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Exclusive: Adams' budget will include "Bicycle Infrastructure Improvement Fund"

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

Adams has dedicated $500,000 for bikes in his budget.(Photos © J. Maus)

In his forthcoming budget proposal (due out tomorrow), Mayor Sam Adams will include a dedicated funding source devoted to bicycle programs and projects that he calls the "Bicycle Infrastructure Improvement Fund".
In a phone call this afternoon, Mayor Adams told me the money will come [...]

Condo developer rolls out the green lane for bikes

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

[Welcome to the first article in our new Bike Home section. Marion Rice, our family biking columnist, will be sharing her finds and tips about all things related to bike-friendly living spaces. She'll be on the hunt for the best backyard bike sheds, bike-friendly homes for sale, bike yard art, and other fun stuff. [...]

Portland is primed for a low-car diet

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

More trains, more bikes, fewer cars.(Photos © J. Maus)

Portland's transportation future is set to change drastically in the coming years. The stars are aligning for a city -- and especially the downtown core -- where public transit, feet, and bicycles are the vehicles of choice for most people.
Don't believe me? Just look [...]

Adams announces new cycletrack coming to SW Broadway

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

PBOT's drawing for proposed cycletrack on SW Broadway.(Photos © J. Maus)

Oregon Manifest unveils '09 show details: Builders will be put to the challenge

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

The 2009 Oregon Manifest (10/2 - 11/8) can hardly be called a bike show. After the success of their first show last year, organizers have signed a presenting sponsorship deal with Chris King Precision Components and transformed the event into five "concentrated weeks" of art, workshops, and unique events designed to showcase the nation's [...]

Eric Davidson Fundraiser Moving Sale

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

What: Come grab some hot deals and help raise money for Eric and Ana-Carin at their giant moving sale. Tons of stuff goes!
(Ed. - Eric was struck in a hit-and-run May, 2008.)
Newer modern furniture incl. gorgeous leather L sofa, power and manual tools, décor, climbing wall holds, kitchen stuff, sports equipment, new/newish Nike wear/shoes, clothing, [...]

Priorities and promises: How will bikes fare in the Mayor's budget?

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

Will he deliver a Platinum budget?(Photos © J. Maus)

Right now in City Hall, Mayor Adams and his staff are getting set to release their transportation budget.
When the Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) released their budget back in February, it was embarrassingly bad for bikes. There was no dedicated revenue for bike projects, one-time funding for [...]

Heels on Wheels with Clever Cycles

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

What: Celebrate with us, strawberries and wine. Wear your cutest bike outfit, your highest bike heels and check out what Ibex, Sheila Moon
and Suzabelle would like to see you in this Spring. If you fall in love with any of these items, you can take it home for 10% off during the event. [...]

New link in Westside Trail opens this week

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

The Tualitin Hills Parks and Recreation District has announced the completion of a new, 2-mile segment of their Westside Trail.
Here's more from their website:
The new trail marks an important link in THPRD’s efforts to establish a continuous north-south trail backbone through its district. Combined with other existing segments and additional trail projects to [...]

Bike Boulevard Boogie with the Easy Riders

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

What: We've asked Greg Raisman to lead us on a tour of North / NE Portland's future bike boulevards. Greg works for PBOT so he knows the what's, the where's and the how's and he's agreed to show us some of the routes that are being discussed as potential bike boulevards. Along the way Greg [...]

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