Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on October 30th, 2007 at 2:27 pm
Over the weekend, the Oregonian posted an expanded, multimedia look at the topic of bike safety in Portland.
The page (
which is unfortunately titled “Bike versus car” after some back and forth emails with their online editor Mark Friesen, the Oregonian has changed the headline to “Bikes and cars”–thanks Mark) summarizes their recent coverage and offers video, graphs, and a cool Google Map with details on 700 bike crashes that occurred between 2003-2006.
One of the videos features an informal interview with reporter Jeff Mapes. Mapes — who recently referred to Portland cyclists as “an important micro-constituency” — has just returned to full-time work at the Oregonian (he mostly covers politics) after a sabbatical to research an upcoming book on the urban bicycle movement.
Mapes was also part of a Portland contingent that traveled to Amsterdam back in 2005.
[Please note: I received a ton of emails pointing out this Oregonian coverage. I appreciate that, but in the future, take a look at my “In the media” links before sending me tips of local media coverage. (You’ll notice I tagged this one on Sunday.)]