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Our ten most popular stories of 2016

Posted by on January 2nd, 2017 at 2:13 pm


BikePortland’s mission has never been to publish stories for clicks and pageviews alone. That being said, it’s always fun to see which posts do the best at encouraging them.

In our end-of-year card mailing out to our advertisers and supporters (watch your mailboxes!) I said 2016 was our best year yet. And it’s true: From our award-winning original reporting to breaking news and profiles of interesting Portlanders — we produced an exciting array of content. And it just so happens that this year’s top 10 represents a solid sampling of the diverse range of stories we cover.

We had about 5 million visits and 9 million pageviews in 2016. And of the 993 stories we posted, here are the ones you read most (according to Google Analytics)…

1) After 83 cars park in Mississippi Ave bike lanes, city issues 83 tickets


2) Springwater path users feel threatened by campers, police say their hands are tied


3) Portland Police arrest woman after she bragged about road rage assault online


4) Portland inks $10 million “Biketown” deal with Nike as title sponsor of bike share system


5) Woman seriously injured after mysterious crash on Columbia Slough path



6) Portland’s best model for population growth without catastrophe is right in front of us


7) Portland police will exchange a U-lock for your cable lock on Sunday


8) Portland’s invisible machine: Behind the scenes at the World Naked Bike Ride


9) Cory Little’s air-powered bike is turning heads (and pedals)


10) Biketown contract forces users to waive their legal rights – unless they act quickly


— Jonathan Maus, (503) 706-8804 – jonathan@bikeportland.org

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A good list, thank you. Happy 2017 y’all.


I notice that a lot of those pieces were penned by the departed Mr. Andersen. If we round up enough subscribers can we rehire Michael to write for bikeportland again? 😉

Andy K

The Chris Lind car-slapping story has over 400 comments

Andy K

So you’re telling me Chris Lind won the popular vote but lost the electoral college.

Jim Lee
Jim Lee

All those smiling faces on number 4 obscure what they were doing on number 10.

Middle of the Road guy
Middle of the Road guy

I would love to see follow ups on those folks that had a pending legal issue at time of publication.