Author profile: Marcus Griffith (Contributor)
Here are the other 20 articles by Marcus Griffith (Contributor):
- Clark County bike/walk plan earns national award for fighting obesity (December 5, 2011)
Cover of the plan.
While Vancouver isn’t the same cycling utopia as Portland; bit by bit, the area is striving to embrace two-wheeled transportation. Those efforts just got a head nod from the Active Living Research (ALR), an organization that promotes walking and biking as means to fight childhood obesity.
In a press release, Clark County Public [...]
- Woman hit, killed by bus while walking across street in downtown Vancouver (December 2, 2011)
Photo from the scene.(Photo: Marcus Griffith)
An "elderly woman" was struck and killed by a C-TRAN bus today while walking across the street in downtown Vancouver. The collision occurred a few blocks from the bike route across the I-5 Bridge, according to witnesses.
The Route 4 bus was in the process of turning left from 8th Street [...]
- Portland "Bicyclist with a capital B" leads Vancouver Bike Club (November 29, 2011)
Maria Schur(Self portrait)
In many ways, Portland resident Maria Schur epitomizes the die-hard Portland bike lover. She averages 120 miles a week in the saddle, commutes by bike to her job at BikeTiresDirect, spent two years as a bike messenger in San Francisco, participated in the first ever Critical Mass ride in 1992, operates a bike-centric [...]
- Alta project will promote biking, walking in downtown Vancouver (November 23, 2011)
Vancouver hopes to see more of this downtown.(Photo © J. Maus)
The City of Vancouver has awarded a $70,000 contract to Alta Planning and Design to promote biking, walking, ride-sharing and transit into downtown Vancouver. The project is set to officially roll out in January.
According to Vancouver Senior Planner Jennifer Campos, the purpose of the [...]
- In Vancouver, Mia Birk rallies members of local bike club (November 14, 2011)
Mia Birk(Photo © J. Maus)
Author and CEO Mia Birk presented her book, Joy Ride, to the Vancouver Bicycle Club (VBC) on Wednesday at the new downtown Vancouver library.
Introduced by Portland’s own Joe “Metal Cowboy” Kurmaskie, Birk informed the crowd of about 60 VBC members that Portland’s famous bicycling atmosphere didn't happen overnight.
- Vancouver gets its first artistic bike rack (November 10, 2011)
Vancouver's first ever art racks.(Photos: Marcus Griffith)
In the latest act of Portland's bike love spreading to Vancouver, a Portland resident is opening Clark County’s first fully dedicated climbing center in downtown Vancouver, complete with Vancouver’s first artistic bicycle rack (a.k.a. "art racks").
The Source is co-owned by Portland resident Hanz Kroesen and former Portland resident [...]
- When it comes to helmet laws, language matters (October 24, 2011)
Mandatory helmet laws say the little guy should wear one.(Photos © J. Maus)
After reading about the helmet survey launched by the Bicycle Transportation Alliance last week, I wanted to share a cautionary tale about helmet laws. I live in Vancouver, Washington where we've been living with a mandatory, all-ages helmet law since 2008.
If you're [...]
- Vancouver job fair turns I-5 bridge access into a parking lot (September 29, 2011)
As if the I-5 Bridge needed any more safety issues, yesterday’s job fair hosted by Washington Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler at the Red Lion Hotel turned the biking and walking bridge crossing route into a parking lot...
View of biking and walking path to I-5 bridge.(Photo: Marcus Griffith)
- Another unauthorized road sign; this time in Vancouver (September 19, 2011)
This sign was posted on NW Lower River Road in Vancouver. It has since been removed.(Photos: Marcus Griffith)
For the third time this month, an unauthorized road sign has been discovered in the greater Portland metro area; and the trend has now hopped across the Columbia River into Vancouver.
- New bike advocacy group for Clark County nears non-profit status (June 10, 2011)
Clark County Cycling Coalition founder Eric Giacchino.(Photo: Marcus Griffith)
The greater Portland metropolitan area is one step closer to having another regional non-profit bike education and advocacy organization.
The necessary paperwork to receive official non-profit status for the Clark County Cycling Coalition (C-4), southwest Washington’s newest bike organization, is complete and ready to be mailed, according to [...]