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dark green cannondale r400 1996?

Saturday, October 31st, 2009

Year: 1996?Brand: cannondaleModel: r400Color:dark greenSize:52 cmStolen in portland, OR 97211Stolen:2009-10-31Stolen From: 15th and prescott in front of the bodega, across from TigaNeighborhood: AlbertaOwner: Quinn DanniesOwnerEmail: qdannies@gmail.comDescription: white handle bar tape, cheap tires, rsx components on everything but the left hand shifterThis registrant does not have proof of ownership of this bike

white frame, red lettering Miyata 912 1984

Saturday, October 31st, 2009

Year: 1984Brand: MiyataModel: 912Color:white frame, red letteringSize:51cmSerial: ?Stolen in Portland, OR 97211Stolen:2009-10-31Stolen From: 21st and Alberta. Stolen out of my backyard.Neighborhood: NE (Alberta Arts District)Owner: Misty DoddOwnerEmail: misty.seminara@gmail.comReward: YesDescription: White frame, red lettering. Black and red seat. White “mountain rack” on the back, and red bottle holder on the lower part of the frame.This registrant Read More »

Want to be like Copenhagen? Think about vacuum cleaners and raging bulls

Friday, October 30th, 2009

Mikael Colville-Andersen (L) and PBOT’s Roger Geller took a spin before last night’s event.(Photos © J. Maus) If Portland wants to push cycling into the mainstream, and reach usage levels similar to European cities, we need to make it easy, focus on the positives, tame automobiles, and do our research to counter anti-bike sentiment. That Read More »

Job of the Week

Friday, October 30th, 2009

Are you a mechanic with management experience? Are you a manager with mechanical aptitude? A new opportunity was posted to BikePortland’s Job board this week for somebody who wants to manage a local bike shop. See details below. Tell them you read it here. Shop Manager — A Portland Bikeshop

New railcars for WES give TriMet a bike car option

Friday, October 30th, 2009

TriMet has purchased two new railcars for its WES line that have a large storage area inside, similar to this one used by Caltrain as a bike car.(Photo © Todd Boulanger)

PBOT issues first ever ‘Bicycle Traffic Advisory’

Thursday, October 29th, 2009

Some of the “bicycling public” on Clinton.(Photo © J. Maus) The City of Portland Bureau of Transportation has just issued an advisory to warn “the bicycling public” (that has a much better ring to it than “bicyclists”) of a construction project that will close a popular bicycle boulevard. According to spokesperson Cheryl Kuck, this is Read More »

Is our bike scene too white? Local non-profit tackles the issue

Thursday, October 29th, 2009

“The people riding and making decisions about bicycles is a white, middle class group.” — Alison Hill Graves, Community Cycling Center The staff at Community Cycling Center, a 15 year old Portland-based nonprofit that aims to increase access to bicycling, has been doing some soul searching in the last few years. In the process, community Read More »

A look at Copenhagen and Portland traffic, circa the 1930s

Thursday, October 29th, 2009

Copenhagen, 1937 – Watch videos below – In light of Portland’s ongoing love-affair with Copenhagen, and the fact that Mr. Bicycle Copenhagen is in town at this very moment (prepping for the big event tonight), I thought it’d be fun to take a look at the transportation legacy of our respective cities.

New downtown park gets parking right

Thursday, October 29th, 2009

Bike parking at Director Park. The City of Portland opened up a new downtown park earlier this week. Director Park, a former parking lot (that’s now underground), occupies a full city block (bordered by SW Park and 9th to the east and west, and Taylor and Yamhill to the south and north). It’s a new Read More »

Behind the Monday Roundup: Where we get our transpo news

Thursday, October 29th, 2009

A question we get a lot here at BikePortland is “Where do you get all your story ideas?”. Most of our sources are top secret and will stay that way (just kidding, sort of), but here’s a rundown of a few of the places I go to gather tips for our weekly Monday Roundup post Read More »

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