Archive for August, 2010

Another look at the ‘SE Corridor Project,’ Portland’s big TIGER II pitch

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010
The “Clinton to the River” multi-use
path is part of the $10 million request.
Larger version here

A month ago I shared details of the big project TriMet planned to apply for (in close collaboration with Metro and other partners) in hopes of garnering a piece of the $600 million available from the Obama Administration’s TIGER II grant program.


Springwater Trail repaving update (it’s almost done!)

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010
So fresh and so smooth. A portion of the Springwater near SE Luther Street this morning.
(Photos by reader Jonathan Ragsdale)


black trek 7.3 2010

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

Year: 2010
Brand: trek
Model: 7.3
Serial: wtuo22o1621e
Stolen in Portland, OR 97214
Stolen From: garage in back of house.
Neighborhood: ladds addition
OwnerEmail: g47q@aol.com
Reward: $ 500.00
Description: brand new bike. black. black bag in back. $
Police record with: portland
Police reference#: temporary
This registrant has documented proof of ownership of this bike

Boulder’s new way of building “a community of carlessness”

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010
Go carfree on the day that
corresponds to your car color
(mine would be Tuesday).

Here’s a interesting new campaign that would feel right at home in Portland. This Saturday, the City of Boulder Colorado will launch Driven to Drive Less, a new program to get people to go one day a week without their car. What’s refreshing is that they’re going about it in a creative way, by asking people to consider going carfree on a certain day of the week depending on the color of their vehicle. Here’s a snip from the campaign website:


Further clarification from TriMet on transit mall bus/bike crash

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

[Unofficial graphic, not created by TriMet.]

Graphic showing location of vehicles just prior to collision.
(Graphic: BikePortland)


Blue/White Strawberry custom 650C

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

Brand: Strawberry
Model: custom 650C
Serial: SRG7009
Stolen in Portland, OR 97201
Stolen From: garage in Goose Hollow
Neighborhood: Goose Hollow
Owner: Andy Newlands
OwnerEmail: andy@strawberrybicycle.com
Description: Custom handmade Strawberry Bicycle. 650C road bike. Campy Super Record. Reynolds Ouzo Pro carbon fork. Signature Strawberry wishbone rear stay.
Photo: http://www.strawberrybicycle.com/gallery/view_photo.php?set_albumName=Vintage&id=2007_Cycle_Oregon_014

Police record with: Portland Police
This registrant has documented proof of ownership of this bike

The Simple Bicycle offers bike maintenance, repair classes

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

I noticed a flyer on NE 37th yesterday advertising yet another bike-related business that has cropped up in Portland recently…

Flyer spotted on NE 37th.


PGE Park, Whole Foods jump on bike parking bandwagon

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010
Temporary bike parking at PGE Park was a hit during a Timbers game last weekend.
(Photo: Jeff Castro/Bikeracker)


Yellow Cannondale CAAD3

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

Brand: Cannondale
Model: CAAD3
Photo: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=49712369&id=10716994&ref=fbx_album
Stolen in Portland, OR 97209
Stolen From: My bike was stolen from outside of the Belvedere apartments. It was locked to a street sign on the corner of 20th and Northrup.
Neighborhood: NW
Owner: Betsy Mas
OwnerEmail: masmar@aquinas.edu
Reward: I’ll trade you my Trek mountain bike that I have if I can have my bike back ): Also good karma and cookies.
Description: My bike is very distinct. It has a Swell sticker on the top cross bar, a cheetah seat and bright yellow grip tape on the drop-bars, I have a small black bag attached to the back of the seat as well.
This registrant does not have proof of ownership of this bike

Event: Echelon Gran Fondo (9/26/10)

Monday, August 30th, 2010

Event Name: Echelon Gran Fondo
Event Start Date: September 26, 2010
Start Time: 8:30:00 AM
Web Site: http://www.echelongranfondo.org/portland/index.html
Event Description: Echelon Gran Fondo in the Columbia River Gorge is a festive and scenic road ride event with distance options of 30, 60 and 100 miles. Team Radio Shack’s Chris Horner rides along as ambassador of this exciting benefit for OHSU Knight Cancer Institute and the Livestrong Foundation. Enjoy the party atmosphere, race if you’d like during the 40k timed section or just enjoy the views of Mt. Hood as you pedal past entertainers and cheering spectators toward the finish line feast in Hood River.
Register yourself, a team or sponsor other riders today.