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

Portland’s fantastic fall colors are a respite in anxious times

Wednesday, October 28th, 2020

Riding through Ladds Addition is other-worldly at certain times of the day.
(Photos: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)


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ODOT won’t commit to healthy air quality for Harriet Tubman Middle School students

Tuesday, October 27th, 2020

“‘Improve’ [air quality] is not the standard we want… You could have technically an improvement, but it could be immaterial and the air is still not safe for and healthy for children.”
— Julia Brim-Edwards, Portland Public Schools Board member

Why an expansion of I-5 matters to Portland Public Schools (Harriet Tubman Middle School outlined in red).
(Graphic: Portland State University)

Even though drivers on Interstate 5 through north Portland already emit unhealthy levels of toxic gases from their cars and trucks, the Oregon Department of Transportation wants to widen it and bring those vehicles even closer to the kids who attend Harriet Tubman Middle School.
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Mayoral candidate Sarah Iannarone addresses off-street path safety concerns

Tuesday, October 27th, 2020

A rider on the Springwater Corridor path.
(Photo: Michael Andersen/BikePortland)

During a live, online conversation with a supporter Monday evening, mayoral candidate Sarah Iannarone was asked how she’d address safety concerns and homeless camping on the Springwater Corridor path — an issue that has challenged Portland leaders for nearly a decade.

The interview was with Portland-based attorney Alan Kessler. Kessler asked Iannarone to repeat an answer about the issue he overheard her share at a recent open house hosted by “cycling lawyers” (who he described as “the lycra folks who go on fast carbon fiber bikes and go for long rides”). [Read more…]

Job: Warehouse Worker – Castelli/Sportful USA

Monday, October 26th, 2020

Job Title

WAREHOUSE WORKER

Company / Organization

Castelli/Sportful USA

Job Description

Castelli/Sportful USA is seeking a temporary Warehouse Worker for our warehouse in NE Portland. The position performs various warehouse functions (picking, packing, shipping, receiving, etc.). Applicants should be highly motivated with an attention to detail and a team player. We expect this position to be approximately 40 hours per week through December 2020 and could become a full-time position after that.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Picking and packing orders correctly, quickly, and efficiently
• Shipping orders using UPS/FedEx shipping software
• Receiving inbound products and putting away on shelves
• Keeping warehouse neat and clean
• Helping with physical inventory counts
• Processing returns from customers
• Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS
• Must be detail oriented and organized
• Must have a positive attitude and be highly motivated
• Must be punctual and maintain a good attendance record
• Comfortable working in a fast-paced work environment
• Ability to multi-task

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
• High School Diploma
• 1-2 years Warehouse experience
• Basic PC skills, Word, Excel, Outlook
• Use of UPS Worldship/FedEx Ship Manager a plus

Our office/warehouse is in the Hollywood/Laurelhurst district of NE Portland and close to MAX and bike routes. Full-time positions offer competitive salary, health care, 401k, profit sharing, PTO, and a generous product allowance.
Castelli/Sportful is a premium cycling apparel manufacturer, with world headquarters in Italy and US headquarters in Portland, OR. We operate two apparel brands: Castelli and Sportful. We have a history of product innovation and performance that goes back over 75 years. Our products have been used by Tour de France winners, World Champions and Olympic Gold Medalists.

The Castelli/Sportful team strives to create an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity. Companies that are diverse in age, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, ethnicity, and perspective are proven to be better companies. More importantly, creating an environment where everyone, from any background, can do their best work is the right thing to do. We welcome all applicants.

How to Apply

Please send resumes to Mike Sheppard, Director of Operations at msheppard@castelli-us.com

The Monday Roundup: SUV tax in France, scary streets in Bogotá, too many bikes in Amsterdam

Monday, October 26th, 2020

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First ‘Bike the Vote’ ride set for Tuesday

Friday, October 23rd, 2020

Lulu Johnson knows how important it is to vote.
(Photo: Kiel Johnson)

This election has many of us on edge. And what better activity to help our moods than a bike ride? Especially one that combines our election enthusiasm with cycling.

Portlander and creative bike activist extraordinaire Kiel Johnson is organizing a ‘Bike the Vote’ ride that will be a combination get-out-the-vote and political advertising campaign. Riders will slow-roll through neighborhoods to remind folks to vote while their bicycles will be adorned with political signs of all stripes.

“While the ride is non-political,” Johnson shared with us, “you are welcome to decorate your bike with signs of campaigns you support and we will have some signs on hand as well.”[Read more…]

Leader of ODOT Climate Office: ‘We’re moving in the complete wrong direction’

Friday, October 23rd, 2020

Uh oh.
(Source: ODOT Climate Office)

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TriMet details $558 million in bus rapid transit projects included in Measure 26-218

Thursday, October 22nd, 2020

(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

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SW Portland’s top priority, $26 million project clears final hurdle

Thursday, October 22nd, 2020

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Portland is rebuilding a neighborhood destroyed by highways and racist land-use policies

Wednesday, October 21st, 2020

How it started. How it’s going (note the bikeways in green).
(Source: Portland Bureau of Planning & Sustainability)

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