Archive for March, 2011

Salem Watch: Car-sharing bill passes House committee 7-1

Thursday, March 10th, 2011

The bill would open up the Oregon market for personal car sharingservices like Getaround. HB 3149, a bill that would make it easier for personal car-sharing programs to start in Oregon, passed the House Transportation and Economic Development Committee by a vote of 7-1 yesterday. As we shared last fall, “peer-to-peer” car-sharing is a growing Read More »

Sadik-Khan at National Bike Summit: The movement is “unstoppable”

Thursday, March 10th, 2011

[Publisher’s note: The report below was written by Carolyn Szczepanski, communications coordinator at the Alliance for Biking and Walking. It was published on their blog this morning and we’ve re-posted it below with Ms. Szczepanski’s permission. The story has been edited for brevity. — JM] NYC DOT Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan and Congressman Earl Blumenauer at Read More »

Business group to examine impact of ‘Portlandia Effect’

Thursday, March 10th, 2011

Funny, yes; but is it good or bad for business?(Photo: IFC) Bicycling and the culture that has sprung up around it in Portland is a major part of our city’s brand. People move here because of our bike-friendly reputation — whether they’re drawn to mundane things like our great bike parking and bikeway network or Read More »

City’s new tax district would help pay for bike projects

Thursday, March 10th, 2011

Detail of map showing projects that would be funded by new tax district.– PDF of larger map – Next month, the City of Portland Bureau of Transportation hopes to bring a plan to City Council that would create a new “Transportation System Development Charge (TSDC) Overlay District.” TSDCs are taxes levied on real estate developers Read More »

Blue/Black LeMond Tourmalet 2005

Thursday, March 10th, 2011

Year: 2005Brand: LeMondModel: TourmaletColor:Blue/BlackSize:58″Photo: http://www.bicycle7.com/bike-part/LEMOND-TOURMALET-BIKE-05_B7_97.htmlStolen in Portland, OR 97240Stolen:2011-03-9Stolen From: Pacific Building, 815 SW 6th Ave, downtown in between yamhill and taylorNeighborhood: DowntownOwner: Charles TuggleOwnerEmail: tuggle.charles@gmail.comReward: YESDescription: Blue Black color scheme. All stock except for tan bar tape, black rear fender, and crank brothers pedalsPolice record with: Portland PDPolice reference#: 11-151231This registrant does not have Read More »

Oregon advocates sing praises of cycling on Capitol Hill today

Thursday, March 10th, 2011

Oregonians Robert Ping (L), Gerik Kransky, Jerry Norquist and Veronica Rinard during Capitol Hill lobbying day at the National Bike Summit last year.(Photo © J. Maus)

Epic Wheel Works will change name due to potential trademark conflict with Specialized

Thursday, March 10th, 2011

Jude Kirstein in her shop.(Photos © Russ Roca) Portlander Jude Kirstein, who has spent two years making Epic Wheel Works a successful wheel building business, has decided to change the name of her company after finding out that Specialized Bicycle Components would enforce its trademark rights based on their use of the “Epic” brand. Kirstein Read More »

City unveils potential next phase of neighborhood greenway projects

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

PBOT’s Greg Raisman shared a list of new neighborhood greenway projects last night.(Photo © J. Maus) The City of Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) released a new list of potential neighborhood greenways last night. The list of projects represents the third phase of implementation in PBOT’s ongoing effort to create a complete network of low-stress, Read More »

Support Portland bike polo during Cascadian Qualifiers tourney

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

Portland’s bike polo players and advocates have been selected to host a qualifying tournament for the Cascadia region. Bike polo teams from across the Pacific Northwest will come to Portland May 21-22 for the event. To help with event costs, Portland Bike Polo is selling banner space on billboards that will be placed around their Read More »

Salem Watch: Residential speed limit bill passes House 45-14

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

HB 3150, a bill that would give every city in Oregon the authority to reduce speed limits on “neighborhood greenways” to 20 mph, just passed the Oregon House by a vote of 45-14. The bill came out of committee last week with a few no votes from lawmakers who said they were concerned about the Read More »

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