Eugene’s new bike share operator partly funded by ODOT, and may be coming to a city near you

By on April 16th, 2021 at 11:26 am

PeaceHealth Rides in Eugene.
(Photo: City of Eugene)

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Pedalpalooza is on! Organizers announce three-month festival to start in June

By on April 16th, 2021 at 8:16 am

Riders at the 2018 Pedalpalooza Kickoff Ride.
(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

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Jobs of the Week: Clever Cycles, Sellwood Cycle Repair, WA Student Cycling League

By on April 16th, 2021 at 6:55 am

Three hot and fresh jobs have been posted this week.

Learn more about each one via the links below…

Executive Director – Washington Student Cycling League

Mechanic – Sellwood Cycle Repair

Sales Person – Clever Cycles
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First Look: New bike lanes, traffic calming treatments on SW Patton and Greenway

By on April 15th, 2021 at 11:37 am

Dog hesitantly uses the new SW Greenway crosswalk. Looking north from the curbed finger now separating Talbot Rd from SW Greenway Ave.
(Photo: Lisa Caballero/BikePortland)

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SE Portland shop, Joe Bike, sold to new owners

By on April 15th, 2021 at 7:16 am

New owners Auburn and Schuyler Harrison.

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Need help as a new(ish) rider? Read this!

By on April 14th, 2021 at 2:23 pm

With confidence, comes smiles.
(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

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About that KGW-TV segment on Portland’s Bike Theft Task Force

By on April 14th, 2021 at 12:01 pm

Screen grab from interview with KGW host Dan Haggerty.

A segment that aired Tuesday night on KGW, Portland’s NBC affiliate station, got a few things wrong about bike theft in Portland. (Note: See update at end of story posted on 4/16.)

The Story with Dan Haggerty spent about six minutes on the topic, framed around the assertion that the Portland Police Bureau’s Bike Theft Task Force (BTTF) has been “eliminated” due to recent police budget cutbacks.

Unfortunately, the central idea and framing of the segment is untrue. The BTTF is alive and was never shut down. Worse yet, host Dan Haggerty perpetuates harmful and unfair stereotypes about people who live on the street.[Read more…]

New bike lanes on N Whitaker will connect slough path to Delta Park

By on April 14th, 2021 at 10:12 am

Existing conditions on N Whitaker Rd looking north from Schmeer. That parking lane on the right will become a bike lane.

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Push for bike/walk spending increase in Oregon “Bike Bill” headed for compromise

By on April 13th, 2021 at 2:31 pm

Screen grab from Bike Bill 50th Birthday Party.

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Portland will pilot Nike’s recycled rubber bike share stations

By on April 13th, 2021 at 11:10 am

New station on the left. Existing station on the right.
(Photos: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

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Opposition to ODOT I-5 freeway project gains steam at Tubman School rally

By on April 12th, 2021 at 3:31 pm

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Analysis: Cycling World Championship event would lead to $80 million in direct spending

By on April 12th, 2021 at 1:13 pm

A scene from 2015 UCI Road World Championships in Richmond, Virginia.
(Photo: Geoff Alexander/ Flickr Creative Commons)

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The Monday Roundup: RIP Daunte Wright, MUTCD debate, freeway fighters go big, and more

By on April 12th, 2021 at 11:11 am

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PBOT releases new Vision Zero data dashboard

By on April 9th, 2021 at 3:54 pm

Chart shows number of speed camera citations over time at various locations.

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Desperate for safety, Portlanders flock to artist’s slow down signs

By on April 9th, 2021 at 2:41 pm

Snail, sloth and turtle want you to slow down.
(Mike Bennett Art)

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North Portland is latest section of city to be put “in motion”

By on April 9th, 2021 at 7:54 am

Riders wait to cross N Columbia Blvd en route to regional paths.
(Photo: Jonathan Maus)

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Jobs of the Week: Bike Works Seattle, Velotech, The eBike Store, West End Bikes, Rack Attack

By on April 9th, 2021 at 6:49 am

Spring is here and it’s time to renew your job prospects. Local bike companies are hiring and it’s a great time to get into the industry.

Learn more about the latest opportunities posted on our job boards via the links below…

Bicycle Mechanic – West End Bikes

eBike Enthusiast – The eBike Store

Sales and Installation Specialist – Rack Attack East Portland

Shipping Specialist – Velotech, Inc.

Bike Mechanic – Bike Works Seattle

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ODOT plans to rebrand the I-5 Rose Quarter freeway project

By on April 8th, 2021 at 4:20 pm

Models with t-shirts featuring ODOT’s proposed new “Bloom” logo.

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The bike lane in the middle of a Portland freeway

By on April 8th, 2021 at 1:22 pm

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Portland cycling leaders at front of transgender cycling fight

By on April 8th, 2021 at 11:23 am

Portlander Molly Cameron in Bicycling.

Anti-transgender legislation proposed in many states across the country has spurred local cycling leaders to step up, speak out, and fight back.

According to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), 31 states are currently considering bills that would limit health care to transgender youth and/or prevent transgender youth from playing sports.

Arkansas is one of the states leading the charge. It’s also slated to host the 2022 UCI Cyclocross World Championships. In addition to this high-profile event that’s likely to draw many racers from the Portland region, Arkansas has become a cycling mecca in recent years. That’s because it’s home to Walmart, whose young heirs’ love of cycling has led to massive investments to attract bike companies and riders seeking fun trails.[Read more…]