Archive for May, 2012

Man says he was intentionally run down while biking on N. Williams Ave

Thursday, May 31st, 2012

Scott Stephenson says he suffered facial wounds after a woman intentionally ran into him while he biked on N Williams Avenue.(Photo: Scott Stephenson) North Portland resident Scott Stephenson is still shaken up after being involved in a road rage altercation on North Williams Avenue last Saturday. Stephenson, 31, says he and a woman driving a Read More »

CRC labeled as “The Mt. Hood Freeway of this year’s mayoral race”

Thursday, May 31st, 2012

“With the Columbia River Crossing increasingly looking like the Mount Hood Freeway of this year’s mayoral race…”Jack Roberts in The Oregonian The recent spate of bad news for the Columbia River Crossing Project — which was documented in detail on the Blue Oregon blog last week — reached new heights today. In a guest column Read More »

Press Release: Portland joins five other cities in national project for protected bikeways

Thursday, May 31st, 2012

See the press release below from Bikes Belong as a follow-up to the story we posted yesterday (emphasis mine): PORTLAND JOINS FIVE OTHER CITIES IN NATIONAL PROJECT FOR PROTECTED BIKEWAYS Federal Highway Administrator Victor Mendez, Portland Bureau of Transportation Director and Bikes Belong Foundation Announce Plans for Safer, Stress-Free Bicycling in America PORTLAND, OREGON (May Read More »

Nutcase, Bern helmets receive “poor” impact rating from Consumer Reports

Thursday, May 31st, 2012

These models from Nutcase (L) and Bern (R) were rated “poor” by Consumer Reports. Two helmets that are very popular on the streets of Portland have been given low scores — including a “poor” rating in impact absorption — in a recent test published by Consumer Reports.

Gray Rocky Mountain Metropolis 2009

Thursday, May 31st, 2012

Year: 2009Brand: Rocky MountainModel: MetropolisColor:GraySize:18 inchesSerial: SPRE0839062Stolen in Portland, OR 97211Stolen:2012-05-17Stolen From: Residential garage NE Ainsworth and 15th AveOwner: Allan WhitingOwnerEmail: allanwhiting@gmail.comDescription: Relatively new urban commuter bike with night lights and fendersPolice record with: Portland PDThis registrant has documented proof of ownership of this bike

Documentary makers need subjects for Naked Bike Ride film

Thursday, May 31st, 2012

Documentary will take closer look at Naked Bike Ride.(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland) A local non-profit is looking for a few good subjects who aren’t bashful about participating in Portland’s annual Naked Bike Ride. Portland-based NW Documentary teaches classes on documentary filmmaking (including one on how to film by bike) and they also boast a respectable Read More »

blue Dahon Speed D7

Thursday, May 31st, 2012

Brand: DahonModel: Speed D7Color:blueSize:folderSerial:D010T04242Photo: /home/sbr/public_html/temp/14462.jpgStolen in Portland, OR 97212Stolen:2012-05-31Stolen From: Stolen from inside our car at the corner of Northeast 14th and Failing St.Neighborhood: SabinOwner: Jay ShusterOwnerEmail: lizjay@aracnet.comDescription: Blue Dahon Speed D7 folding bike. May have a bar mounted analog clock on it, silver water bottle cage broken at the weld but functional. Otherwise stock Read More »

Readers expose a bike touring con man named “Ian”

Thursday, May 31st, 2012

A photo of “Ian” on the Oregon Coast taken by Barb Wade on May 16th. Since our post yesterday about the generosity of strangers toward a man who claimed he was down on his luck, we have come to realize that “Ian” is a prolific con-man. We have received numerous comments and emails from people Read More »

Burnt Orange Schwinn World Tourist early 80’s

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

Year: early 80’sBrand: SchwinnModel: World TouristColor:Burnt OrangeSize:23″Stolen in Portland, OR 97211Stolen:2012-05-29Stolen From: liberty and 17th.Neighborhood: woodlawnOwner: David HendricksonOwnerEmail: percolatingreceptacles@gmail.comReward: 25 bucksDescription: 23″ frame. freewheel in the front sprocket. 10 speed. upright handlebars. leather seat. attached mechanic’s pouch. foldout right side basket in back.Police record with: Portland PDThis registrant does not have proof of ownership of Read More »

PBOT director off to Chicago for “Green Lane Project” launch

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

PBOT Director Tom Miller will join Federal Highway Administrator Victor Mendez and peers from six other cities at the launch of the Green Lane Project in Chicago tomorrow. As we shared last month, the Green Lane Project is an initiative backed by the Bikes Belong Foundation that seeks to hasten the development of protected bike Read More »

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