Activists hope to weaken CRC ‘signal’ at hearing in Salem today

Posted on February 11th, 2013 at 11:00 am.

A big day at the capitol for the CRC.(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland) A bill that would officially make it “in the state’s interest” to move forward on the I-5 freeway widening project between Oregon and Washington will be given a public hearing in Salem today. The bill, HB 2800, is being pushed by Governor Kitzhaber Read More »

Will new levee regulations impact bikes access on Marine Drive?

Posted on February 8th, 2013 at 9:22 am.

Marine Drive and its adjacent mulit-use path along the Columbia River is a popular place to ride; but tighter federal levee regulations might impact future access.(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland)

Bike advocates respond to Obama’s Interior Secretary pick

Posted on February 7th, 2013 at 1:35 pm.

Sally Jewell at her nomination announcement. (Photo: Pete Souza/White House) If you’ve been biking for a few years, chances are you have something in your closet from national outdoor retailer REI. Now the CEO of that company, Sally Jewell has been picked by President Obama to be Secretary of the Interior. With that job comes Read More »

Forest Park update: Wildlife report, new Parks Director chimes in, media goes crazy

Posted on February 5th, 2013 at 11:27 am.

Bikes vs. Nature! Run for your lives! Front page of February 2013 NW Examiner newspaper. The debate about bike access in Forest Park has heated up once again. Last time we checked in on the issue we reported on a positive statement from City Commissioner Nick Fish. Then in December, Portland Parks & Recreation completed Read More »

Anti-CRC rally shows opposition still has strength

Posted on February 4th, 2013 at 4:29 pm.

Bike Walk Vote board member Lisa Marie White speaks at the start of an anti-CRC event held Friday night in Portland.(Photos © J. Maus/BikePortland) There was plenty of evidence in Portland over the weekend of the growing movement to stop the Columbia River Crossing project. On Friday, non-profit political action committee Bike Walk Vote hosted Read More »

Alison Graves to leave Community Cycling Center

Posted on February 1st, 2013 at 11:14 am.

Alison Graves at the 2010 Oregon Bike Summit.(Photos © J. Maus/BikePortand) Alison Graves announced to staff this morning that she is leaving the non-profit Community Cycling Center. Graves has been with the organization for seven years, serving the last three as executive director. Her last day will be March 14th. Current Deputy Director Anne Lee Read More »

New company will use bikes to power billboards, promotions

Posted on January 31st, 2013 at 10:39 am.

PDX Pedal Promotions is a new company that will unleash bike-riding “brand peddlers” throughout the streets of Portland. These riders will pedal around billboards towed in trailers behind bicycles and will do other other bike-based promotions. They call it “Portland style advertising.” Here’s more from their website:

PBOT will begin installing new 20 mph signs next month

Posted on January 28th, 2013 at 11:33 am.

The wait is almost over.(Photo: Michael Andersen/Portland Afoot) The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) is gearing up to install 300 new speed limit signs throughout the city. The new signs are the result of a law PBOT passed in 2011 that gives the city legal authority to lower speed limits by 5 mph on residential Read More »

Community gathers to dedicate Tracey Sparling memorial ‘Pedal Garden’

Posted on January 25th, 2013 at 4:43 pm.

PNCA President Tom Manley holds a plaque that will be mounted near the Pedal Garden.(Photos © J. Maus/BikePortland)

PBOT selects three ‘High Crash Corridors’ for safety improvements, outreach

Posted on January 25th, 2013 at 9:40 am.

SE Powell, a wide and intimidating arterial known for its safety problems, is one of the three corridors PBOT will look to tame in 2013.(Photos © J. Maus/BikePortland)

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