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- Face-to-face with Portland's dream, seven years later (May 24, 2013)
Portland on the left, Copenhagen on the right.(Images © J. Maus/BikePortland and the City of Copenhagen)
Tomorrow at this time I'll be on a plane flying to Copenhagen. Today I punched "Copenhagen" into a search of all my Front Page stories and the earliest instance I found was over seven years ago. It was a post [...]
- Job: Marketing Assistant - Velotech (May 24, 2013)
Velotech, owner of BikeTiresDirect.com, Cyclocross.com and the Western Bikeworks store and web site, is seeking qualified applicants to join our team as an assistant to the Director of Marketing.
Responsibilities include creation and management of sales and promotions; creation of print and web content including graphics and promotional copy; review and management [...]
- 1967 National Road Championships were 'Portland's Finest Hour' (May 24, 2013)
Cover of October 1967 American Cycling magazineshows the nation's top racers at Alpenrose Velodrome.(Photos by Peter Hoffman)
While many people think of only bike commuters and naked rides when the topic of cycling in Portland comes up, our city also has a proud tradition when it comes to racing. We shared a glimpse of that legacy [...]
- Mayor Hales in Union Pacific/Cement Road access talks: "Going very well" (May 24, 2013)
The Cement Road with Fremont Bridge in the background..(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland)
There's a renewed effort afoot that could result in something most observers thought would never happen: legal public access to the "Cement Road" that runs through Union Pacific's Albina Yards along the Willamette River between Swan Island and the Fremont Bridge.
Union Pacific Railroad owns [...]
- NP Greenway part of $15 million TIGER grant request (May 24, 2013)
The Port of Portland is taking the lead on a US DOT TIGER grant request that would fund the first two sections (shaded in red) of the North Portland Greenway.
- I-5 bridge (not that one) collapses, spin begins (May 24, 2013)
Cover of today's Seattle Times.
In case you haven't heard, a bridge on Interstate 5 north of Seattle collapsed and toppled into the Skagit River last night. Two cars fell into the river but amazingly no one was seriously hurt. Reports say it was caused when a large semi truck hit a steel beam truss which [...]
- Jobs of the Week (May 24, 2013)
Two great bike-related job opportunities were posted to our Job Listings posted this past week. Check them out via the links below...
Rides Director- Cascade Bicycle Club
Bike mechanic - Clever Cycles
- The latest on PBOT's $6 million downtown transportation plan (May 23, 2013)
PBOT wants to make downtown streets easier and safer to use.(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland)
The details of the Portland Bureau of Transportation's plans to invest in downtown bicycle access are getting clearer. As we shared back in February, PBOT has applied for $6 million in regional flexible funding (administered by Metro) in order to improve the [...]
- Job: Rides Director - Cascade Bicycle Club (May 23, 2013)
Cascade Bicycle Club
In partnership with Cascade’s volunteer rides committee, the rides director oversees, manages and promotes Cascade Bicycle Club’s rides program, including daily rides, tours, training series, and other rides. This position provides leadership and management to the rides program to meet its expansion and diversification objectives and to support the strategic [...]
- Choosing a new PBOT Director (May 23, 2013)
(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland)
As I type this, the City of Portland is going through the final stages of selecting a new director of the transportation bureau. This morning at City Hall, myself and over a dozen other citizen stakeholders got to "meet and greet" the final three candidates being considered for the job.
Our involvement in [...]