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Guest editorial: Riding with courtesy in a city of bikes

Friday, April 3rd, 2009

Roger Geller
(Photo © J. Maus)

[Editor’s note: This guest editorial was written by Roger Geller, Bicycle Coordinator for the City of Portland.]

“What does it mean to be exemplary? To me it means the two “C’s” of cycling: Courtesy and confidence.”

In the past week I’ve been noticing harbingers of spring: flowering magnolia, daffodils in full bloom, tulips beginning to push their way up, birds early in the morning, sun later in the evenings, and, on especially nice days, a city beginning to pop with bicycling. We are approaching Portland’s high bicycle season.[Read more…]

Roger Geller explains PDOT’s position, plans for bike safety improvements

Thursday, November 1st, 2007

Roger Geller
(Photo: Jonathan Maus)

[We’ve heard from the local media, we’ve heard from the Police Bureau, we’ve heard from the BTA, and we’ve heard from the community (through hundreds of comments on various websites and blogs). Now, in this guest article, PDOT bike coordinator Roger Geller shares an in-depth analysis of how the City of Portland Office of Transportation plans to improve bike safety through re-engineering and enhancing dangerous intersections.

Please note, all hyperlinks, callout quotes and some paragraph formatting are the work of the editor (me), not Mr. Geller.][Read more…]