About Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor)

Jonathan Maus is the publisher and editor-in-chief of BikePortland.org.

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Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) Posts

Eastside business group raises red flag on Central City in Motion plan

Wednesday, September 12th, 2018

Formerly home to heavy industry, the Central Eastside Industrial District is changing fast. Will its streets keep up?
(Photos: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

The Central Eastside Industrial Council (CEIC) says the city’s plan to update streets in the central city is moving too fast. The nonprofit is also urging its members to voice concerns over the potential loss of 250 auto parking spaces and fewer lanes for driving. [Read more…]

$1 million approved for next phase of Gateway Green bike park

Wednesday, September 12th, 2018

The money follows a first year of strong demand and a successful partnership with nonprofit partners.
(Photos: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

In a nod to its success and a commitment to create local off-road riding opportunities, the City of Portland has committed another $1 million to Gateway Green. [Read more…]

Job: Web Developer – Alta Planning + Design

Tuesday, September 11th, 2018

Job Title

Web Developer

Company / Organization

Alta Planning + Design

Job Description

Alta Planning + Design, Inc. is an international consulting firm with a mission to create active communities. We specialize in bicycle, pedestrian, trail, park, greenway, and roadway planning, design, and implementation, in addition to outreach and education programs.

OVERVIEW

This web developer will be responsible for creating and maintaining websites (both standard and CMS) and other interactive web products. Websites may include web-map elements, and should be mobile-optimized, accessible, and localizable. Candidates should be committed to continual learning of new tools and methods; Alta will support ongoing training and professional development. We are looking to fill this position in our Portland office, but we are open to discussing other locations with the right candidate.

RESPONSIBILITIES + TASKS
Responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

-Collaborating with graphic designers to create and develop responsive websites from project specifications, design guidelines, sitemaps, wireframes, and website mockups.
-Integrate geospatial data that was developed by Alta’s GIS team using ESRI products into websites
-Coordinating with internal and external stakeholders including developing budgets, timelines, and appropriately planning resources to ensure timely and appropriately secure project deliverables.
-Excellent communication and project management skills. Ability to explain the web development process to non-technical/technical colleagues and clients, and walk them through the decision making and scoping process.

REQUIREMENTS
This position requires a combination of skills and experience including, but not limited to:

-3+ years of professional front-end development experience.
-Solid understanding of HTML, CSS (familiar with either SASS/LESS), and Javascript (familiar with ES6)
-Strong understanding of modern web development principles (grids, responsive design, progressive web applications) and/or frameworks
-Ability to develop & consume RESTful services for dynamic sites and web mapping.
-Ability to convert geospatial data from different sources (e.g. Shapefiles to GeoJSON) as well as comfortable working with web mapping frameworks (Google Maps API, Leaflet, Mapbox, or others)
-Ability to work with graphic designers to convert designs into functioning websites, including basic Photoshop/Illustrator skills
-Strong proficiency in at least one CMS technology (e.g. WordPress/Drupal) with the ability to manage setup and hosting, develop dynamic templates and custom themes, and maintenance on updates and load times
-Ability to program in one or more server-side languages (Nodejs, Go, PHP, Ruby, Python etc) with the desire to learn more as needed
-Experience with setting up websites on various web-hosting providers (DreamHost, MediaTemple, GoDaddy), basic server maintenance and troubleshooting, and domain renewals/transfers/certification
-Awareness of accessibility issues and guidelines, and commitment to making ADA compliant websites/apps
-Keep up-to-date with current and emerging web technologies.

PREFERRED SKILLS + CERTIFICATIONS
There are a number of additional skills and experience that would be beneficial to this position (but not required) including, but not limited to:

-Proficiency with a full stack framework (Ruby on Rails, Django, CakePHP, Laravel etc) a strong plus
-Experience with build tools such as Webpack, Parcel, Gulp, or Grunt.
-Proficiency with a SQL based database (MySQL, PostgreSQL or SQLite)
-Experience with billable-hours work as freelancer/consultant
-Experience as an in-house web developer
-Enthusiasm about Alta’s mission to create active communities

How to Apply

To apply, please upload a resume and a cover letter, telling us why you’re interested in this position and why you’d be a good fit at Alta. Please include a link to a portfolio website, GitHub account, and/or other repository of coding samples in your application materials. Due to the high volume of applicants we will not be able to respond to email or phone inquiries.

Apply here: https://bit.ly/2oXwSMK

Job: National Inside Sales and Customer Service – HGNR/Dumonde Tech

Tuesday, September 11th, 2018

Job Title

Bicycle National Inside Sales and Customer Service

Company / Organization

HGNR the exclusive distributor of Dumonde Tech bicycle products

Job Description

Bicycle National Inside Sales and Customer Service
Full-time employment
Location: St. John’s (North Portland, OR)

HGNR Inc. is the exclusive distributor of Dumonde Tech bicycle products in the U.S. We are hiring a full time Inside Sales and Customer Service Rep.

