Sign up for our new Weekly Reader email!

We’ve launched a new, free email newsletter designed to make your news diet a bit more digestible and fun. It comes out every Monday morning and it’s called the Weekly Reader (nostalgically named for the old weekly children’s newsletter Jonathan read as a kid). We’d love to have you on the list.

In the Weekly Reader, you’ll find a recap of the previous week’s stories — and it’s totally fine with us if you want to skim the list and click to find more about the ones that are most interesting to you. Even if you’re a regular visitor of the front page, it’s easy to overlook things sometimes, so this is just another way to make sure you stay in-the-know.

The Weekly Reader also includes a list of upcoming transportation advocacy events and public meetings you might want to put on your calendar for the week ahead. Each week we’ll also share a fun fact, a nugget of local bicycling/transportation history, some fun visuals… you get the idea.

From last week’s email.

Last week we shared some wonky wildlife — three budget charts that have been given silly animal names by ODOT or PBOT staffers (above). Yes, there are grown-ups who lead these august agencies who’ve named sober budget charts things like, “Jaws of Death” and the “Alligator Chart.”

Give last week’s edition a test ride, and if you want to get it Monday morning, just sign up below:

Subscribe to the Weekly Reader

* indicates required

This is just one of several emails we offer. Check them all out and sign up here.

Taylor Griggs

Taylor Griggs

Taylor was BikePortland's staff writer from 2021 to 2023. She currently writes for the Portland Mercury. Contact her at

Notify of

1 Comment
newest most voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Racer X
Racer X
1 year ago

Glad to hear there is a little bit of Portland creativity left in the ‘belly of the [bureaucracy] beast’.

Perhaps BP can offer a weekly prize of a big box of animal crackers to go with the newsletter?