a kickoff at Main Street Plaza along the Eastbank Esplanade from 9:30AM- 11AM for the first ever Walk + Bike to School Challenge Month. Featured speakers are [...]

Walk and Bike Challenge Kick-off

Monday, April 28th, 2008

Come and join Portland families as we kickoff the Walk + Bike to School Challenge Month with dancing, speakers, and a bike ride/walk along the river on the Eastbank Esplanade.
Meet at the Main Street Plaza
More info here.

Bike/Truck Safety Education Event

Monday, April 28th, 2008

Share the Road Bike - Truck Safety Education Event
(PORTLAND, OR) – Bikes and Trucks can Share the Road. The City of Portland Office of Transportation, Maintenance Operations and Transportation Options staff are working together to educate bicyclists and companies employing professional drivers about the importance of sharing the road. A special opportunity for bicyclists to [...]

Free Pedicab Rides on Free Cone Day

Monday, April 28th, 2008

The Best Day Possible to be from Portland
Imagine a day when local celebrities provide FREE rides only to be delivered to Ben & Jerry's for a FREE Cone. Well dream no longer because Pdx Pedicab has partnered up with Ben & Jerry's, New Avenues for youth, and the One Campain to provide
FREE rides [...]

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