Hi friends and readers.
Because I just got back to my desk after nine days away, I won’t be sharing a Monday Roundup this week. Sorry about that. This column will return next week.
But since I have you on the phone… How are you? I feel like we don’t talk as much as we used to. Beyond just the Covid-induced changes, this site has changed a lot too. In a week or so we will embark on our 17th year. Can you believe that?!
And I say “we” not just as in you and I, but in reference to the small team we are building here. Did you notice that despite me being on a road trip to Utah and Arizona with my family all last week, we still published stories every day and kept the comment conversations going? That was thanks to staffers Taylor Griggs, Maritza Arango, and Lisa Caballero. They stepped up so I could step down. And it sure felt nice not to worry about work for a few days and feel confident BikePortland was in good hands.
If you are a paid subscriber, advertiser, or financial supporter, thank you! Your support makes it possible for us to continue to improve and expand the work we do — and for me to maintain some sanity and perspective by stepping away from the daily churn every once in a while.
As Metro Council candidate Ashton Simpson said in our latest podcast episode, “It’s nice to know that we have a paper that’s dedicated to active transportation.” We agree!
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