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A victory for bike tourism in Wilsonville: French Prairie Bridge grant approved

Councilors listen to a staff presentation on the project. (Words and photos by Patrick Croasdaile) At their work session last night, the Wilsonville City Council voted to accept a $1.25 million federal grant to perform a feasibility study on the French Prairie Bike-Ped Emergency Bridge over the Willamette River. As we shared last week, this … Read more

‘Cartlandia’ food carts on Springwater Trail opening May 1st

The lot is almost ready.(Photos: Patrick Croasdaile) ‘Cartlandia,’ the bike-centric food cart pod on the Springwater Corridor Trail we told you about back in January, is about to open. I caught up with the man behind the development (who also did the Mississippi Marketplace in North Portland), Roger Goldingay, to get an update and learn … Read more

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PBOT Director Tom Miller lays out perspectives on politics, bicycling

Miller addressed the BAC on Tuesday.(Photo: Patrick Croasdaile) Tom Miller, the former Chief of Staff for Portland Mayor Sam Adams who was appointed Director of the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) back in January, formally introduced himself to the Portland Bicycle Advisory Committee (PBAC) on Tuesday night. His words offered a striking contrast from his … Read more

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Salem Watch: School transportation bill could impact biking/walking

A bill introduced in Salem this morning, HB 3622 (PDF), is being watched by biking and walking advocates for its possible impact on school transportation funding. Authored by Rep. Betty Komp of Woodburn, the bill seeks to revise the method of calculating transportation block grants from the State School Fund distributions by allowing “district school … Read more

Summit panel urges stronger connection between mobility, race, health

The panelists: L to R: Dr. Philip Wu, Olivia Quiroz, Mychal Tetteh, Noelle Dobson.(Photos: BikePortland/Patrick Croasdaile) In recent years, the fields of public health, equity and transportation policy have become increasingly linked. At a breakout session at the Active Transportation Summit yesterday, advocates and experts came together to learn more about why these issues are … Read more

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Bike to Eugene Challenge connects environmental law students to their cause

Lewis & Clark students on last year’s Bike to Eugene Challenge. A group of Environmental Law students from Lewis & Clark College will embark on a one-day, 140-mile trip from Portland to Eugene on March 3, 2011. Their final destination is the 29th annual Public Interest Environmental Law Conference (PIELC) at the University of Oregon. … Read more

Notes from outside the House T&I ‘listening session’ in Vancouver

The view of today’s hearing for many.(Photo: Patrick Croasdaile) At the House of Representatives’ Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure listening session held this morning in Vancouver, WA, many would-be participants never got the chance to be heard. I happened to arrive at the committee meeting 35 minutes early, yet was eight people shy from getting … Read more

New grant allows Community Cycling Center to broaden its reach

[Publisher’s note: Please join me in welcoming our new News Intern Patrick Croasdaile. We’re excited that he has joined our team. This is his first article for BikePortland.] A grant will help the Community Cycling Center continue and expand their work in communities like Hacienda.(Photos: CCC) The northeast Portland based non profit Community Cycling Center … Read more