Join us for a Get Together in Lents

Posted on March 18th, 2011 at 10:28 am.

Lents here we come!(Photo © J. Maus) I’m very excited to announce that our monthly Get Together event is coming to Lents — the “crossroads of the Eastside.” Join us at Lents Commons (9201 SE Foster Rd) on March 30th from 5:30 to 7:30. We’ll get to know what issues are on the minds of Read More »

It’s official, Portland nabs nearly $3 million for biking/walking projects

Posted on February 18th, 2011 at 9:21 am.

The great news we reported last month is now official: The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) announced yesterday that they’ve received $2.96 million from the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) for two projects that will vastly improve biking and walking conditions in North and East Portland. The Portland projects are two out of 27 that Read More »

Inside the new River City Bicycles Outlet store

Posted on January 31st, 2011 at 11:23 am.

Open for business New logo and wooden sign.– Gallery –(Photos © J. Maus)

River City Bicycles to open outlet store

Posted on January 18th, 2011 at 2:56 pm.

This corner building at SE 6th and Belmont will soon be the River City Bicycles Outlet store. River City Bicycles has purchased a new, 5,000 square foot building that will soon become a new outlet store selling discounted bikes and clothing just a few blocks from their existing location. The River City Bicycles Outlet is Read More »

Woman riding bike struck by MAX train in Gresham

Posted on December 17th, 2010 at 4:58 pm.

At about 2:20 this afternoon, a woman attempting to cross E Burnside on SE 181st Avenue was hit by a MAX train. The woman remained conscious at the scene and sustained non life-threatening injuries (a possible broken leg). According TriMet spokesperson Bekki Witt, they believe the woman on the bicycle was heading southbound when she Read More »

Anti-tax group, Americans for Prosperity, protests Sellwood Bridge funding plan – Updated

Posted on November 26th, 2010 at 11:03 am.

The Sellwood Bridge.(Photo © J. Maus) Members of the Oregon chapter of Americans for Prosperity, an anti-tax and limited government interest group founded by David Koch and Koch Industries, showed up in force on Thursday when the Clackamas County Board of Commissioners shared their plan to raise funds to help pay for the Sellwood Bridge. Read More »

Mayor Adams launches traffic safety campaign near SE Foster ‘freeway’

Posted on November 19th, 2010 at 10:50 am.

Adams and the banner at this morning’s event.(Photos © J. Maus) Portland Mayor Sam Adams led a press conference today to officially launch the Bureau of Transportation’s new High Crash Corridor Safety campaign. Standing under a newly unveiled banner that stretches all the way across SE Foster Road (one of the city’s most dangerous), Adams Read More »

Ride will remember 1997 crash that killed Matt Schekel

Posted on August 16th, 2010 at 2:17 pm.

Schekel memorial sculpture at SE 37th and Taylor.(Photo: City Repair) Matt Schekel was 27 years old when he was struck and killed while riding his bike by someone operating a produce truck who ran a stop sign at SE 37th and Taylor. The year was 1997. This Thursday, August 19th, Schekel would have turned 40 Read More »

Despite PBOT data, opposition to Holgate bike lanes remains

Posted on July 27th, 2010 at 8:40 am.

Bike lanes on SE Holgate.(Photo © J. Maus) Following a public meeting last week, Rick Bradford, the man behind a grassroots effort to get PBOT to remove the new buffered bike lanes on SE Holgate Blvd., remains unswayed in his opposition. Bradford has posted an update on RestoreHolgate.com where he accuses PBOT of spinning the Read More »

Ladds stop sign ‘trip-wire’ incident garners headlines

Posted on July 22nd, 2010 at 12:30 pm.

Live at 11! A plastic wrap booby trap discovered at Ladds Circle!(Screen grab from KATU-TV) What started as a post to the Shift email list at 1:30 am yesterday morning has become the latest headline-grabbing story in Portland’s ongoing fascination with the “bikes versus cars” dichotomy. It started with this email from Lauren Hudgins: