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Catching up with the Washington County Bicycle Transportation Coalition

Posted on March 9th, 2011 at 11:49 am.

Inside the WashCo BTC's Frans Pauwels Memorial Bicycle Center.From left to right: Volunteer Al Martinez, Hal Ballard, and founding staff-member Mark Norbert.

Bethany Blvd widening approved: See what's in the plans

Posted on February 25th, 2011 at 7:45 am.

Plan drawing of Bethany expansion.

On Tuesday night, Washington County Commissioners voted 3-2 to widen Bethany Boulevard north of Highway 26 (map). The current roadway is two lanes and Tuesday's vote was for a four-lane design that will bulge out to five lanes where left turns are permitted.
We haven't been following this project closely, but The [...]

Beyond Beaverton by bike

Posted on February 23rd, 2011 at 8:49 am.

Join us for a ride beyond Beaverton.(Photos © J. Maus)

Last week I met up with Jim Parsons for a ride on the West Side. We wove our way through the bowels of Beaverton, (confronting mega-arterials at every turn) and eventually made our way into beautiful unincorporated Washington County. I always learn a lot when I [...]

Beaverton fatality follow-up: A conversation with police spokesman

Posted on February 15th, 2011 at 11:33 am.

"Given the circumstances, it seems like issuing a citation would probably not stand up in court. Any person could go in and say, 'It's dark, rainy, there's this little red light in the road'. I think any judge would toss that citation out'."— Det. Sgt. Jim Shumway, Beaverton Police Department

The community is trying to [...]

Man killed while bicycling on TV Hwy in Beaverton

Posted on February 12th, 2011 at 10:26 pm.

View map of approximate location.

47-year old Michael Bret Lewis died in the hospital this evening at after he was struck from behind by a motor vehicle while riding his bicycle on SW Tualatin Valley Highway in Beaverton at around 6:30pm.
Police say Lewis was hit by a 48-year old man driving a Toyota Prius who was [...]

Metro gets funding to do Latino-focused bike/walk map project

Posted on January 12th, 2011 at 2:00 pm.

Biking in downtown Hillsboro.(Photo © J. Maus

Metro has been awarded a $75,000 grant from health care company Kaiser Permanente for a biking and walking map project in Cornelius, Forest Grove and Hillsboro.
The goal of the project, which Metro staffer Katie Edlin says is currently called, "Vámanos! Let’s explore Cornelius, Forest Grove and Hillsboro by [...]

Hillsboro gets ODOT grant to improve Rock Creek Trail

Posted on November 24th, 2010 at 1:44 pm.

This image shows the existing gap in the Rock Creek Trail (green) where it intersects with Evergreen Parkway.

Beaverton PD crosswalk enforcement nets 55 tickets in five hours

Posted on November 5th, 2010 at 9:58 am.

Waiting to cross near Beaverton City Hall.(Photo © J. Maus)

What would happen if police officers in a suburban city went out and did a crosswalk law enforcement action (a.k.a. sting) at a busy intersection? Well, the Beaverton Police Department found out last Wednesday. Beaverton PD officers spent five hours, from 10:00 am to [...]

Hillsboro welcomes Oregon's first Bikestation

Posted on October 27th, 2010 at 11:50 am.

Notables line up to cut the ribbon. L to R: Karl Dinger (City of Hillsboro Intermodal Transit Facility Project Manager), Toni Plunkett (City of Hillsboro Controller), Bob Reitmeir (City of Hillsboro Fleet and Facilities Director), Colin Cooper (City of Hillsboro Planning Manger), Steve Krautscheid (Director of Facilities for Tuality Hospital), Aron Carlson (City [...]

A closer look at what TIGER grant will fund in Aloha

Posted on October 22nd, 2010 at 11:43 am.

Intersection of Farmington Road and Kinnaman in Aloha.

Portland might be 0-2 in getting a major bike project funded through the Obama Administration's TIGER grant program, but there's reason to be excited on a regional level. Like I mentioned yesterday, the Aloha-Reedville area in Washington County won a $2 million grant to help them embark [...]

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