Archive for July, 2011

blue Gary Fisher mens hybrid 29er 2007

Friday, July 29th, 2011

Year: 2007
Brand: Gary Fisher
Model: mens hybrid 29er
Size:large (29incher)
Stolen in Portland, OR 97211
Stolen From: outside Vendetta Bar – N.Williams
Neighborhood: North Portland
Owner: andy shearer
Description: front suspension, disc brakes – blue large mens hyrid (part road bike, part mountain bike)
Police record with: Portland
Police reference#: T11005251
This registrant has documented proof of ownership of this bike

PBOT’s first-ever prime-time enforcement action will be on Williams

Thursday, July 28th, 2011
Crosswalks in action-1

Oregon law says vehicles must “stop
and stay stopped” when crosswalks
are in use.
(Photo @ J. Maus)

The Portland Bureau of Transportation announced the location of their next crosswalk enforcement action last night. On August 23rd, PBOT and the Police Bureau will focus their efforts on the intersection of N. Williams and Morris.

Morris is a marked crosswalk and the PPB will be on high alert for anyone who fails to “stop and remain stopped” (as per ORS 811.028) when someone is in the crosswalk or attempting to cross the street.

Unlike previous enforcement actions, the PPB will conduct the mission during the evening rush hour at 5:30 pm. Typically, the missions are done during midday.
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Grey Schwinn Mini-Mesa 2007

Thursday, July 28th, 2011

Year: 2007
Brand: Schwinn
Model: Mini-Mesa
Serial: SNACE07a00523
Stolen in Portland, OR 97214
Stolen From: Broadway Medical Clinic, NE Broadway at 42nd
Neighborhood: Hollywood
Owner: Patrick Short
Reward: yes
Description: Bike had a Community Cycling Center toolkit on it – also cell phone in the bag.
Police record with: Portland PD
Police reference#: 11-64001
This registrant has documented proof of ownership of this bike

Event: Mad Fiber Wheel Demo at Western Bikeworks (8/6/11)

Thursday, July 28th, 2011

Mad Fiber Wheel Demo at Western Bikeworks
August 6th at 9:00 am

Event Description:

Rather than using carbon fiber to replicate wheel components originally made of metal, what if wheel design was optimized to realize the maximum potential of carbon fiber? Why choose between aerodynamics, strength and weight savings when you can have it all?

The revolutionary Mad Fiber Wheelset eliminates the compromise from performance wheel selection. Representatives from Mad Fiber will be there to answer all of your questions. See our calendar for more details on this and other Western Bikeworks events.

Red Chariott Cougar 2

Thursday, July 28th, 2011

Brand: Chariott
Model: Cougar 2
Stolen in Portland, OR 97215
Stolen From: Parking strip in front of house.
Neighborhood: Sunnyside
Owner: Chris Hagerman
Reward: A thank you card with artwork by my adorable kids
Description: Double chariot jogging stroller/bike trailer. Lots of stickers (mostly Beer related). Including “captured by porches”.
Police record with: Portland pd
Police reference#: 11-154002
This registrant does not have proof of ownership of this bike

ROAM Velomobile tour gets big sendoff from Portland (Photos)

Thursday, July 28th, 2011

Just before takeoff, the velomobiles assembled in front of Salmon Street Fountain in downtown Portland.
(Photos © J. Maus)

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Meeting marks turning point for discussion around Williams project

Thursday, July 28th, 2011

Lee Moore, Chairman of the Housing Authority of Portland, was brought in by PBOT to facilitate the meeting.
(Photos © J. Maus)

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Bronze Fuji Touring 2007

Thursday, July 28th, 2011

Year: 2007
Brand: Fuji
Model: Touring
Size:49 cm
Stolen in Portland, OR 97217
Stolen From: Interstate and Killingsworth – the bike rack on the south side of George’s Tavern
Neighborhood: edge of Overlook
Owner: Anona Whitley
Reward: 200
Description: 2007 Fuji Touring
49 cm
Chromoly steel–really heavy!

What’s on it:

Tiagra group with Deore rear derailleur
Tektro Oryx brakes
Shimano Tiagra STI shifters
TruVativ Touro crank
Bontrager seatpost – black aluminum
Bontrager saddle
Profile designs quill stem–super stubby looking
Salsa Poco Short n Shallow handlebars
Shimano Deore XT hubs
Velocity Dyad rims – 36 holes
DT swiss spokes
Heavy Schwalbe tires
Planet bike fenders – black, broken
Blackburn rear rack
American Classic bottle cages – black
Shimano SPD M324 double-sided flat/clipless pedals
Planet Bike Blinky 3 tail light

The bike has several Evil stickers on it, an “I dream on two wheels” sticker, and a black/gold Champaign Cycle sticker on the down tube. It has a magnet zip-tied to the crank arm that is part of a computer that I took off the bike. The derailleur pulleys, cassette, chain, and chainring are all really worn and the spoke tension is poor!
Police record with: portland
Police reference#: T11005227
This registrant has documented proof of ownership of this bike

Mayor Adams weighs in on Williams Ave project

Thursday, July 28th, 2011

“… if the community doesn’t have the power to choose a solution, it doesn’t matter how good the solution is… To empower the community and find a way forward, I pledge that my staff and the Portland Bureau of Transportation staff will support you and work with all stakeholders to make progress.”
— Mayor Sam Adams

As PBOT’s North Williams Traffic Safety Operations Project has evolved from just a small transportation project into a full-blown, community-wide discussion about gentrification and community power (or lack of it) in the decision-making process, Portland Mayor Sam Adams decided it was time to weigh in.

In a letter sent out yesterday to the project’s 18-member Stakeholder Advisory Committee, Adams addressed the many sensitive topics that this process has brought to the fore. I am working on a recap of an important meeting that took place last night. In the meantime, I’ve posted Adams’ letter below:[Read more…]

Event: Build it Green! Home Tour (9/24/11)

Thursday, July 28th, 2011

Tenth Annual Build It Green! Home Tour and Info Fair
September 24th at 10:00 am

The 10th annual Build It Green! Home Tour and Info Fair features twenty-two green remodels and new homes around the Portland metropolitan area on a self-guided tour. Start and stop where and when you like.

Many of the homes include solar panels, ecoroofs, rainwater harvesting, natural landscaping, water and energy conservation, reused building materials, alternative construction techniques and much more. Homeowners and contractors will be available to share their personal experiences and answer questions.

There’s sure to be a project that inspires you!

Home Tour: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
FREE Info Fair: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Hosted by Green Depot at Ecohaus, 819 SE Taylor St, Portland

Special $10 tour tickets for bike riders! (general admission reg. $15). Tour is FREE for children 13 and under.

Tickets available beginning August 19, 2011. Purchase online at or in person at Green Depot

For more info visit the City of Portland’s Built it Green website or call 503-823-5431.

Presented by the City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability

Sponsored by Metro, Energy Trust of Oregon, Solar Oregon, Oregon Home magazine, and City of Portland Bureaus of Environmental Services, Development Services and Water.

See you on the tour!