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Talk of a disastrous earthquake got you down? Just keep on biking

Posted on July 22nd, 2015 at 3:57 pm.

Bicycles make community, a product that will be in high demand after The Big One hits.

Opinion: Just 5 hours of Sunday Parkways is not enough

Posted on June 22nd, 2015 at 12:09 pm.

It’s time to for us to step up Sunday Parkways.

Enough is enough: Another death must spur real action

Posted on June 15th, 2015 at 11:17 am.

Enough is enough.

What next? My suggestions for actions City Hall should take on bike safety

Posted on June 9th, 2015 at 2:57 pm.

Your move guys.(Photos J. Maus/BikePortland) It’s been one week since an “urgent” street safety meeting was called by Portland Mayor Charlie Hales and Commissioner Steve Novick. City PR staff insisted the meeting was “multimodal” but it happened only because a scary spate of collisions involving people on bicycles was dominating the news cycle and social Read More »

My opinion: Protests, politics, and progress?

Posted on June 2nd, 2015 at 2:22 pm.

May was a tumultuous month for Portlanders who care about safe streets. There have been tragic losses, protests, calls for reform and the early signs of progress. For me (and I’m sure others) it was a bit of a déjà vu. My mind keeps going back to that sad October of 2007 when we suffered Read More »

Ferguson, equity, and active transportation

Posted on November 26th, 2014 at 11:50 am.

The League helps us think about the intersection between Ferguson, equity, and active transportation.

Holman Lane makes key connection through Forest Park, but only in one direction

Posted on December 18th, 2013 at 2:33 pm.

Holman Lane in Forest Park could be an excellent connection between downtown/northwest Portland and the west side — but unfortunately it’s only open to bikes in the uphill direction.

Editorial: So much carnage on our streets, yet so little response

Posted on June 19th, 2013 at 11:22 am.

Mike Cooley is still in the hospital with serious injuries after a man hit him from behind while he rode on N. Interstate Ave on Saturday night. Road carnage in America has reached epidemic proportions. Consider the barrage of news I’ve encountered in the past 24 hours… — The Portland Police released photos and offered Read More »

East Portland fatality puts heat on City’s paving priority – UPDATED

Posted on March 1st, 2013 at 9:55 am.

Streetview of where a girl was struck and killed last night by someone driving a car as she tried to cross the street. Mayor Hales and his interim PBOT Director Toby Widmer are on the hot seat this morning for their decision to make paving a higher priority than safety. The City’s budget plan to Read More »

The case for a better bikeway on Broadway in three pictures

Posted on February 27th, 2013 at 10:10 am.

Bike traffic yesterday morning on SW Broadway at Oak. (Now imagine what it would be like this summer.)(Photo: Peter Koonce)

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