Archive for January, 2009

Weekend Open Thread: Share your bike fun

Saturday, January 31st, 2009

Waterfront Park(Photo © J. Maus) What are you doing on your bike this weekend? If you need an idea or two, check out our Weekend Guide. Whatever your plans are, we’d love to hear about them. Share adventures, photos, and ride reports in the comments below. Bundle up and have a great weekend.

Veer producers in Victoria for world premiere

Friday, January 30th, 2009

“…prepare yourself for bicyclophilia gone just plain NUTS!”— from description of Veer in Victoria Film Fest program This week at the Victoria Film Festival, film buffs from all over the world will get their first chance to see Veer, the feature-length documentary about Portland’s bike culture. Veer producers Greg Fredette and Jason Turner arrived in Read More »

Mysterious crash in Hillsboro leaves police looking for answers

Friday, January 30th, 2009

Just noticed a strange story over on KPTV.com. On January 17th, a man was knocked off his bicycle while riding on 231st Avenue near Cornell Road (in Hillsboro) at about 2:30 pm. The police investigators say there’s “no evidence of a car”. Read more (emphasis mine): Police said they aren’t sure what knocked a man Read More »

City unveils plans for bike boulevard in Sellwood

Friday, January 30th, 2009

Crossing Spokane at SE 13th.(Photos © J. Maus) Last night at the headquarters of the Sellwood-Moreland neighborhood association, about 50 residents showed up to learn more about the City of Portland’s plans to create a bicycle boulevard on SE Spokane Street. They got a chance to see some of the latest innovations in the city’s Read More »

Storm response follow-up: City will release bike-specific survey

Friday, January 30th, 2009

As these tracks show, many people still rode during December’s snow.(Photo © J. Maus) Earlier this month, the Mayor’s office released a storm response survey. The 15-question survey (it’s still online) asked citizens about their travel behavior during the storm and asked them to rate the city’s response. Every mode (transit, motor vehicles, pedestrians) was Read More »

From NYC: Behind the scenes of the Livable Streets Network

Friday, January 30th, 2009

[Publisher’s note: This story was written by Managing Editor Elly Blue during her recently concluded East Coast Tour.] Sarah Goodyear, Livable StreetsNetwork editor and community manager(Photos: Elly Blue) While I was in New York briefly, I met up with Sarah Goodyear, editor and community manager of the recently launched Livable Streets Blog Network. Billed as Read More »

Eugene Walking and Biking Summit this weekend

Friday, January 30th, 2009

Here’s the official press release: Walking and Biking Summit Features Town Hall Meeting on Federal Funding Ideas Third annual Eugene Walking and Biking Summit will be held at South Eugene High School Cafeteria, 400 East 19th Ave., on Saturday, Jan. 31, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Doors open at 8:30 a.m., with workshops from Read More »

Jobs of the Week: Become an advocacy superstar

Friday, January 30th, 2009

Want to be the leader of Portland’s pedestrian advocacy group? How about taking charge of development and communications for the BTA? This week we’ve had two excellent opportunities listed on the BikePortland Job Listings. Learn more about these positions here: Development and Communications Director — Bicycle Transportation Alliance (BTA) Director — Willamette Pedestrian Coalition (WPC)

Tickets dismissed in Ainsworth case

Thursday, January 29th, 2009

“…approaches are sometimes different, and misunderstandings likely because we are all human — regardless of whether we wear a stretchy bicycle jersey or an itchy police uniform.”— From a public statement issued by the City Attorney’s office as part of a settlement reached in the Ainsworth Incident Traffic citations given to two men who were Read More »

Weekend Guide: Go fixed or just take it easy

Thursday, January 29th, 2009

Are you fixed curious?(Photo © J. Maus) Here’s your bike-fun filled Weekend Guide: Saturday (1/31) Saturday Fast Friday An event including sprints, footdown, sharks and minnows, tricks, a group ride, and more. Check out PDXFixed.com for more. 4:30pm at NW 13th and Quimby Sellwood Bridge March A march led by residents of the Sellwood-Moreland neighborhood Read More »