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Black and Gray Giant FCR3 2007

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

Year: 2007
Brand: Giant
Model: FCR3
Color:Black and Gray
Size:Medium
Serial: GR 713 329
Photo: http://img444.imageshack.us/img444/8343/fcr3blacksilver.jpg
Stolen in Portland, OR 97225
Stolen:2012-07-19
Stolen From: The bike was stolen out of the garage in our home. It was hanging on a bike rack along with an identical bike to this but in a larger frame. Cross streets of the home – SW Taylor Street and SW Morrison Street
Neighborhood: Peterkort Woods
Owner: Adam Smith
OwnerEmail: veesmith815@yahoo.com
Description: The bike was in excellent condition. Recently tuned up. A small black pouch was attached to the handle bars. If found please call 319-389-5791.
Police record with: Washington county Sheriff
Police reference#: 12-511036
This registrant has documented proof of ownership of this bike

silver & black Scott Sub 45 2011

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

Year: 2011
Brand: Scott
Model: Sub 45
Color:silver & black
Size:Large
Serial: 7Y0G07756
Stolen in Portland, OR 97214
Stolen:2012-07-31
Stolen From: Construction site at SE 13th and SE Ankeny.
Owner: Blondin West
OwnerEmail: blondinwest@yahoo.com
Reward: $200
Description: Shimano disc brakes. Black fenders with green neon tape. Pedals are combo deck/spd.
Police record with: Portland PD
Police reference#: 1266385
This registrant has documented proof of ownership of this bike

Metro approves $6 million for 1/2 mile of new lane on I-84 freeway

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012
Proposed new lane on I-84 in east Portland.

In a rare bit of love for freeways, on Thursday July 19th, Metro (Portland’s metropolitan planning organization) approved funding for a project that will add capacity to an interstate located within Portland city limits. The $6 million project will extend an auxiliary lane on eastbound Interstate 84 one half mile between the Halsey St. and northbound Interstate 205 exits. Metro says the project is being “fast-tracked by ODOT after it found cost savings around the state.”

It’s interesting to note how Metro councilors — who pride themselves on supporting investments that improve bicycle and transit access — talk about why they supported this project. I’m also covering this because I think it’s important for people to understand how much we spend to alleviate congestion and just what results are expected for this $6 million investment.

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Thoughts on Sunriver, Oregon (home of the best bikeway network in North America)

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012
Kids can pedal without a care in Sunriver.
(Photos © J. Maus/BikePortland)

I just returned from a week in Sunriver, Oregon; a place unknown to many that just so happens to have, hands down, the best bikeway network in North America. Granted, it’s just a small vacation community (nestled in a valley adjacent to the Deschutes River about 15 miles south of Bend); but it boasts a 33 mile bicycle pathway system that connects every part of its 3,300 acres.

Developed as a master-planned community in 1968, Sunriver consists of a resort lodge, golf courses, a “Village Mall” with shops and restaurants, and over 4,000 private homes. But to me, the most impressive attribute of this popular vacation spot is its bike paths. It’s the only place I’ve ever been where the entire network is separated from automobiles. The paths are fully signed and maps are available everywhere (including on kiosks on the paths themselves).

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silver Giant Women’s Cypress DK, Large 2011

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

Year: 2011
Brand: Giant
Model: Women’s Cypress DK, Large
Color:silver
Size:large-18
Serial:C19D7395
Photo: http://www.giant-bicycles.com/en-us/bikes/model/cypress.w/9051/48942/
Stolen in Portland, OR 97218
Stolen:2012-07-29
Stolen From: 4620 NE Ainsworth Street. Bike was locked to basketball hoop by garage on NE 46th Street. We live at NE 46th and NE Ainsworth
Neighborhood: Ainsworth Street Collective
Owner: Jenna Rolle
OwnerEmail: salwils@gmail.com
Reward: $75.00
Description: Excellent condition. Whitish-silver color. Large (18-19") Women’s bike
Police record with: Portland PD Online Report
Police reference#: 12-154676.
This registrant has documented proof of ownership of this bike

Fuji

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

Brand: Fuji
Photo: http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/221/jupiterk.jpg/
Stolen in Beaverton, OR 97005
Stolen:2012-07-27
Stolen From: Beaverton transit center outside the cage by the 78 bus stop between noon and midnight on 7-27-12
Owner: Kari Schuhknecht
OwnerEmail: ponder151@gmail.com
Description: Blue Fuji with disk brakes, thin tires, and bright green caps on the tire pumps.
Police record with: BPD
Police reference#: 122130731
This registrant has documented proof of ownership of this bike

Bicycle traffic detours in place on Broadway Bridge for two weeks

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012
Riders headed westbound cross N Broadway
at Larrabee this morning.
(Photos © J. Maus/BikePortland)

A project by Portland Streetcar Inc. will detour bicycle traffic on the Broadway Bridge. The work to replace the non-slip coating on the sidewalks of the bridge began on Monday and will go through August 13th.

The north sidewalk is closed now and all traffic is being routed onto the south sidewalk. Next week, the project will flip sides and all bike traffic will use the north sidewalk. The Broadway Bridge is a very busy bikeway, and this project means that the relatively narrow path must accomodate people walking and biking in both directions.

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Agenda set for first ever National Women’s Bicycling Summit

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

In the latest sign that 2012 is shaping up as a big year for women on bikes, the League of American Bicyclists is gearing up for the first-ever National Women’s Bicycling Summit. The event (not to be confused with the National Women Cycling Forum held during the National Bike Summit back in March) is being billed as the “Women’s Summit to Tackle Gender Disparity in Bicycling” and it will be held in Long Beach, California on September 13th.

Here in Portland, we’ve taken a leading role in encouraging women to ride. The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) has had a ‘Women on Bikes’ program for many years, many local shops have women’s only wrench nights, we’ve got a healthy women’s racing scene, and many prominent women in the bike advocacy sphere — like Alta Planning and Design President and author Mia Birk and League Board Member and Executive Director of the Community Cycling Center Alison Graves — call Portland home.

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blue/black Trek 4500

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

Brand: Trek
Model: 4500
Color:blue/black
Size:Large
Stolen in Portland, OR 97220
Stolen:2012-07-30
Stolen From: Garage at NE 113th/Knott St
Neighborhood: Parkrose Heights
Owner: Larry Kotan
OwnerEmail: lkotan@yahoo.com
Description: Trek 4500 hardtail mountain bike, blue/black. 26″ tires. Small bag with tube, combination padlock attached to seat tube. Unfortunately, I recently bought this bike so I don’t have the serial number noted or much other identifying features/additions to it.
Police record with: Portland
This registrant does not have proof of ownership of this bike

Copper Giant TranSend

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

Brand: Giant
Model: TranSend
Color:Copper
Size:Large
Stolen in Portland, OR 97220
Stolen:2012-07-30
Stolen From: Garage on NE 113th/Knott St
Neighborhood: Parkrose Heights
Owner: Larry Kotan
OwnerEmail: lkotan@yahoo.com
Reward: $50
Description: Copper colored Giant TranSend commuter bike. Seat is black with copper sides. Rack with old green soft saddle bag. CatEye trip computer, Blaze LED light. Back tire has white wall.
Police record with: Portland
This registrant has documented proof of ownership of this bike