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‘Words matter’: Guest statement condemning anti-Asian hate and bias incidents

Wednesday, March 17th, 2021

(Photos: Richa Poudyal – Screen grab from Oregon Legislative Information System / Duncan Hwang – Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

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Guest Article: Teaching resilience through bike repair classes

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2020

A student in the Community Cycling Center’s STEM Bike Class.
(Photo: CCC)

Publisher’s note: This article was written by Riley Gabriel, a program mechanic at the Community Cycling Center.[Read more…]

Bikes, Bridges and Bullet Trains: Riding Japan’s Shimanami Kaido route

Tuesday, June 4th, 2019

Dedicated bike path that connects to the Kurushima Kaikyo bridge.
(Photos: Robert Pickett)

Robert Pickett, a former (and future!) Portland resident and member of the Portland Police Bureau Bicycle Patrol Unit, is currently serving as a U.S. diplomat stationed with his wife and two daughters in Sapporo, Japan.

“Its the best ride in Japan—let me know if you end up doing it and want some company.” High praise from my boss — a taciturn triathlete with an eye for art and nature, and many years living in Japan. I figured I’d better ride the Shimanami Kaido sometime before the end of my time here.[Read more…]

Better Block’s ‘Project Pathway’ program now formally integrated into PSU curriculum

Friday, May 31st, 2019

The plaza on SW 3rd (left) and Better Naito are Better Block’s biggest successes. (Photos: J. Maus/BikePortland)

This story was written by Malia Knapp-Rossi, a Master of Urban and Regional Planning candidate at Portland State University and intern with Better Block PDX.

Better Block PDX is excited to announce that Portland State University’s Transportation Research and Education Center (TREC) has adopted the Project Pathway program.
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