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Top 10 most viewed stories of 2008

Wednesday, December 31st, 2008

This ghost bike was stolen, then returned by a regretful thief.(Photos © J. Maus)

Looking back at the 1,385 stories published on BikePortland.org in 2008, we thought it would be fun to take a look at the ones that you read the most. I looked up our top ten stories by total number of pageviews* [...]

New Haven: Brompton love, and signs of the Dutch Bike Invasion

Tuesday, December 30th, 2008

Sam, Caleb, Finn, the Brompton, and me. (Photo by Sarah Armstrong)

I just wheeled the Brompton into the Publick Cup, a downtown New Haven coffeeshop, and found myself surrounded by a crowd of wide eyed young people.
"Is that a bike? It folds? It's a folding bike? Can you unfold it for us?" The kids were really [...]

Cruisers and crowds; a trip to Surf City, USA

Tuesday, December 30th, 2008

Bike parking under the Huntington Beach Pier.(Photos © J. Maus)

A trip to Huntington Beach for dinner last night made me feel old. As a kid, I remember spending countless days at that beach, trying to hone my surfing skills and hanging out on the sand with friends. The boardwalk path that runs at [...]

Guest Article: Why Portland needs a safe passing distance ordinance

Tuesday, December 30th, 2008

Christopher Heaps

The article below was written by Christopher Heaps. Heaps is a Sellwood resident who rides his bike daily to his job as a lawyer with Stoel Rives in downtown Portland.
You might remember Heaps as the lawyer who garnered a headline or two for successfully carrying out the "citizen-initiated citation" process. We wrote [...]

City storm clean-up crews "focusing on bike routes"

Monday, December 29th, 2008

After two weeks of a once-in-a-generation winter storm that pelted Portland into submission, the Bureau of Transportation is now in full clean up mode.
A few days after the first snow fell, we turned our attention to how gravel laid down by PBOT to break up the ice was impacting bikeways. Back on [...]

Job of the Week: Intern for Filmed by Bike

Monday, December 29th, 2008

Filmed by Bike is Portland's very own bike film festival. Each year, the event has exceeded the organizer's expectations. If you'd like to be part of this event as an intern, check out the opportunity listed below...

Internship - Filmed by Bike

"Go for Green": League announces National Bike Summit workshops

Monday, December 29th, 2008

Cover of 2009 Summit brochure.

The League of American Bicyclists has announced details of the workshops that will be presented at their annual National Bike Summit that will take place in Washington D.C. on March 10 - 13th.
The event is both an educational and networking opportunity for bike advocates across the country as well as a [...]

In New Haven: A rail-trail slowly comes of age

Monday, December 29th, 2008

[This story was written by BikePortland.org Managing Editor Elly Blue. She's on an East Coast Tour. Follow her adventures here.]

New Haven Mayor John DeStefano (in center) about to cut the ribbon on a new bridge over a newly paved section of the Farmington Canal Trail.(Photos by Elly Blue)

PBOT Press Release: City Crews Begin Street Cleanup

Monday, December 29th, 2008

Here's the latest storm advisory from the Bureau of Transportation. The release below has updates on road conditions, maintenance priorities, and so on (also available online here).
City Crews Begin Street Cleanup
Released: December 29, 2008
(PORTLAND, OR) – The Portland Bureau of Transportation is transitioning work crews to cleanup operations as the city recovers from a [...]

Gravel and other storm detritus: What's it like out there?

Monday, December 29th, 2008

Snow piled high in the bike lane on SW Broadway on 12/26.(Photo: Rex Burkholder)

I'm down in California, but judging from reader emails and a story this morning on KGW-TV, it looks like Portland's bike lanes are in bad shape following an unprecedented storm that has left streets with mountains of snow, gravel, and other assorted [...]

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