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First ‘Bike the Vote’ ride set for Tuesday

By on October 23rd, 2020 at 2:02 pm

Lulu Johnson knows how important it is to vote.
(Photo: Kiel Johnson)

This election has many of us on edge. And what better activity to help our moods than a bike ride? Especially one that combines our election enthusiasm with cycling.

Portlander and creative bike activist extraordinaire Kiel Johnson is organizing a ‘Bike the Vote’ ride that will be a combination get-out-the-vote and political advertising campaign. Riders will slow-roll through neighborhoods to remind folks to vote while their bicycles will be adorned with political signs of all stripes.

“While the ride is non-political,” Johnson shared with us, “you are welcome to decorate your bike with signs of campaigns you support and we will have some signs on hand as well.”[Read more…]

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Leader of ODOT Climate Office: ‘We’re moving in the complete wrong direction’

By on October 23rd, 2020 at 11:51 am

Uh oh.
(Source: ODOT Climate Office)

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TriMet details $558 million in bus rapid transit projects included in Measure 26-218

By on October 22nd, 2020 at 11:27 am

(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

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SW Portland’s top priority, $26 million project clears final hurdle

By on October 22nd, 2020 at 9:58 am

(Existing conditions on the left, future conditions on the right.)[Read more…]

Portland is rebuilding a neighborhood destroyed by highways and racist land-use policies

By on October 21st, 2020 at 3:49 pm

How it started. How it’s going (note the bikeways in green).
(Source: Portland Bureau of Planning & Sustainability)

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Traffic signal finally coming to Going Street greenway at Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd

By on October 21st, 2020 at 7:50 am

A rider on Going Street looks for oncoming traffic on Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

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Frog Ferry takes step forward with release of feasibility report

By on October 20th, 2020 at 3:15 pm

Conceptual plan for ferry terminal at Cathedral Park in St. Johns.

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Serious injury right-hook at Vancouver and Columbia underscores known hazards

By on October 20th, 2020 at 11:28 am

Police respond to hit-and-run at N Vancouver and Columbia Monday night.
(Photo: Jason P.)

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Fate of old Biketown bikes now in state hands

By on October 19th, 2020 at 1:56 pm

(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

These are dark times for the old Biketown bikes. Once celebrated, they’ve been relegated to a cold corner of a city-owned storage area. While the new electric-assist bikes gather attention and adoring fans, the 1,000 or so old bikes just gather dust.

While they weren’t integrated into the new system, the old bikes have lots of mileage left in them and it would be a shame (and a PR debacle) if they ended up in a scrap heap. If the City of Portland has their way, the bikes will see action again someday.

Back in August we wondered what their future would be. Now we’ve heard a bit of an update.[Read more…]

Multnomah County offering ‘Black Transportation Academy’

By on October 19th, 2020 at 11:36 am

(Graphic: Multnomah County)

A federally funded program within Multnomah County’s health department is laser-focused on reducing health disparities between Black and white Portlanders. Among their offerings is a ‘Black Transportation Academy,’ a workshop that aims to get more of the county’s African-American and African immigrant/refugee populations involved in local and regional planning.

Instead of asking for feedback once transportation policies and projects are half-baked, the county wants more Black Portlanders involved in the cooking.
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The Monday Roundup: Free cars, e-bikes in the forest, indoor cycling outbreak, and more

By on October 19th, 2020 at 10:35 am

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Watch ODOT’s new video on Oregon’s ‘stop as yield’ law

By on October 16th, 2020 at 4:07 pm[Read more…]

Election open thread: Sarah Iannarone or Ted Wheeler for Portland Mayor?

By on October 16th, 2020 at 11:47 am

(Source: Multnomah County Voter Pamplet)

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Portland files suit against U.S. government, crews move fence out of downtown bike lane

By on October 16th, 2020 at 11:00 am

Crews moving the fence Friday morning.
(Photo: Iain Mackenzie)

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Guest opinion: It’s time to coalesce around Metro’s transportation measure

By on October 16th, 2020 at 8:36 am

(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

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Portland makes ‘unprecedented’ withdrawal from ODOT’s I-5 Rose Quarter project

By on October 15th, 2020 at 5:46 pm

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Election open thread: Chloe Eudaly or Mingus Mapps for City Council?

By on October 15th, 2020 at 10:20 am

(Source: Multnomah County Voter’s Guide)

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The fight over Metro’s moderate transportation measure

By on October 15th, 2020 at 9:48 am

Metro’s funding task force met 22 times between February 2019 and April 2020 to craft the package.
(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

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Here’s the amazing new pump track coming to Gateway Green

By on October 14th, 2020 at 2:57 pm

Coming to Gateway Green. The asphalt means it will be rideable in winter.

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A signalized crossing for bike traffic on the new Burnside Bridge?

By on October 14th, 2020 at 2:09 pm

Ramp proposed for new Burnside Bridge.
(Graphics: Multnomah County)

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