PBOT set to break ground on NW Broadway protected bike lanes

By on September 23rd, 2020 at 10:48 am

Concept drawing of Broadway and Davis intersection.
(Source: City of Portland)

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New trail would link Salmonberry and Banks-Vernonia trails

By on September 22nd, 2020 at 2:49 pm

Construction of the trail (dashed yellow line) could begin soon.
(Map: BikePortland)

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Q & A with east Portland transportation advocate and Oregon House candidate Ashton Simpson

By on September 22nd, 2020 at 11:56 am

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ODOT says new advisory committee will have ‘tremendous power’ to ‘reshape’ I-5 project

By on September 22nd, 2020 at 10:55 am

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The Oregon Department of Transportation has made a new promise regarding their controversial I-5 Rose Quarter project.

Asked Friday by the host of Oregon Public Broadcasting’s Think Out Loud radio show about how much power the forthcoming Historic Albina Advisory Board (HAAB) would have to influence the project, ODOT’s Director of Urban Mobility Brendan Finn said they’d have, “A tremendous amount of power and influence in how this project shapes out. They’re going to help reshape it with us.”

Finn was a guest on the show along with Oregon Walks‘ Claire Vlach and John Washington, CEO of Flossin Media, and the chair of the Soul District Business Association — both of whom were members of the I-5 project’s Citizen Advisory Committee which was abruptly disbanded earlier this month. [Read more…]

TriMet GM boosts e-bikes as leaders weigh in on congestion pricing

By on September 21st, 2020 at 4:12 pm

Urgency for new transportation funding options has never been greater.
(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

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State of Oregon to consider new carfree bridge near Willamette Falls in Oregon City

By on September 21st, 2020 at 1:32 pm

One of the options on the table would make the existing Arch Bridge carfree.
(Photos: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

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The Monday Roundup: Zwift’s big haul, Prime time for e-bikes, carbon footprint sham, and more

By on September 21st, 2020 at 10:55 am

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Washington County debuts thermal video detection of bike riders at signals

By on September 18th, 2020 at 1:00 pm

Sample image of thermal detection sensor being used in Washington County.

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Armed vigilantes set up roadblocks on the Historic Highway in Corbett

By on September 18th, 2020 at 11:04 am

Three men were cited for an illegal roadblock at the intersection of Larch Mtn Rd and the Historic Columbia River Highway.

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Metro study gives cities a roadmap to adopt state-owned ‘orphan highways’

By on September 17th, 2020 at 1:58 pm

People voiced concerns about ODOT’s stewardship of SE Powell Blvd at a protest in 2015.
(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

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Weekend Event Guide: Fun on Wheels, 205 path cleanup, tube patching help, and more

By on September 17th, 2020 at 10:43 am

Blue skies ahead! Hopefully.
(Photo of Pebble Creek Road in Vernonia by Jonathan Maus)

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PBOT report finds bike infrastructure key to e-scooter usage

By on September 16th, 2020 at 3:45 pm

They’re not just bike lanes anymore.
(Photo: City of Portland)

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Bad air and the return of bicycling

By on September 16th, 2020 at 10:47 am

Hopefully the trend holds and we’re in the green soon.
(Source: IQAir.com)

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An innocent man on the sidewalk died because two drivers collided on East Burnside

By on September 15th, 2020 at 3:13 pm

Intersection of 18th and Burnside where two drivers collided. One of their cars slid onto the sidewalk of The East Burn in the upper left.

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Cyclocross photo book aims to fill void of lost season

By on September 15th, 2020 at 11:11 am

Cover of new book.
(Photos by Drew Coleman)

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Former ODOT committee members blast agency for silencing opposition

By on September 14th, 2020 at 5:31 pm

I-5 through the Rose Quarter.

14 former members of an Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) advisory committee have signed onto a letter that says they’re “deeply suspicious” of the agency and that they were shut out of the process because they “didn’t play ball” on the I-5 Rose Quarter project.

As we reported on September 2nd, ODOT abruptly shut down their own Community Advisory Community (CAC) for the embattled project and decided to create a new committee in its place. ODOT claimed they made the move to, “Intentionally center Black voices,” but they’ve glossed over the fact that the now defunct CAC was highly critical of the project and on the verge of a mass resignation. It’s also worth noting that five of the 14 people who signed the letter — Liz Fouther-Branch, Cleo Davis, Craig L. Brown, Jasmine Gadie, and Andrew Campbell — were on the committee to represent Black and African-American communities and businesses. [Read more…]

‘No immediate plans’ for Biketown re-opening as smoke-filled air lingers

By on September 14th, 2020 at 4:24 pm

“This service outage is a good opportunity for leadership at Lyft to better articulate how their bike share systems plan to operate in emergency situations,”
— Tarani Duncan, bike share industry veteran

A man riding on the Broadway Bridge on September 10th.
(Photos: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

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The Monday Roundup: L.A. story, Good Company, harms race and more

By on September 14th, 2020 at 1:38 pm

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A ‘Bike Brigade’ is delivering supplies to people stuck inside southern Oregon fire zones

By on September 11th, 2020 at 5:32 pm

Bike Brigade en route.
(Photo: Donnie Maclurcan)

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Final piece of Crown Zellerbach Trail now in place

By on September 11th, 2020 at 3:22 pm

(Photo on the left is looking westbound toward Vernonia and Knott Street on final piece of Crown Z trail. On the right is view from Holce Trailhead looking east. Photos by Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)[Read more…]