Archive for April, 2011

Tan (red under) Raleigh Super Course Mark II 70s

Friday, April 29th, 2011

Year: 70s
Brand: Raleigh
Model: Super Course Mark II
Color:Tan (red under)
Photo: http://img860.imageshack.us/i/bikex.jpg/
Stolen in Portland, OR 97232
Stolen From: Rose and Thistle Pub, NE Broadway and NE 23rd.
Neighborhood: Lloyd/Irvington
Owner: Samantha Taylor
OwnerEmail: samtaylor81@gmail.com
Description: Originally red but was painted tan years ago and the paint is chipping, badge is still clean. 10 speed Huret derrailleur, shimano bar end shifters, white bar tape, blue squeeze horn, two front light mounts, 3 rear lights attached, broken in Brooks saddle, metal rear rack, silver fenders, newer aluminum wheels and newer tires.
Police record with: Portland PD
Police reference#: 11-152101
This registrant does not have proof of ownership of this bike

Activist group to track bike/streetcar track crashes

Friday, April 29th, 2011

According to a 2008 report by Alta Planning, bike crashes on streetcar tracks are a “major and underreported problem for Portland-area bicyclists.” Even so, the issue struggles to gain official attention because the vast majority of crashes do not get reported.

Portland-based, grassroots transportation advocacy group Active Right of Way (AROW) hopes to change that with their new, online Streetcar Crash Reporting form.


To save money (again), Police seek volunteers for Grand Floral Parade

Friday, April 29th, 2011
Mayor's entry into Grand Floral Parade-1-2
Bikes in the Grand Floral Parade in 2009.
(Photo © J. Maus)

The Portland Police Bureau is once again turning to the community to help them save money and work the crowds at the upcoming Grand Floral Parade. Lieutenant John Brooks says he hopes for a repeat of last year’s parade when 40 bike-riding Portlanders teamed up with police officers to staff the event.

Lt. Brooks tells us that not only did last year’s event turn out to be, “A very positive experience for both the Police Bureau and the citizens who participated,” — it also saved the bureau $69,000.


Purple/Blue/White Gary Fisher TYro 2007

Thursday, April 28th, 2011

Year: 2007
Brand: Gary Fisher
Model: TYro
Stolen in Portland, OR 97213
Stolen From: Driveway on NE 46th Ave between Stanton & Alameda Avenues.
Owner: Karen Lefere
OwnerEmail: leferkar@gmail.com
Description: Gary Fisher Tyro model, 24″ wheels, great condition.
Police record with: Portland PD
Police reference#: T11002957
This registrant has documented proof of ownership of this bike

ODOT adds more shuttles for Oregon City Bridge closure

Thursday, April 28th, 2011

The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) announced today that, starting Monday (5/2) they will increase the frequency of shuttle bus service around the closed Arch Bridge between Oregon City and West Linn.

The more frequent service comes as a response to high demand and the coming summer season, says ODOT spokeswoman Susan Hanson. “Ridership has been growing since January and we felt with the good weather, we’re likely to see even more ridership.”


Police arrest hacksaw-wielding bike thief

Thursday, April 28th, 2011
Bart Simon Paul
(Photo: Mult. Co. Sheriff)

The Portland Police have arrested a man who turned out to be the same person who was caught on camera last week attempting to saw through a u-lock in broad daylight.

38-year old Bart Simon Paul (booking photo at right) was arrested Sunday (4/24) just before midnight on an unrelated charge. He was charged with Possession of Methamphetamines (Class C Felony) and had an outstanding warrant for Theft in the Third Degree (Class C Misdemeanor). He was released a day later on his own recognizance.


Historic building puts bike parking in former bank vault

Thursday, April 28th, 2011
Bike parking in Spalding Building-4-3
Bike vault.
-More photos below-
(Photos © J. Maus)

The historic Spalding Building in downtown Portland has what might be the coolest indoor bike parking in the city. Tenants of the 12-floor office building get to roll their commute vehicles into what used to be a bank vault that’s capped by an immense 16,000 pound door. Check it out…


Event: Bike and Photo Show (5/5/11)

Thursday, April 28th, 2011

Event Name: Bike and Photo Show
Event Start Date: 5 May 2011
Start Time: 5:00:00 PM
Web Site: http://www.hetfairwheelpodium.com/
Event Description: A bicycle and photography exhibit at Het Fairwheel Podium. A wide range of handcrafted bikes are accompanied by cycling images from Oregon photographers.

Het Fairwheel Podium: 600 NW Naito Pkwy Suite E. May 5, 5:00PM-10:00PM.

City gets push-back on 12th Ave bike access improvement plans

Thursday, April 28th, 2011
The City is trying to convince central eastside business interests that improving bike access on the NE 12th Avenue overpass won’t negatively impact freight truck access.
(Photo © J. Maus)


$224,000 for Sullivan’s Gulch plan now in City coffers

Thursday, April 28th, 2011

If you’re a fan of the Sullivan’s Gulch Mobility Corridor (a.k.a. the Sullivan’s Gulch Trail), than any news from the City of Portland is worth getting excited about (the project has been talked about since 1996!). When complete, the project will result in a five mile non-motorized transportation corridor connecting the Eastbank Esplanade to Rocky Butte and the Gateway District in East Portland.