About Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor)

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor)

Jonathan Maus is BikePortland's editor, publisher and founder. Contact him at @jonathan_maus on Twitter, via email at maus.jonathan@gmail.com, or phone/text at 503-706-8804. Also, if you read and appreciate this site, please become a supporter.


Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) Posts

Whoever you are for — or against — please vote!

Monday, May 16th, 2022

The future of our planet and city depend on your vote.
(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

Now is not the time to detach from democracy. In fact, it’s time to engage.

I know there’s a lot of news that feels overwhelming in its heaviness and heartache right now — on a local, regional, statewide, national, and global scale. But if we don’t vote, we lose touch completely and we let other people — often those with more power and money and privilege — decide the direction of our city, region, state, country, and world.

If you haven’t already, please crack that voter’s guide that’s on your kitchen table and take the time to vote. There are a lot of voting guides out there from other news sources (Google is your friend), so there’s really no excuse to not have a basic sense of who the candidates are and what positions are open.

Remember: Election day is tomorrow, Tuesday May 17th. [Read more…]

Show us your Greatest Cargo Load Ever and win prizes and entry to Disaster Relief Trials

Monday, May 16th, 2022

Backpack, basket, and a Burley… not bad!
(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

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The Monday Roundup: Biniam Girmay, a city for cars, illegal squats, and more

Monday, May 16th, 2022

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Portland Mayor says plan to reduce car trips by making them cost more is ‘tone deaf’

Friday, May 13th, 2022

Mayor Wheeler speaking at Wednesday’s city council meeting.

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Oregon’s bike tax revenue has nearly doubled since 2018

Friday, May 13th, 2022

Bikes in a bike shop in the background and a chart showing Oregon Bike Tax revenue 2018-2022 in the fore.

(Source: Oregon Department of Revenue)

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Birders will use bikes to find more species along Columbia Slough

Friday, May 13th, 2022

A heron at the side of a river and two men in inset photo looking at the sky.

A heron in the Columbia Slough – Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland. Inset photo: Ryan Gilpin and Thomas Meinzen – Courtesy Columbia Slough Watershed Council

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Blumenauer’s new ‘REC Act’ has huge upside for Mt. Hood, Gorge cycling

Thursday, May 12th, 2022

A dirt road in the forest with a snow-capped peak of Mt. Hood in the background.

Mt. Hood from Barlow Road.
(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

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City crews remove large number of bicycles from street encampment on SE Alder

Wednesday, May 11th, 2022

Truck with people loading bicycles and bike parts into it from a pile on the sidewalk.

Crews from Rapid Response move bikes from the sidewalk on SE Alder near 30th.
(Photos: Taylor Griggs/BikePortland)

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PBOT launches modal advisory committee reform effort

Tuesday, May 10th, 2022

Many people sitting at desks in a circle in a conference room.

Great committees take work to manage and participate in, but the payoff can be huge.
(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

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Collision on SE Powell at 50th results in death of e-motorcycle rider

Monday, May 9th, 2022

Aerial Google Maps view of SE 50th and Powell.

Aerial view of SE 50th and Powell.

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