Sharrows and a biking mayor in coastal town of Newport

Posted on May 16th, 2011 at 11:18 am.

City crews installed sharrows on 6th Street in Newport this morning.(Photo: Daniella Crowder) The small coastal town of Newport, Oregon continues to show exciting signs of life for bicycling. Reader Daniella Crowder (she’s also co-owner of the Bike Newport bike shop) tells us the City of Newport is installing sharrows this morning on 6th Street. Read More »

‘Trains down the middle’ video creator has Portland roots

Posted on March 16th, 2011 at 1:42 pm.

Rap-tivism at its best.(Still from video by Joel Batterman) – Watch the video below – As an advocate, what do you do when you feel passionate about a project and want to convince others to share your perspective? If you’re former Portland resident and now Detroit-based transportation activist Joel Batterman, you get out some Legos Read More »

Eugene advocate pushes residential bike parking corrals

Posted on January 31st, 2011 at 9:55 am.

Demonstration of a residential bike corral in Eugene by Paul Adkins.(Photo: Paul Adkins) A Eugene resident has submitted a proposal to the City of Eugene to install on-street, residential bike parking corrals. On-street bike corrals are common in Portland, but we’ve yet to extend the idea into residential areas. Noted bike advocate Paul Adkins and Read More »

Do all-ages helmet laws work? An update from Vancouver, WA

Posted on November 24th, 2010 at 11:43 am.

What happens in places that have a mandatory, all-ages helmet law on the books? Do injury rates decline? Does bike ridership go down? That’s the conventional wisdom; but is it true? Nearly three years after passing such an ordinance, the effect of Vancouver’s helmet law is difficult to ascertain. Our Vancouver correspondent Marcus Griffith took Read More »

Clark County passes bike plan; but it’ll take different path than Portland’s

Posted on November 23rd, 2010 at 4:14 pm.

Kent Meyer, 78, of Hazel Dell, testified that “Our transportation system in this country is focused on the automobile, and we’re paying a price for it.”(Photo: Michael Andersen) More and more, the suburbs are making big-city bike values their own. The latest sign: Clark County, Portland’s more auto-oriented neighbor to the north, passed a 20-year, Read More »

Eugene celebrates new (carfree) bridge over Delta Highway

Posted on November 23rd, 2010 at 2:50 pm.

The new Delta Ponds Bridge in Eugene in all of its “visually strking” glory.(Photos: OBEC Consulting Engineers)

Members hope to ‘rescue’ Seattle’s Cascade Bicycle Club

Posted on November 11th, 2010 at 12:50 pm.

Cascade’s David Hiller with a souvenir newspaper clipping from a trail access battle.(Photo © J. Maus) The twists and turns to the bike advocacy drama up in Seattle just keep on coming. After Cascade Bicycle Club — a non-profit bike event and advocacy group with 13,000 members — abruptly fired its longtime leader Chuck Ayers Read More »

Guest Article: Lessons from Guadalajara – Our Sister City

Posted on November 2nd, 2010 at 10:02 am.

[This story is by Portlander Ryan Hashagen (owner of Portland Pedalworks), who is traveling through Latin America for business and to investigate cycling culture, infrastructure and policies.] Guadalajara’s Via Recreativa (like our Sunday Parkways) occurs every week and attracts 150,000 people.(Photo © Ryan H.)

Seattle hospital pledges $2 million for active transportation projects

Posted on October 29th, 2010 at 10:55 am.

Seattle news site Publicola reports that Seattle Children’s Hospital has stepped up with a $2 million investment for biking and walking infrastructure. Here’s a blurb from the Publicola story: “Children’s plans to spend around $4 million over the next 20 years improving Northeast Seattle’s walkability, bikeability, and drivability as part of the hospital’s expansion and Read More »

San Francisco’s “bold path forward” for bikes

Posted on October 19th, 2010 at 2:17 pm.

Concept drawing of a proposed two-cycletrack on Valencia Street in San Francisco.(Image: RG Architecture)

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