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Words of thanks and a Thanksgiving weekend open thread

Wednesday, November 26th, 2008

The Maus Family (From L to R: Dad, Danica, Eleni, Juli)

Happy Thanksgiving from everyone here at BikePortland headquarters (Elly and I). We hope you have the opportunity to take a few days off and spend some quality time with your friends and family.
As is tradition this time of year, I want to say thanks.
Thank [...]

Press Release: Bike Gallery gets into Spirit of Giving

Wednesday, November 26th, 2008

Just got this from the Bike Gallery:
Local Bike Retailer Gets Into the Spirit of Giving
Portland, Oregon – November 28, 2008. This December, one local bike retailer is shifting their holiday focus to help support an important holiday tradition – the 13th annual Community Cycling Center Holiday Bike Drive. November 28, 2008, through January 2, 2009, [...]

A few more reasons you won't want to miss BikeCraft

Wednesday, November 26th, 2008

Justa Phillips will return this year. You'll have to show up to see if her classic cowboy design will be there!

BikeCraft IV is just around the corner. We've gotten so much response from vendors that we've capped attendance and now have a full lineup of folks eager to sell their wares. Before [...]

Clackamas River bike/ped bridge re-opens tomorrow after two year closure

Wednesday, November 26th, 2008

View of the new construction as of 11/21/08.(Photo: Clackamas County)

After an arson fire burned through several key support columns in August of 2006, the 82nd Drive/Park Place bike/ped bridge (map) over the Clackamas River (between Gladstone and Oregon City) is slated to officially re-open tomorrow.
In a newsletter from Clackamas County's Water Environment Services division, county [...]

Portland and the rise of the "American-style" cycle track

Wednesday, November 26th, 2008

"Sam (Adams) has directed (City Traffic Engineer) Rob Burchfield to indentify opportunities for a "high visibility" cycle track to be rolled out in Sam's first 100 days as mayor." -- Sam Adams' chief of staff Tom Miller, in an email to Metro Councilor Rex Burkholder

There's no denying that 2009 is shaping up to [...]

Bike Share Series, Part Six: The outlook for bike share in Portland

Wednesday, November 26th, 2008

Tom Miller(Photo © J. Maus)

Welcome to the final installment of our guest article series on bike sharing in Portland.
The series is written by Tom Miller, chief of staff for Portland City Commissioner and Mayor-elect Sam Adams. Yesterday, Tom laid out asked some of the questions that must be answered in order [...]

Appetite Enhancement Ride 2008

Tuesday, November 25th, 2008

City will remove stop signs on SE Caruthers

Tuesday, November 25th, 2008

The stop sign at SE Caruthers and Water has been a source offrustration for many.(Photo © J. Maus)

Two stop signs at the intersection of SE Water Ave and SE Caruthers St. in Southeast Portland (map) will be removed by PDOT.
The news comes from an employee of the nearby Oregon Museum of Science and [...]

New books on the BikePortland bookshelf

Tuesday, November 25th, 2008

Read more, ride better!

We announced the BikePortland Bookstore last week, and response has been great.
Thanks to all of you who have been buying titles both from our shelves and from all of the shelves at Powell's. Your purchases really help us keep on doing what we do. And hopefully we've been able to help you [...]

A Q & A with ODOT's new Sustainability Program Manager

Tuesday, November 25th, 2008

Margi Lifsey is ODOT's new Sustainability Program Manager.(Photo courtesy Margi Lifsey)

The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) has added a new position to their team; a Sustainability Program Manager.
The position will be filled by Portland-resident Marjorie ("Margi") Lifsey. In a statement about the hire, ODOT Chief of Staff Joan Plank said Lifsey will be responsible [...]

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