About Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor)

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor)

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

The legacy of Alpenrose Velodrome will live on

Friday, February 26th, 2021

It’s no coincidence that the Giordana Velodrome in Rock Hill, South Carolina bears a striking resemblance to Alpenrose.
(Photo: City of Rock Hill)

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Jobs of the Week: Clever Cycles, Velotech, Traction Works/Fat Tire Farm

Friday, February 26th, 2021

If you want a new gig in the local bike biz, check these fresh opportunities…

Bicycle Mechanic – Clever Cycles

Customer Experience Specialist – Velotech

Suspension Technician – Traction Works Suspension Shop / Fat Tire Farm

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PBOT annual crash report says 2020 was ‘unusual and tragic’

Friday, February 26th, 2021

Crash trends by mode.
(Source: City of Portland)

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Multnomah County Health report documents racial inequities on our streets

Friday, February 26th, 2021

A family bikes up North Williams Avenue in May 2020.
(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

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Curator of Portland’s ‘random bike art’ museum retires from PBOT today

Friday, February 26th, 2021

The handiwork of PBOT Traffic Maintenance Supervisor Kirstin Byer and her crew.[Read more…]

Online open house and survey released for I-5 Bridge replacement project

Thursday, February 25th, 2021

The new effort to replace the I-5 bridge between Portland and Vancouver is well underway. DOTs from Oregon and Washington are pouring money into an immense public outreach/PR campaign and planning process that is so slick it’s scary.

Along with hosting lots of advisory committee meetings and splashing content across multiple social media channels, the folks behind the Interstate Bridge Replacement Program effort have opened an online open house that includes the project’s first public survey.
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Job: Suspension Technician – Traction Works Suspension Shop / Fat Tire Farm

Thursday, February 25th, 2021

Job Title

Suspension Technician – FT Year Round

Company / Organization

Traction Works Suspension Shop / Fat Tire Farm

Job Description

Traction Works is the Northwest’s premier mountain bike suspension service center. We’re a small shop with a highly-skilled staff, and are looking for a full-time mechanic who’ll be able to maintain a high level of work in a fast-paced environment. This is a full-time, year-round position.

Previous bike shop mechanic experience (at least 2 years).
Extensive current knowledge of a wide variety of suspension forks and shocks.
General mechanical aptitude (ability to understand how things work and apply concepts to practice).
Proficiency with at least basic service on Fox and RockShox forks.

How to Apply

Email barry@fattirefarm.com with your resume.

Metro terminates ‘smart city’ data project meant to help count bikes

Thursday, February 25th, 2021

Sample of Replica analysis.

A data project billed as the “next generation urban planning tool” that involved over two years of negotiations between Metro, TriMet, the City of Portland, and Google-owner Alphabet has crashed-and-burned.

On Saturday, Red Tail Media reported that a contract between Metro and Sidewalk Labs to develop the Replica tool for regional use been officially terminated. “A city tech project in Portland with the Sidewalk Labs spin-off leads to accusations, data disputes and ‘damaged trust'” reads the headline, which was then picked up by the BBC on Tuesday. [Read more…]

Please take the 2021 BikePortland Reader Survey

Thursday, February 25th, 2021

We are looking for the best route forward.

Hi everyone.

As we near our 17th spring together, I cannot think of a better time to learn more about who follows our work and how we can do it better. [Read more…]

State of Oregon bike/ped advisory committee looking for two new members

Wednesday, February 24th, 2021

Oregon capitol building.
(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

If you’re looking for a great way to get more involved in advocacy on a statewide level, this could be the opportunity you’ve been waiting for.

The Oregon Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (“ahb-pack”) has started recruitment for two openings to their 8-member group.

The OBPAC was created in 1973 after the passage of the “Bike Bill” to create more public oversight of the Oregon Department of Transportation. Originally known as the “Oregon Bicycle Committee,” the group expanded to recognize walkers in 1995. Since then it has played an important role in keeping ODOT accountable for their active transportation investments.

Here’s the recruitment blurb currently swirling around:[Read more…]