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

Errant Portland drivers caused $621,000 in damage to traffic signals and lights in 2020

Friday, July 23rd, 2021

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BikePortland Podcast: An interview with Aaron Brown from No More Freeways

Thursday, July 22nd, 2021

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Stressful section of SE Division will get wider bike lanes, safer turns

Thursday, July 22nd, 2021

This bike lane on SE Division at I-205 will be widened with a buffer strip in both directions as part of an ODOT project.

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It’s true! BikePortland has secured its first equity investment

Wednesday, July 21st, 2021

Mike Perham and I at a recent Timbers game.

I’m excited to share that we’ve received our first equity investment. What does that mean? It means that after 16 years, this little upstart media company you’ve helped build finally has some breathing room — and room to grow.

Believe it or not I’ve never had a business plan (shocking, I know). This business started in 2005 with a lot of long hours, love, optimism, hard work, and blind faith. And that’s pretty much been how it’s survived ever since. But everyone has a limit. And I probably would have reached mine by now if not for Mike Perham (@getajobmike on Twitter).

I’m proud to announce that Mike is a new co-owner of Pedaltown Media, Inc., the parent company of BikePortland.
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Iannarone to remain as leader of The Street Trust as org unveils new plan and staffers

Wednesday, July 21st, 2021

New faces at The Street Trust. L to R: Education Director Lindsey Huber, Strategic Partnerships Manager Anouksha Gardner, Member Voice Manager Zeyaad Moussa, Executive Director Sarah Iannarone, Grants and Impact Manager Henry Latourette Miller, Engagement & Events Coordinator Madi Carlson, Policy Transformation Manager André Lightsey-Walker.
(Photo: The Street Trust)

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New $6.6 million carfree path will connect 82nd Ave to PDX Airport terminal

Wednesday, July 21st, 2021

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Opinion: Tell Metro Council we must denormalize freeway widening

Wednesday, July 21st, 2021

Image of family and kids on bikes and sidewalk on overpass with Interstate 5 freeway in the background.

(Photos: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

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Amazing new resource shares all government funding sources available for trails in Oregon

Tuesday, July 20th, 2021

40-Mile Loop volunteer Jim Sjulin at the Quarterly Trails Forum last week.

A retired Portland Parks and Recreation planner has just gifted the transportation community something very, very special.

If you’ve ever tried to secure funding for a trail or path project, or advocate for one, you can relate to the dizzying array of acronyms and information that comes with it. What starts as an exciting idea to create a new bike path, can end up leading you down a rabbit-hole of application deadlines, funding parameters, and clunky government websites. It’s enough to cause premature burnout in even the most hardened advocrat.

Jim Sjulin knows this feeling well. As a retired Parks employee and current volunteer with 40-Mile Loop Land Trust, he’s ferreted his share of funding pots. I was impressed with Sjulin’s excellent work to fund remaining gaps on the Marine Drive bike path, but his latest effort is on a whole nother level.

At the Quarterly Trails Forum hosted by Metro on July 14th, Sjulin shared a spreadsheet with information on every government funding source available for trail projects in Oregon. To the uninitiated, that might not sound like a big deal. But once you browse the document, it’s scope and value become apparent. [Read more…]

‘Enough is enough’: Pedalpalooza riders will join youth climate activists at ODOT protest

Tuesday, July 20th, 2021

(Source: Sunrise PDX)

“Enough is enough!”

Portlander Hami Ramani is pissed. He’s tired of what he sees as a lack of bold action against climate change from the Oregon Department of Transportation and their bosses. To do something about it Ramani has just launched a new ride that will happen this Wednesday (tomorrow, 7/21) to show support for Sunrise Movement PDX and their ongoing protest at ODOT headquarters in downtown Portland.

As you might recall from our story on this protest last month, youth climate activists organized by Sunrise PDX have staged twice-monthly protests outside ODOT Region 1 headquarters on Northwest Flanders. The protests have grown in size in recent weeks. This is in part because the clear evidence of climate change-induced catastrophes is unfolding here in Oregon and in many other places worldwide, as our leaders sit back and rest on incrementalist rhetoric and status quo decision-making. Also fueling these fires are recent decisions by the Oregon Legislature and at Metro to endorse funding policy that will lead to more freeways being built and more cars being driven. [Read more…]

First look: New bike lanes on North Wall between Lombard and Fessenden

Tuesday, July 20th, 2021

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