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DeFazio leads trio requesting GAO investigation into bike/walk safety

Posted on December 18th, 2014 at 11:08 am.

Oregon Congressman Peter DeFazio is taking his fight for bicycle safety to the United States Government Accountability Office.

Tonight: BTA hosts first-ever Bike Advocacy Clinic

Posted on December 17th, 2014 at 1:58 pm.

Learn the advocacy ropes. For free! Tonight thanks to the BTA.

Guerrilla traffic diverters installed – then removed – on SE Clinton

Posted on December 17th, 2014 at 10:31 am.

“It’s important for us to take over these spaces… because the city isn’t willing to do it.”

Guest Article: Four things BikeLoudPDX has learned in their campaign for SE Clinton

Posted on December 15th, 2014 at 1:42 pm.

This has been a wild ride already, and we’re only just beginning our campaign in earnest. Here’s what we’ve learned.

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.

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