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Gateway Green’s new pump track is open for business

By on November 27th, 2020 at 9:20 am

Crowds at the Gateway Green pump track on Thursday.
(Photos: Gabriel Tiller)

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Showers Pass Black Friday/Cyber Monday Sale

Oregon Bicycle Racing Association will allow e-bike events in 2021

By on November 25th, 2020 at 5:28 pm

A Class 1 “Talon” e-MTB from Giant.

It’s been one year and one day since Portland hosted its last sanctioned, competitive cycling event. In many ways, 2020 was a lost season for local racers, but 2021 will look a lot different — not only because we are likely to emerge from the Covid cocoon, but because electric bikes will be welcomed into the racing scene for the first time.

In a statement today, Oregon Bicycle Racing Association Executive Director Chuck Kenlan announced that the 2021 season is already coming into focus. Weekly racing is slated to re-start in April and May’s schedule is filling up. “We are approaching the race season with caution and expect the earlier races to run using modified formats that follow the state guidance for outdoor recreation,” Kenlan shared. “Our plan is to work with promoters to help them make their races as safe as possible and still allow for a fun competition.”

Kenlan also said OBRA’s new liability insurance policy will cover events that include a category for “Class 1” electric bikes. [Read more…]

New bike parking and repair station along Trolley Trail in Oak Grove

By on November 25th, 2020 at 9:25 am

Always nice to see have a respectable place to park.
(Photos: North Clackamas Parks & Recreation)

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Portland’s ‘Go By Greenways’ game is a fun excuse for a ride

By on November 24th, 2020 at 3:14 pm

Something fun to do on the holiday break.
(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

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Climate commitment looms over Oregon Transportation Commission’s $2.24 billion funding decision

By on November 24th, 2020 at 12:34 pm

The Oregon Transportation Commission has a choice to make.
(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

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First look at new bike lanes on NW/SW Broadway

By on November 23rd, 2020 at 3:44 pm

New parking-protected bike lane southbound on Broadway near Everett.
(Photos: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

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The Monday Roundup: Giant sales, Gladys’ gifts, kids on bikes

By on November 23rd, 2020 at 11:09 am

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Exploring Vancouver’s riverfront by bike

By on November 20th, 2020 at 12:51 pm

I-5 bridge from Vancouver’s River Renaissance Trail.
(Photos: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

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14-foot wide buffered bike lanes planned for 162nd Avenue

By on November 20th, 2020 at 8:50 am

Plans for SE 162nd at Mill, looking south.
(Source: PBOT)

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The carfree Flanders Bridge will be installed next month

By on November 19th, 2020 at 2:17 pm

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In case you forgot, ODOT plans to widen Highway 217 too

By on November 19th, 2020 at 1:21 pm

Not big enough.

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Southwest Portland needs more 20 mph streets

By on November 19th, 2020 at 9:49 am

Kids walking in the bike lane on SW Vista Avenue, a residential collector street with a 25 mph speed limit.
(Photo: Ryan Fedie)

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How to survive Portland’s wet and slippery streets

By on November 18th, 2020 at 4:48 pm

This rider has left the bike lane to avoid the dreaded Lake Michigan on North Rosa Parks Way.
(Photos: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

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Neighborhood greenway status report calls for more diversion and traffic calming

By on November 18th, 2020 at 12:28 pm

Map shows 25 locations where PBOT wants to install more robust car driver diverters.
(Source: PBOT Neighborhood Greenways 2020 Status Report – edited slightly to add yellow circles for better visibility)

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The cleanest bike path is in Vancouver thanks to a bike club’s adoption

By on November 18th, 2020 at 9:06 am

Vancouver Bicycle Club members put finishing touches on a wonderfully clean I-205 path.
(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

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Why BikePortland no longer posts mugshots

By on November 17th, 2020 at 4:57 pm

I haven’t posted mugshots here on the Front Page for many years now. I don’t recall the exact date but I remember it being an intentional decision.

More recently, major newsrooms around the country have also started to question the practice. I can’t speak for anyone else, but my reason for not posting these arrestee photos was because it just didn’t feel right. People sometimes make bad decisions, or they’re in a bad place in life and they get caught up in bad stuff. I don’t want to be a part of a culture that kicks people when they’re down or that wishes harm on someone because of a bad decision they made — especially when they’ve been caught by a system that is set up to prey on poor people, those who live on the streets, and people with dark-colored skin.

Why am I sharing this now? Because of an email I received on Saturday.[Read more…]

PBOT, Oregon State to partner on research into bus and bike lane conflicts

By on November 17th, 2020 at 12:22 pm

(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

As the City of Portland continues to roll out its Rose Lane transit-priority projects, the transportation bureau wants to push the design envelope beyond what federal guidelines allow.

At Portland City Council this week the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) will seek authorization (via this ordinance) to spend $80,000 on a contract with Oregon State University to embark on research that will test the coexistence of bus and bike lanes. The research will focus on three specific corridors on PBOT’s Rose Lane Project list: SE Hawthorne/Madison, E Burnside, and SW 4th Ave.[Read more…]

Families of crash victims urge changes as Oregon Walks releases report findings

By on November 17th, 2020 at 9:54 am

Michelle DuBarry and her children at a Gresham intersection on Sunday. They held a photo of Seamus, their 22-month old son and brother who was killed while walking in a north Portland crosswalk in 2010.
(Photo: Oregon Walks)

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TriMet GM stays positive as reality of SW Corridor project loss settles in

By on November 16th, 2020 at 4:21 pm

(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

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I-5 Rose Quarter project survey asks for input on freeway covers and roadway space priorities

By on November 16th, 2020 at 1:41 pm

I-5 highway covers currently shown by ODOT include vegetation and paths.

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