Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor)

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor)

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NW Trail Alliance hires first-ever executive director

The Northwest Trail Alliance has hired its first-ever full-time, salaried executive director. Lisa Olivares has over two decades of nonprofit management experience and holds a Master of Urban Planning degree the group says will help them, “move into new areas of land stewardship and trail building.” The Portland-based nonprofit that maintains, builds, and lobbies for … Read more

Biked & Mic’d! at Bridge Pedal

Many of you already saw my photos and reflections from Bridge Pedal on Sunday. While out there I was also working on a brand new thing: interviews by bike. It’s a thing I’ve been wanting to do for years, but has taken some time to get the headspace and gear to the point where it … Read more

Jobs of the Week: Black Magic Paint, Velotech, Salmonberry Trail Foundation

Need a new job? Want a better job? We’ve got three fresh opportunities for you to consider. Learn more about each one via the links below… – Production/Shop Assistant – Black Magic Paint – Shipping Specialist – Velotech, Inc. – Executive Director – Salmonberry Trail Foundation For a complete list of available jobs, click here. … Read more

The Monday Roundup: Eurocentrism, congestion pricing, cellphone laws, and more

Welcome to the week. Here are the most notable stories our writers and readers came across in the past seven days… Process or progress?*: An op-ed from Streetsblog Mass is very relevant to Portland and it touched off a firestorm when its author criticized the approach of northern European cities because they don’t engage enough … Read more

Bridge Pedal and the dream of Portland

I did Bridge Pedal again this morning for the first time in 12 years. And it was dreamy. I used to do this massive event every year, but I got tired of the bottlenecks and the chaos. Or maybe I just became jaded. But I’ve felt a renewed sense of wonder and excitement about Portland’s … Read more

Local e-bike advocates press on after losing out in Biden climate bill

The bill isn’t a complete loss for bike advocates, and there’s an expectation they’ll have another swing at the ball before the end of this year. The much-ballyhooed, $369 billion Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) that’s on its way to President Biden’s desk as I write this, is an unprecedented win on the front of the … Read more

PBOT releases plan for bike lane around Elk Fountain statue

After months of speculation and back-and-forth at City Hall, the Portland Bureau of Transportation just announced they will stripe a bike lane on SW Main between 3rd and 4th avenues. This is the block where the Thompson Elk Fountain and statue had lived before it was removed following damage it sustained during protests. There was … Read more

Beaverton gets $2 million grant for ‘Downtown Loop’ project

A major project that could completely redesign Beaverton’s downtown loop has received its first injection of financial support thanks to the federal government. On Wednesday, U.S. House Representative Suzanne Bonamici and Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley announced a $2 million grant for the Downtown Loop project. The funding comes just five months after a … Read more

Beware of a dangerous bump as you approach Blumenauer Bridge

Note: I’m well aware that some Portlanders (especially some who work for the City of Portland) think that I complain too much. I understand why folks think that, and I totally understand why. I’m also not ashamed of it. I think that’s part of the important role BikePortland plays in this community: To point out … Read more