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Brown Felt Cross Bike 2010

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

Year: 2010
Brand: Felt
Model: Cross Bike
Color:Brown
Size:51
Stolen in Portland, OR 97215
Stolen:2011-05-31
Stolen From: Home burglary (bike was in basement)
Neighborhood: MT Tabor
Owner: Jody Lando
OwnerEmail: jody.lando@gmail.com
Reward: yes
Description: Brown w/ red and white accents. White saddle, rear racks, fenders ft&rr, spd pedals. bought at Velo Cyclery on Hawthorne
Police record with: Portland
Police reference#: 1144661
This registrant has documented proof of ownership of this bike

High Water on the Willamette: Photos, updates on bikeway impacts

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011
Several portions of the the Willamette Greenway Trail on the west side of the river are under water.
(Photos © J. Maus unless noted otherwise)

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Root Beer (BRN) Trek Portland 2009

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

Year: 2009
Brand: Trek
Model: Portland
Color:Root Beer (BRN)
Size:52
Serial: WTU216520399E
Stolen in Portland, OR 97239
Stolen:2011-05-31
Stolen From: SW 11th and Jefferson, across the street from Outside In, between 2:30pm and 3pm, Tuesday 5/31
Neighborhood: Southwest Portland, downtown
Owner: Rachel Shipsey
OwnerEmail: sarcodes@hotmail.com
Description: Has (had) a rack over the rear tire and the rear light bracket was electrical taped on sideways to accommodate a saddle bag behind the seat
Police record with: Portland PD
Police reference#: 11-44684
This registrant has documented proof of ownership of this bike

Black Globe/Specialized Roll 1 2010

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

Year: 2010
Brand: Globe/Specialized
Model: Roll 1
Color:Black
Size:Medium
Serial: WSBD607003840F
Stolen in Portland, OR 97203
Stolen:2011-05-30
Stolen From: Garage
Neighborhood: Portsmouth/North Portland
Owner: Kevin Dougherty
OwnerEmail: kevin.james.dougherty@gmail.com
Reward: 200
Description: Black single speed/fixed gear specialized. Black plastic rear fender.
Police record with: North Portland Precinct
Police reference#: 11-44667
This registrant has documented proof of ownership of this bike

Silver Mercier 2003?

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

Year: 2003?
Brand: Mercier
Color:Silver
Size:53
Stolen in Portland, OR 97215
Stolen:2011-05-31
Stolen From: 6607 SE Scott drive
Portland or 97215
Neighborhood: Mt tabor
Owner: Pat Lando
OwnerEmail: lando.pat@gmail.com
Reward: Yes
Description: Bikesdirect.com bike full shimano ultgera set up.
Police record with: Yes
Police reference#: 1144661
This registrant has documented proof of ownership of this bike

Flat Black Specialized Hardrock Sport 2008

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

Year: 2008
Brand: Specialized
Model: Hardrock Sport
Color:Flat Black
Size:21″
Serial: P7DAD3989
Stolen in Salem, OR 97301
Stolen:2011-05-30
Stolen From: This bike was stolen from 25th and Lee Street in Salem Oregon, while I was cleaning out my storage unit and was inside the storage unit at my apartments. I saw the kid riding off on it, and think he is about 18 years old.
Neighborhood: Sheldon Village Apartments on 25th & Lee
Owner: Kamron Saar
OwnerEmail: kamsaar@live.com
Reward: 100
Description: This 21″ Mountain Bike is in Flat Black, with stock parts, nothing added.
Police record with: City of Salem
Police reference#: 11-19573
This registrant has documented proof of ownership of this bike

Economist estimates CRC project would spend $60 million on parking garages

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011
One of three park-and-rides being proposed by the CRC project. Image taken from a presentation on the facilities which you can download here.

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Salem Watch: ‘Distracted pedestrians’ and crosswalk safety bill under fire – Updated

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

“I gotta’ tell you, not only do we have impatient drivers, we have distracted pedestrians…. Up in Portland, there’s people up that just step right out saying, ‘I gotta’ right to step out in front of your truck.'”
— Rep. Michael Schaufler

Senate Bill 424, which would clarify and strengthen Oregon’s crosswalk law, is under fire in Salem as lawmakers in the House Judiciary Committee threaten to strip the safety provisions from it entirely.

Willamette Pedestrian Coalition executive director Steph Routh says some members of the committee have made it clear that instead of passing the bill with the new crosswalk safety language, they’d like to cut those provisions and leave only a firefighter fundraising provision that was added to the bill after it was introduced (that provision has to do with the annual “Fill the boot” fundraiser where firefighters stand on the side of the road and ask for donations).

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Guest Article: Karl Moritz tells his story; from crash to recovery

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

Publisher’s note: Back in July 2010, southeast Portland resident Karl Moritz suffered a harrowing crash while riding through Ladd’s Addition. It remains unclear what happened in the seconds before Karl collided head-on with a car traveling in the opposition direction; but what is clear is that the crash changed his life forever. Karl sustained many severe injuries and was in a coma for three weeks.

Many people have written to us wondering what happened to Karl. We’ve kept in touch with his wife Staci, who tells us that his recovery is, “coming along well.” “The support we felt from the biking community last summer was truly amazing,” she wrote via email a few days ago. Staci also wanted to share Karl’s story, written by Karl himself. “Writing the update for your blog was important to his recovery, emotionally and psychologically,” Staci wrote us, “He worked really hard on it.”

Read Karl’s story below…

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High water on Willamette creates safety hazard on Esplanade – Updated

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

*Portland Parks & Recreation has decided to temporarily close the section of the Esplanade near the ramps and floating docks. Scroll to end of story for the latest.*

Reader photo shows current angle of ramp.

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