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Friday, February 27th, 2009

Friday (2/27)

North Freaker "Dutch" on his tallbike.(Photo © J. Maus)

Critical Mass
A celebration of bicycle traffic on the last Friday of every month.
North Park Blocks (NW Park and Couch, by the elephant)
Meet at 5:30, ride at 6:00pm
Freak Friday!
North Freak is a collective for people who love freak bicycles, such as tall bikes, choppers, swing bikes, minibikes [...]

Adams' office: No guarantees on Safe Routes funding

Friday, February 27th, 2009

"Our hope is to find funding to backfill the Safe Routes program...but we can't guarantee that." -- Catherine Ciarlo, transportation policy advisor for Mayor Adams

Mayor Adams made his first State of the City address at the City Club in downtown Portland today.
According to a report just published by the Portland Tribune, he apologized for the [...]

The BTA on the CRC: "12 lanes is just a number"

Friday, February 27th, 2009

"... it's less about the number of lanes, per se, and more about the impact on the community."-- Scott Bricker, executive director of the BTA

This week's decision by City Council to authorize Mayor Adams to vote in favor of a 12-lane Columbia River Crossing bridge has sparked outrage among many Portlanders. Several comments here [...]

Local builders in Indianapolis for handmade bike show

Friday, February 27th, 2009

Portland builder Aaron Hayes is in Indianapolis for NAHBS this weekend. He earned the "Best New Builder" award last year.(Photo © J. Maus)

The North American Handmade Bicycle Show (NAHBS) (that was hosted by Portland in 2008), may have moved to Indianapolis this year, but Portland builders will still make an impact.
The event, which is expected [...]

Portland embarks on a new era of off-road advocacy

Thursday, February 26th, 2009

With the voting in of six new board members at their monthly meeting earlier this week, the Portland United Mountain Pedalers (PUMP) are set to embark a new era of off-road advocacy.
These new board members mark a significant turning point for PUMP, a group that some advocates for more off-road riding opportunities in Portland had [...]

Yoga for Cyclists

Thursday, February 26th, 2009

Discover the 'Couve

Thursday, February 26th, 2009

Metro grant will help CCC reach into more communities

Thursday, February 26th, 2009

The CCC's retail location on NE Alberta.(Photo © J. Maus)

The northeast Portland-based Community Cycling Center has won a grant for a project to help them "understand cultural and economic barriers to bicycling."
According to a statement from the CCC, the project will help them perform a needs assessment to better understand the "unique cultural and economic [...]

Editorial: While Portland stalls, New York City moves boldly forward

Thursday, February 26th, 2009

New York City has a plan to radically transform Broadway at 7th Ave. near Times Square.(Photo courtesy Streetsblog)

Adams gets council support for his 12-lane CRC compromise

Thursday, February 26th, 2009

Commissioner Fritz voiced many concerns before voting "no" on the proposal last night.(Image: City of Portland)

At their meeting last night, Portland's City Council gave Mayor Sam Adams authorization to vote in favor of a 12-lane Columbia River Crossing (CRC) bridge.
But, according to Adams' office, the vote does not mean the Mayor (and council) have signed [...]

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