About 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

PBOT has a new strategy to tame east Portland’s deadly arterials

Thursday, November 29th, 2018

PBOT shared this concept of 122nd Avenue at a recent open house.

A new program from the Portland Bureau of Transportation has quietly emerged as the agency’s latest attempt to make progress on our deadliest streets.

I stumbled across the East Portland Arterial Streets Strategy (EPASS) while on PBOT’s website a few weeks ago and have now learned a bit more about what we can expect from it.
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With goal of less driving, Portland unveils 20 ‘Northwest in Motion’ projects

Thursday, November 29th, 2018

Old, exposed rails on NW 15th Avenue are just one of many barriers to biking in northwest PBOT wants to remove.
(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

The Portland Bureau of Transportation has released a list of 20 projects they’d like to build in northwest Portland and now it’s your turn to visit the online open house and give them feedback.
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New sculpture in downtown Portland will celebrate Oregon’s ‘Bike Bill’

Thursday, November 29th, 2018

The silhouette comes into focus as you shift views.
(Drawings by PSU School of Architecture)

50 years after a Portland State University professor helped spark a statewide cycling movement, a new sculpture will be erected to celebrate his work.
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No More Freeways coalition requests more time for feedback on environmental impacts of I-5 expansion

Wednesday, November 28th, 2018

The proposed elements of the I-5 Rose Quarter project. Yellow lines are new freeway lanes.

A coalition with concerns over the State of Oregon’s planned $450 million expansion of Interstate 5 through Portland’s Rose Quarter have requested more time to consider the project’s environmental impacts.
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Job: Mechanic Part or Full Time Seasonal – RecumbentPDX

Wednesday, November 28th, 2018

Job Title

Mechanic Part or Full Time Seasonal

Company / Organization

RecumbentPDX

Job Description

RecumbentPDX is looking for full and part-time seasonal mechanics who love high-end builds and serving interesting customers. We are a recumbent specialty shop with a mission to get our customers out on the road in laid-back style.

Experience with 2- or 3-wheel recumbents, pedal-electric conversions and wheel building are plusses, but wrenching skills are transferable and training is provided. Enthusiasm is required as well as patience to solve complex fittings and builds.

Competitive wages, weekend hours required.

How to Apply

Please send us an email! Please include work experience, availability and salary expectations. Lastly, please let us know what's the coolest thing you noticed on our website www.recumbentpdx.com, Facebook (www.facebook.com/recumbentpdx) or You Tube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXSMOZB0Syzw4RY9n5Zp_WA)

Marine Drive gets buffered bike lanes and new path into Kelley Point Park

Wednesday, November 28th, 2018

New path funded by a tax on heavy trucks.
(Photos: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

The 40-Mile Loop is now slightly larger thanks to a new path near the entrance to Kelley Point Park.[Read more…]

Job: Director of Bureau Planning and Sustainability – City of Portland

Tuesday, November 27th, 2018

Job Title

Director of Bureau Planning and Sustainability

Company / Organization

City of Portland, Oregon

Job Description

Wanted: Bold new leader
The City of Portland is seeking a dynamic new director for the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability.

This position provides local and global leadership on climate justice, cutting edge sustainable practices, and 21st-century urban design and long range planning. We are looking for a bold thinker and world-class strategist with a big heart, who shares our mission — and sense of urgency — to shape the future of Portland and advance climate protection for a more prosperous, healthy, equitable and resilient city. Closing date: December 17, 2018

How to Apply

http://www.leadingportland.com

A fatal crash on North Willamette was fueled by reckless and drunk driving

Tuesday, November 27th, 2018

Just a few yards beyond this sign is where Calum Breitenberg lost control of his car and killed someone.
(Photos: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

Just after 11:00 pm on November 15th, 23-year-old Calum Breitenberg got into his Volvo sedan and drove northwest on Willamette Boulevard toward St. Johns. He had been drinking. A lot.
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The Monday Roundup: Extinction Rebellion, why words matter, light rail parking fail, and more

Monday, November 26th, 2018

Welcome back from the long holiday weekend. I’ve been out of town for a week and I’m eager to get back to work!

Here are the most notable stories we came across in the past seven days (thanks to all the readers who sent in links)…

Light rail parking fail: Sightline’s Michael Andersen dissects the absurdity of TriMet’s plans to spend $168 million on free auto parking along the SW Corridor light rail line — twice as much as it will spend on affordable housing.
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Portland’s e-scooter pilot ends tomorrow (and that’s too bad)

Monday, November 19th, 2018

The sun is about to set on scooters.
(Photos: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

It was fun while it lasted.
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