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Good excuse to try biking: TriMet’s week-long MAX detour next month

Monday, July 28th, 2014

It’s likely to be one of the hottest weeks of the year, but Aug. 11-15 is looking like a good time for east-side MAX riders to test alternatives.

If you could change one thing about Sunday Parkways, what would it be?

Monday, July 28th, 2014

We asked folks out on the course what one thing they’d change about Sunday Parkways. Most people had a hard time thinking up anything at all!

Dispatch from Paris: ‘La Course by Le Tour’ was much more than just a race

Monday, July 28th, 2014

Women figured prominently at a bike race in Paris on Sunday — and we’re not talking token “podium girls.”

The Monday Roundup: Credit for swerving, a ‘Happy’ dance and more

Monday, July 28th, 2014

The aftermath of a fatal high-speed chase.(Photo: Graham T. Beck via Streetsblog) Here are the bike links from around the world that caught our eyes this week: A for effort: New York’s top court found that a car thief who “fatally struck a Brooklyn pedestrian during a high-speed NYPD chase” isn’t guilty of murder because Read More »

Five cities reveal ‘Ultimate urban utility’ bikes: How does Portland’s entry compare?

Monday, July 28th, 2014

The “Solid” bike drew a crowd at the big reveal party Friday night.(Photos by J Maus/BikePortland) What happens when top design firms are paired with expert bike makers and told to create the “ultimate urban utility bike”? Thanks to the Oregon Manifest Bike Design Project we now know the answer to that question.

Comment of the week: How paying for on-street bike parking could be awesome

Saturday, July 26th, 2014

A vision for paid on-street bike parking that almost won me over.

City’s Comp Plan makes it clear: Portland is mostly finished adding auto capacity

Friday, July 25th, 2014

In case you weren’t sure whether Portland is truly unusual as mid-sized U.S. cities go, the comprehensive plan map released this week ought to make it clear.

Go boldly into the bike/tech frontier at Oregon Manifest unveiling tonight

Friday, July 25th, 2014

The culmination of an eight-month collaboration between Ti Cycles and Portland design firm Industry will be unveiled tonight as part of the Oregon Manifest Bike Design Project competition. (Photos: Industry) Portlanders will have an opportunity to dwell on the frontier of bicycle design and technology tonight at the Reveal Party for the Oregon Manifest Bike Read More »

Friday news bits: Promotion, police, parking, and… eggs benedict?!

Friday, July 25th, 2014

One convenient post to get you caught up on all sorts of noteworthy bike news.

Should central-city apartment buildings charge extra for bike parking?

Friday, July 25th, 2014

The new landlord of an inner North Portland apartment building is putting the question to the test.

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