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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)

Editorial: Activism for safer streets underscores larger transportation debate

Posted on February 8th, 2013 at 10:20 am.

“Demands for new biking, walking, transit, and other system improvements are common, but do you ever see activists clamoring for paving and street maintenance?” Twice this week citizens of Portland have taken action to raise awareness about unsafe streets. Benjamin Kerensa emailed us a video (watch it below) he put together of the crosswalk at Read More »

Dispatch from SE Foster Road

Posted on January 24th, 2013 at 4:43 pm.

Seeing SE Foster for myself — from the safety of the sidewalk.(Photos © J. Maus/BikePortland) Over the long weekend I was summoned by the sun (and the need to break in a new bike) to do an exploratory ride. I hadn’t rambled down the Springwater beyond Sellwood for ages so I thought I’d go do Read More »

Editorial: Portland’s golden opportunity to invest in downtown bike access

Posted on January 15th, 2013 at 2:37 pm.

This is what bicycling is like in much of downtown Portland.(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland) The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) is prepping a $10.2 million list of active transportation projects they hope to get funded through a federal grant. According to sources at PBOT, conversations have already begun to focus all that money on a Read More »

How bikes are becoming more like cars

Posted on December 5th, 2012 at 4:31 pm.

A sound system, plenty of storage space,high-powered lights… Who needs a truck?!(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland) It occurred to me today that, when it comes to accessories and their presence on the road, bikes are slowly but surely becoming more and more like cars. Consider this: Not only are more and more cities dedicated increased roadway Read More »

Talk in Portland, action in Chicago

Posted on December 4th, 2012 at 1:58 pm.

New bike lanes on Dearborn; just in time for holiday shopping.(Photo: Green Lane Project) Like New York before them, Chicago has just taken a major step forward in becoming a city where biking is given equal respect to driving. Advocates are buzzing today as the Chicago Department of Transportation has striped a new, two-way bikeway Read More »

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