Get around Oregon without a car with this handy transit guide

By on May 27th, 2022 at 10:24 am

A Lincoln County Transit bus with a bike rack in Yachats. (Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

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Weekend Event Guide: Petal Pedal, End AIDS Ride, bike polo, and more

By on May 27th, 2022 at 8:59 am

Either as a player or a spectator, a game of bike polo is waiting for you Sunday at Alberta Park. (Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

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Jobs of the Week: Community Cycling Center, Cynergy E-Bikes, King Cycle Group

By on May 27th, 2022 at 7:59 am

Need a new job? Want a better job?

We’ve got three great job opportunities that just went up this week.

Learn more about each one via the links below…

Senior Bike Mechanic – Cynergy E-Bikes

HR Manager – King Cycle Group

Mechanic – Community Cycling Center
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OHSU rides toward low-car future in South Waterfront

By on May 26th, 2022 at 3:50 pm

The Go By Bike valet and repair shop is coming back to life after Covid doldrums. (Photos: Taylor Griggs/BikePortland)

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Remembering Aaron Tarfman

By on May 26th, 2022 at 2:02 pm

Aaron Tarfman in 2021, working on a trailer hitch for a cargo bike project. (Photo: Amit Zinman)

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Team Portland preps for AIDS/LifeCycle with over $145,000 raised so far

By on May 26th, 2022 at 10:32 am

Stephen La Marca on a previous AIDS/LifeCycle ride.

A team of over 40 Portlanders is doing their part to raise money for people living with HIV/AIDS.

Team Portland will join 3,000 other riders when they take part in the AIDS/LifeCycle event, a seven-day, 545-mile ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles to help support the work of the San Francisco AIDS Foundation and the Los Angeles LGBT Center.

So far the team has raised over $145,000 and they are making final preparations to embark on their ride June 5th.

I recently bumped into Team Portland member Stephen La Marca, who’s personally raised over $3,100.

On his fundraising site Stephen says he rides to support people who’ve lost loved ones to HIV/AIDS. “We are in an ongoing battle against a horrible virus and continuously fighting against discrimination based on sexual orientation, race, gender, and HIV status. If we continue to work together we can make a change, and continue to make the world a better place for those we love,” he says.[Read more…]

City blames rising costs, supply chain issues for cuts to ‘Cully Connector’ project

By on May 26th, 2022 at 9:15 am

Latest plans from PBOT.

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How much change in lower southeast? City planners want to know

By on May 25th, 2022 at 2:31 pm

A rendering of the plan’s most ambitious vision for the intersection of SE Flavel St and SE 72nd Ave.

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ODOT has added e-bike charging outlets to Oregon’s portion of ‘West Coast Electric Highway’

By on May 25th, 2022 at 11:37 am

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Former PBOT staffer setting up ‘Committee on Transportation Equity’ for Biden Administration

By on May 25th, 2022 at 9:02 am

Portrait of a person with black curly hair and glasses standing in front of a white background

Irene Marion. (Photo: US DOT)

A new advisory committee to the U.S. Department of Transportation will have fingerprints of a former Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) staffer all over it.

Irene Marion worked on equity and inclusion programs at PBOT for about five years before taking a job with the Biden Administration in January 2021. Now, as director of the USDOT’s office of civil rights, Marion has been tapped to re-establish the Advisory Committee on Transportation Equity.

The committee was first convened in 2016 by former President Barack Obama and was dissolved under President Donald Trump.

The charge of the committee is to, “provide advice and recommendations to the Secretary of Transportation on comprehensive, interdisciplinary issues related to transportation equity from a variety of stakeholders involved in transportation planning, design, research, policy, and advocacy in pursuit of the Department’s equity goals.”[Read more…]

These awesome Pedalpalooza ride flyers will get you hyped

By on May 24th, 2022 at 1:00 pm

(A mere sampling of the artistic flourish that accompanies Pedalpalooza. See more below!)[Read more…]

Audit finds Oregon DMV under collected $1.7 million in fees from car drivers

By on May 24th, 2022 at 12:10 pm

(Source: Persistent Fee Errors Occurring in DMV’s Title and Registration Transactions, ODOT Audit Services)

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With space taken from driving lanes, PBOT weighs three options for 122nd Ave redesign

By on May 24th, 2022 at 9:16 am

Wide arterial street with parked cars in one lane.

Looking south on 122nd Avenue at SE Holgate (Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

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Family Biking: Set summer goals and make a biking bucket list

By on May 24th, 2022 at 8:12 am

(A goal could help push you into something new. Photos: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)[Read more…]

Plan for ‘traffic free’ sections of downtown among PSU Better Block project selections

By on May 23rd, 2022 at 4:01 pm

Part of the 1972 Downtown Plan that included 13 ‘Traffic Free’ areas.

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New city code would expand electric car charging at multi-unit dwellings

By on May 23rd, 2022 at 12:12 pm

(Photo: Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability)

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Comment of the Week: In defense of youth activists

By on May 23rd, 2022 at 10:09 am

“Asking kids… to chill out and make an incremental change that may be realized 30 to 40 years from now is ignoring the reality that they face.”
— SD

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The Monday Roundup: Ford is anti-car, bike lane defender, free transit cash, and more

By on May 23rd, 2022 at 9:41 am

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Climate Strike brings activists together to push for change

By on May 20th, 2022 at 6:41 pm

Large crowd of people outside Portland City Hall building.

The action started at City Hall. (Photos: Taylor Griggs/BikePortland)

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Bike Loud will create ‘mini Sunday Parkways’ on NE Going Street all summer long

By on May 20th, 2022 at 10:04 am

‘Sundays on 7th’ were a hit in 2019. Bike Loud PDX will bring the party up to NE Going Street this summer. (Photo: Kiel Johnson)

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