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The Oregonian's unfortunate letters about Hawthorne bike counter - UPDATED

Posted on March 20th, 2013 at 12:25 pm.

Public opinion not based on facts.

The Oregonian published two letters in today's paper that allow a falsehood to go unchecked and that further perpetuate the incorrect notion harbored by many readers of that publication that bike-related spending by the City of Portland is both bad policy and out of control (neither of which are true [...]

Giant remakes GM ad and other reactions to the story

Posted on October 13th, 2011 at 12:09 pm.

Detail of Giant Bicycles response to GM ad.-See it below-

It's been two days since we first shared the "Stop pedaling... Start driving." General Motors ad and the story — and the ad itself — is still getting a lot of attention. GM themselves has responded by saying they'll pull the ad out of rotation, several [...]

National attention for cargo bikes, Portland in Bicycling Magazine

Posted on September 15th, 2011 at 9:36 am.

Nice to see in a magazine where cool is usually defined by racing bikes.

The October issue of Bicycling Magazine includes a big feature article on the cargo bike revolution that's sweeping the country.
Portland, with our flourishing cargo bike scene, figures prominently into the article. There's copy and photos devoted to a local bike move and [...]

"Bike Race": OPB show will tackle Williams project

Posted on July 20th, 2011 at 12:48 pm.

OPB.org screenshot

The popular Oregon Public Broadcasting radio show, Think Out Loud, will tackle PBOT's North Williams Traffic Safety Project tomorrow.
Here's how OPB sets up tomorrow's one-hour discussion:
"North Williams Avenue in Portland has become a controversial street in the last few months. Currently, on the one way street, there are two lanes for cars plus [...]

The Oregonian strikes again: And it's not just about the numbers

Posted on May 17th, 2011 at 4:33 pm.

Last night, The Oregonian's commuting reporter and columnist Joseph Rose published an article about Portland Mayor Sam Adams' budget decisions. The article, Portland Mayor Sam Adams boosts funding for bike projects, but now there's less for paving streets, attempts to make the point that Adams' decision to allocate a larger percentage of discretionary revenue to [...]

Momentum Magazine gets a brand new look

Posted on February 25th, 2011 at 6:46 am.

Go with the "Mo".(Photo © J. Maus)

Just because it's a handmade bike show, doesn't mean there isn't other news to cover here in Austin. On that note, last night I ran into Mia Kohout, co-publisher of Momentum Magazine. The successful bike lifestyle publication based in Vancouver, B.C. celebrates its 50th issue with their March edition [...]

Willamette Week names 50s Bikeway "haters" Rogues of the Week

Posted on February 2nd, 2011 at 1:31 pm.

Graphic from WWeek.com.

One of our local alternative weekly magazines, The Willamette Week, made an interesting choice for their weekly "Rogue of the Week" feature. They've given the label to the "haters" of the 50s Bikeway who showed up to last week's first public open house on the project.
Here's a snip from the Willamette Week story:

Bicycle Rights! Watch the new clip from Portlandia

Posted on January 21st, 2011 at 9:51 am.

-Watch clip below-
Fred Armisen as a Portland bike messenger.

Portlandia is the new, six-part IFC miniseries that's getting a lot of buzz around these parts for its attempts to poke fun at Portland's idiosyncrasies. Back before the holidays, we shared a bit about it over on Page Two because, as you might expect, bicycling figures prominently [...]

In Baghdad, car crashes now claim more lives than war

Posted on December 20th, 2010 at 10:40 am.

"... a far more common sight than a chassis shattered in an explosion is now one destroyed in a nasty crash."— The Economist

The Economist, one of the world's leading news magazines, has an article in this week's issue that really caught my attention (it actually had several, but this one is relevant to BikePortland).
Turns out [...]

New crossing at MLK and Going: How does it work for you?

Posted on November 1st, 2010 at 2:00 pm.

People cross N. Going Street at MLK.(Photo © J. Maus)

A local TV news outlet is questioning the safety benefit of a crossing treatment recently completed as part of the N. Going bike boulevard project.
I got an email from Scott Burton at KGW TV (Portland's NBC affiliate) on Friday that they were doing a story about [...]

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