About Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor)

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Jonathan Maus is the publisher and editor-in-chief of BikePortland.org.

You can reach him via email at jonathan [at] bikeportland [dot] org. If you have an urgent matter, please use our 24HR Tipline - (503) 706-8804.


Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) Posts

Weekend Event Guide: Surly Day, Harvest Century, Sunday Parkways, and more

Thursday, September 19th, 2019

Portlanders love their Surlys. The company is in town this weekend and wants to party with you.
(Photo: J. Maus/BikePortland)

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Report: Portland transportation emissions ‘increasing dramatically’

Wednesday, September 18th, 2019

(Chart: City of Portland)

A 21-page white paper released today by the Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability says carbon emissions from the transportation sector are “increasing dramatically” and are currently 8% over 1990 levels.[Read more…]

Planning begins on carfree bridge over Columbia Blvd and new path through St. Johns Prairie

Wednesday, September 18th, 2019

Detail of new bridges and path alignment.
(Graphic: Metro)

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Job: Shipping Specialist – Velotech

Wednesday, September 18th, 2019

Job Title

Shipping Specialist

Company / Organization

Velotech

Job Description

JOB OVERVIEW: This position is responsible for picking, packing and shipping
customer orders. Qualified Shipping Specialists also execute product put-away, clean
their work area, execute physical counts, and available for general physical and/or
minor administrative labor.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:
• Pick incoming web orders and warehouse pick up orders
• Pack and ship orders according to supervisor’s guidelines
• Maintain accurate inventory through regular cycle counting
• Assist receiving department with put away of new items
• Maintain a clean and organized workspace
• Assist with any projects, or assist in other departments as instructed by
supervisor
• Perform all duties in a safe manner and report all safety concerns
immediately to supervisor

MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS:
• Wear closed toe shoes at all times in warehouse
• Be able to lift 25lbs above your head without assistance
• Stand for long periods of time
• Be able to lift 50lbs without assistance

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES:
• Excellent communication and organizational skills
• Solid knowledge of cycling products
• Ability to work in a high volume, fast-paced environment
• Ability to work independently or with others to manage multiple task
with minimal supervision.

How to Apply

Please click on the link to apply https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/web.php/jobs/ViewJobDetails?job=4367&clientkey=F102FCECFB43ED66CAD0C8276CB962A9

PBOT to build first ‘alternative pedestrian walkway’ in Cully

Wednesday, September 18th, 2019

The walkway will be on NE 60th from NE Going to Lombard. (Graphic: PBOT)

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Western Bikeworks retail store to close by end of this year

Wednesday, September 18th, 2019

(Photo: J. Maus/BikePortland)

Another large Portland bike retailer has decided to shut down its brick-and-mortar location. Western Bikeworks is set to announce today that their 10,000 square foot shop on the corner of Northwest 17th and Lovejoy will close before the end of this year.

Jay Torborg, CEO of Western Bikeworks’ parent company Velotech Inc, told us via email yesterday that the move comes as their lease is up for renewal and they’ve decided to prioritize their online business. “The expected future costs of operating the store have cast doubt on our ability to operate this store profitably,” he shared. [Read more…]

Biking could score big in Metro’s latest ‘flexible funds’ offering

Tuesday, September 17th, 2019

One of the projects on the list would add a new signal, sidewalks, and a multi-use path to the sketchy intersection of NE Columbia and Cully/Alderwood Road.
(Photos: J. Maus/BikePortland)

It’s that time again when our regional elected government needs help deciding which transportation projects to fund with a pot of federal dollars known as regional flexible funds. This opportunity only comes around once every three years, so it’s a golden opportunity to nab some cash for important projects.
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Clara Honsinger snags podium spot in World Cup cyclocross opener

Monday, September 16th, 2019

Portlander Clara Honsinger (Team S&M) enjoyed her first Elite Women’s World Cup podium at Jinglecross in Iowa on Saturday.
(Photos: Drew Coleman)

“Incredible. This was absolutely a surprise. For anyone who’s been watching her rise through the ranks this is something you dream of happening you just don’t expect it to happen so soon.” [Read more…]

A big week for climate change

Monday, September 16th, 2019

In case you haven’t heard, this Friday (9/20) is the big Climate Strike in Portland and around the world. Inspired by 16-year-old Greta Thunberg and other youth organizers, the event aims to get people to stop talking about climate change and start taking action.

Friday’s event will kickoff with a rally at City Hall followed by a festival on the east side of the river in a lot just south of OMSI. We expect a huge turnout with many cycling activists taking part as there’s (not surprisingly) a ton of overlap between people who fight for transportation reform and those who fight for the environment.
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An auto user killed a man walking in Cully neighborhood

Monday, September 16th, 2019

NE 45th and Lombard/Portland Hwy.

Sunday night around 8:00 pm someone who was walking in the Cully neighborhood near the intersection of Northeast 45th and Lombard died in a collision with someone driving a car. This is the third fatality in the Columbia/Lombard corridor in 2019 and it comes as the Portland Bureau of Transportation is working on a plan to improve conditions in the area.[Read more…]