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Romping in the Comp Plan: A Wonk Night recap

Posted on October 16th, 2014 at 4:39 pm.

(Photos by J. Maus/BikePortland) Portland’s proclivity for planning and process can make activism on certain topics daunting. The city’s Comprehensive Plan is one such topic: it’s as large and complicated as it is important. So, when our friends at Lancaster Engineering and Bike Walk Vote wanted to make it the theme of a Wonk Night, Read More »

How Travel Oregon has responded to spate of bicycle collisions

Posted on October 16th, 2014 at 9:43 am.

“Travel Oregon is deeply saddened by the recent bicycle tragedies on Oregon roads, and they have served to elevate our attention and concern.” While Oregon’s highways are under the official jurisdiction of the Department of Transportation, they’ve also become a key asset in our state’s burgeoning bicycle-based tourism economy — and that means the Oregon Read More »

Governor appoints OBRA Director Kenji Sugahara to Tourism Commission

Posted on October 2nd, 2014 at 1:35 pm.

Sugahara spoke out during a community forum on safety issues on Skyline Blvd in 2011.(Photo by J. Maus/BikePortland) Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber has appointed Kenji Sugahara to a seat on the Oregon Tourism Commission. The nine-member commission, better known by its business name of Travel Oregon, manages the state’s $9.6 billion tourism industry. Sugahara, 41, Read More »

ODOT ‘listening session’ aids quest to modernize bike/walk plan

Posted on September 25th, 2014 at 11:07 am.

ODOT heard from experts about how they should tackle biking and walking policy.(Photos by J. Maus/BikePortland) The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) hosted a “listening session” at their Portland regional headquarters yesterday. It was the fifth of five such meetings they’re using to gather insights and learn key issues they should address in a major Read More »

Guest article: Take a kid mountain biking and help grow the ‘Dirt Roots Movement’

Posted on September 24th, 2014 at 10:57 am.

Andy Jansky practicing what he preaches on a ride at Mt. Saint Helens with his two teenage daughters.(Photo courtesy Andy Jansky) This article was written by Andy Jansky, a volunteer trail steward with the Northwest Trail Alliance. It’s time to start a new cycling movement. I call it the “Dirt Roots Movement” and it’s all Read More »

BTA staff heads to the bridges to boost ‘Bike Commute Challenge’

Posted on September 18th, 2014 at 9:38 am.

The Bike Commute Challenge is in its final few weeks, and the BTA is headed out to the bridges to remind you about it.

Meeting could spark formation of a “more assertive advocacy group” in Portland

Posted on August 20th, 2014 at 12:03 pm.

Wanting to establish a “more assertive advocacy group,” Alex Reed has called for a community meeting.

Bike Clark County looking for new location

Posted on April 29th, 2014 at 4:49 pm.

A non-profit community bike program in Vancouver is looking for a new home.

Alison Graves picked as new executive director of Cycle Oregon

Posted on February 11th, 2014 at 10:49 am.

Big news from Cycle Oregon: They’ve hired the former executive director of the Community Cycling Center to lead them into a new era.

BTA up for national ‘Bicycling Magazine People’s Choice’ advocacy award

Posted on January 30th, 2014 at 9:57 am.

The BTA’s push to make bicycling and walking projects eligible for an Oregon State Lottery-backed funding program has garnered them national recognition.

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