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Taylor has been a BikePortland's staff writer since November 2021. She has also written for Street Roots and Eugene Weekly. Contact her at taylorgriggswriter@gmail.com


Taylor Griggs (Staff Writer) Posts

Throttle, theft, and insurance: Answers to three of your e-bike buying questions

Thursday, January 6th, 2022

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Commissioner Hardesty asks supporters for feedback on priorities, accomplishments

Wednesday, January 5th, 2022

Hardesty with PBOT Director Chris Warner at Ned Flanders Crossing opening in June 2021.
(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

Portland Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty has opened up a survey that asks her supporters how she should prioritize her efforts in 2022. Among the eight options to choose from are, “Climate Change and Reducing Harmful Carbon Emissions” and “Transportation and Pedestrian/Bike Safety.”

While those two seem to have the most direct implications for readers of this site, all of them have a major impact on the experience of anyone biking around the city.

The survey (which is a campaign tool and requires respondents to share an email address) also includes a list of achievements and then asks which of them she should “protect and expand”. Transportation policy items on the list include: “Daylighting 300+ Street Corners”, “Transformation of 82nd Ave”, and “Implement Pricing Options for Equitable Mobility”. We covered Hardesty’s daylighting investment back in November. The “transformation” of 82nd she references has to do with the $80 million in funding granted to the City of Portland to upgrade the arterial and take over ownership from the Oregon Department of Transportation. The other transportation accomplishment she mentions is POEM, the Portland Bureau of Transportation’s set of recommendations aimed at making driving more expensive that was adopted by City Council last fall.

And just like her list of priorities, all of the achievements listed by Commissioner Hardesty — policing, public health, denser housing, energy grants — have strong connections to bicycling and mobility. [Read more…]

PBOT seeks six new members for Central City in Motion Working Group

Tuesday, January 4th, 2022

This (under construction) bikeway on Naito Parkway is part of the Central City in Motion Plan.
(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

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Thoughts on trains while traveling on a train

Tuesday, January 4th, 2022

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Colorado’s new transportation reform rules could serve as an example for Oregon

Tuesday, December 28th, 2021

A bike route sign in Greenwood Village, Colorado.
(Photos: Taylor Griggs/BikePortland)

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2040 Freight Plan survey is now open and awaits your feedback

Monday, December 20th, 2021

A bike rider shares southbound N Greeley Avenue with a truck driver, before the new protected path was installed.
(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

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What’s holding back the e-bike boom? Research, safety, and bias

Friday, December 17th, 2021

people outside a bike shop test-riding bikes

Customers of the E-Bike Store in north Portland prep for a test ride.
(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

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County advisory committee fights for non-car space on Burnside Bridge amid budget cuts

Tuesday, December 14th, 2021

(Source: Multnomah County)

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Move these! We dare you! PBOT’s latest traffic calming tool makes good on ‘Slow Streets’ promise

Monday, December 13th, 2021

That’s one serious traffic calming feature. View is looking west on Bryant across Greeley.
(Photos: Seth Sokol)

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ODOT eyes $52 million for EV infrastructure, with a notable nod to e-bikes

Friday, December 10th, 2021

E-bikes could revolutionize our transportation system — if we let them.
(Photos of bike charging station at OMSI by Shawne Martinez)

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