Reports To: President, HGNR Inc.

Job Overview: The National Sales Rep’s (NSR) primary role is the selling of Dumonde Tech bicycle products. A successful NSR will maintain and grow current dealer orders and solicit new dealers with the goal of increasing annual company revenue. With the guidance of the President the NSR will also maintain sub distributor relationships and as needed recommend new sub distributor opportunities.

Responsibilities and Duties:
• Sell HGNR distributed product to current and new dealers.
• Increase current dealer order volume and solicit new dealers.
• Promote product through promotional opportunities (events, teams, bicycle organizations) and sponsorships.
• Be the product expert for dealers and consumers.
• Attend trade shows and local bicycle events as needed.
• Keep current with competition and trends in the bicycle lubricant market.

Qualifications:
• Minimum HS graduate, post-secondary education a plus.
• 3+ years sales and/or customer service experience. Bicycle or outdoor specialty retail industry a plus.
• Excellent verbal/phone communication skills.
• Comfortable soliciting new business in a professional and courteous manner.
• Strong written communication skills (primarily via email). Marketing writing skills a plus.
• Proficiency in Microsoft Windows, Word and Excel and other common software.
• Energetic, positive thinker, reliable, competitive yet caring.
• Bicycle mechanic certifications or experience a plus but not required.
• Valid driver’s license.
• Able to lift 50 lbs. Trade show attendance can also require extended periods of standing.

SALARY and HOURS:
Starting salary: $31,200; with performance bonus’ available after the first year. Ultimate earning range is $35,000 to $45,000 per year.
Hours: Mon. through Fri., 40 hours a week. Weekends occasionally required.
Vacation: 4 weeks paid vacation after one year, 2 weeks floating and 2 weeks at the end of December 2019.

How to Apply

TO APPLY: Please provide letter of interest & resume by e-mail to jobs@hgnr.com

There are crossing flags at a NE Portland intersection

Tuesday, September 11th, 2018

Lo and behold, it’s a “neighborhood safe crossing flag.” (Photos: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

Someone who lives in the Concordia neighborhood is so concerned about the crossing of NE 32nd and Killingsworth that they took it upon themselves place crossing flags on both sides of the intersection.
[Read more…]

At 122nd Avenue event, Eudaly touts potential of ‘transportation done right’

Monday, September 10th, 2018

Commissioner Chloe Eudaly (in blue) walks across 122nd Avenue at Stanton with former political rival Steve Novick, TriMet COO Maurice Henderson (left), County Commissioner Jessica Vega Pederson, and PBOT Interim Director Chris Warner (back).

“The power of transportation isn’t just in getting people from place-to-place. When we get transportation right, we can accomplish so much more.
— Chloe Eudaly, Commissioner

Portland City Commissioner Chloe Eudaly officially became in charge of the transportation bureau less than one week ago. But that didn’t stop her from showing up at a ribbon-cutting event this morning in east Portland. In a brief speech to mark the completion of the first phase of the 122nd Avenue Plan, Eudaly made it clear this oft-neglected part of our city would be a priority for her office. She also coined the phrase, “Transportation done right,” while listing several ways great streets can make a positive impact on Portland.

Eudaly was joined this morning by PBOT Interim Director Chris Warner, TriMet Chief Operating Officer Maurice Henderson, Multnomah County Commissioner Jessica Vega Pederson, and former City Commissioner Steve Novick. [Read more…]

The Monday Roundup: Houston has a problem, old maps, scooter laws, and more

Monday, September 10th, 2018


Welcome to another Monday in paradise.

This week’s Roundup is sponsored by Efficient Velo Tools: 40,000 users agree – the Safe Zone Helmet Mirror can’t be beat for riding safety. Support a Portland business and try a Safe Zone!

Here are the most noteworthy items that came across our desk in the past seven days…

Scooter safety: A widely-shared Washington Post story chronicles a major increase in ER visits from people riding scooters.
[Read more…]

Get ready for another Springwater path closure

Friday, September 7th, 2018

Closure will be from September 17-28.

TriMet has just announced a temporary closure of the Springwater Corridor path:[Read more…]

First look at PBOT’s latest bike traffic circle

Friday, September 7th, 2018

Traffic circles for cycling are a thing in Portland now.
(Photos: Jonathan Maus)

Portland traffic engineers and planners have a new favorite treatment when two bike routes intersect: a traffic circle!
[Read more…]

Guest post: Time to design streets with the ‘Worst Portlander’ in mind

Friday, September 7th, 2018

(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

We received this open letter to Mayor Ted Wheeler via email yesterday. The source is a longtime Portlander and former land-use planner who requested to remain anonymous.
[Read more…]