Archive for July, 2008

Prozanski puts brakes on helmet law expansion plan

Thursday, July 31st, 2008

The Oregonian is reporting that Oregon state senator Floyd Prozanski is backing off his idea to introduce a law would have made helmets mandatory for adults. The O’s Michelle Cole says Prozanski felt pressure to pull back due to the negative response he received. She wrote, “Prozanski also got a pounding this week from bloggers…”. Read More »

TriMet offers tips for bikers during Steel Bridge MAX construction

Thursday, July 31st, 2008

Click to enlarge The following is an excerpt taken directly from TriMet’s website: Tips for Bike Commuters During MAX Steel Bridge Service Interruption August 2-24 The Steel Bridge will be closed to cars, buses and MAX trains August 2-24, 2008, as crews connect existing tracks to the new MAX Green Line tracks on 5th and Read More »

Portland-based shoe company will expand cycling product line

Thursday, July 31st, 2008

Keen’s Commuter, an SPD-compatiblesandal released last year, was their first bike-specific product. Keen Footwear, who moved their headquarters to Portland in 2006 (and didn’t waste any time featuring us in their product catalog), has just announced an expanded line of cycling products. Keen unveiled an SPD compatible sandal (the “Commuter”) in early 2007 and now Read More »

Man on a bike hit from behind on SE Stark

Thursday, July 31st, 2008

This just in from the Portland Police Bureau (emphasis mine): “At 2:58 pm East Precinct officers were dispatched to the area of SE 147th Av/Stark Street on a bicyclist hit. Officers arrived and determined that the bicyclist was hit by a vehicle driven by 23-year-old Lance Waddy. Waddy and the bicyclist were both traveling eastbound Read More »

Lessons for Portland from a police chief in Lincoln, Nebraska

Thursday, July 31st, 2008

Lincoln, Nebraska’s Police Chief Tom Casady. A reader (thanks Donna!) sent me a link the other day to a well-written blog post about sharing the road. Opinions on this topic are a dime a dozen, but something caught my eye about this particular article — it was written by the Police Chief of Lincoln, Nebraska Read More »

First the West Hills, now the World; Zoobombers will vie for gravity crown

Thursday, July 31st, 2008

Chuck Bridge and his gravity bike at the top of “Dragontail” back in April.More images(Photos © J. Maus) Three Portland men who honed their downhill biking skills while “Zoobombing” down the West Hills are taking their sport to the next level. Team Zoobomb — which consists of Chuck Bridge, Aaron Truman, and Gabriel Tiller — Read More »

KVAL: Eugene trucking company involved in fatal crash will give $1 million for bike safety ed

Thursday, July 31st, 2008

Jane Higdon(Photo: The Jane Higdon Foundation) The trucking company involved in the death of Jane Higdon in Eugene in May of 2006 has agreed to donate $1 million over 20 years to a memorial fund founded in her name. According to KVAL-TV in Eugene, Ireland Trucking Co. will give the money to the Jane Higdon Read More »

Driver in fatal Eugene crash “pushing to make helmets mandatory”

Wednesday, July 30th, 2008

Screen shot from KVAL-TV video.(Watch video here) My story about Senator Floyd Prozanski’s intention to expand Oregon’s mandatory helmet law has gained steam. It was sent out on the AP newswire this morning and outlets across the state have picked it up. I’ve done several media interviews about it today, and while doing some background Read More »

Bike-friendly state senator wounded by accidental gunshot

Wednesday, July 30th, 2008

Atkinson testifying in support of the Fixed Gear Brake bill during a hearing in Salem in March 2007. His shirt reads, “Ride a fixed gear, go to jail.”(Photo © J. Maus) Oregon state Senator Jason Atkinson (R-Central Point) — an avid cyclist and a regular supporter of bike-related legislation in Salem — was accidently shot Read More »

Bike poster proceeds will go to non-profits, memorial fund

Wednesday, July 30th, 2008

All sales of this poster will be donated to the Brett Jarolimek Memorial Fund.(Stencil design by Roll Hardy) Locally owned and operated Stumptown Printers has decided to donate all proceeds of their series of limited edition bike posters to local non-profit groups and a fund that raises money for bike safety programs. One of the Read More »

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