Every week I come across a lot of cool bike stuff that either doesn’t quite warrant a full story, or that I just don’t have time to get to. I hope to make this a regular Friday feature.
Photo: Water Bureau
— The Portland Water Bureau is feeling the bike love. They’ve just announced a new employee bike program and earlier this year they hosted two rides through their facilities; Cycle the Well Field and a ride through the Bull Run Watershed (which was so popular they turned people away!). [Thanks to Jessica Roberts for the tip.]
— In case you missed it, I interviewed U.S. Congressman Earl Blumenauer over on ISharetheRoad.com.
— There’s a new transportation oriented blog in Portland. PDX Transit (not to be confused with Portland Transport) is devoted to “Transit, commuting, and mobility in the Portland Oregon Metropolitan vicinity.”
— In the spirit of Portland Car Free Days (which starts today!), I heard this great story on NPR yesterday about a group called Rebar based in San Franscisco. They celebrated Park(ing) day by turning downtown parking spots into temporary urban parks. Inspired? They’ve even got a “How-to” manual (links to PDF).
— If you haven’t check out the Portland Bike Forums in a while, you’re missing out. They’re getting more active by the day and there is some great information being shared.