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The Monday Roundup

“Streets that prioritize biking and walking and include amenities like bike lanes and pedestrian plazas have been proven to boost retail sales by 10-25 percent.”— Statement by Transportation Alternatives Here’s the news and other interesting stuff that caught our eyes this past week… – An article from Bill McKibben Rolling Stone discusses the terrifying new … Read more


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The Monday Roundup

“…these data suggest that warning patients who are medically unfit to drive may reduce the risk of road crashes…”— Statement by researchers at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre Here’s the news and other interesting stuff that caught our eyes this past week… – Local Portland businessman Chris King recently visited the White House to talk about … Read more


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The Monday Roundup

“…although traffic accidents remain a major public safety problem, the biggest killer of people ages 5 to 34, vehicle travel is far safer than it was a few decades ago.”— The New York Times Here’s the news and other interesting stuff that caught our eyes this past week… – The Wall Street Journal takes a … Read more


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The Monday Roundup

“Finding beer on a bike in Portland is about as hard as finding a duty-free shop in an airport.”–BikesnobNYC on the Hop in the Saddle book Welcome back from the weekend. Here’s the news and other interesting stuff that caught our eyes this past week… – Support for building more roads for cars is falling … Read more


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ODOT, State Police go extra mile for safety on Cycle Oregon

[BikePortland contributor Will Vanlue is on the Cycle Oregon ride this week. This is his latest dispatch.] Plenty of cones help keep things safe as Cycle Oregon riders roll down Highway 97.(Photos by Will Vanlue) Cycle Oregon’s mission of helping the economies of Oregon’s rural communities keeps the route, for the most part, on quiet … Read more


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The Monday Roundup

“I’m try[ing] to catch up on my work and you know I keep my eyes on the road, but I’m a busy man.”–Toronto Mayor Rob Ford after being asked if he reads while driving Here’s the news and other interesting stuff that caught our eyes this past week… – Amidst the controversy of the USADA’s … Read more


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The Monday Roundup

This week’s Monday Roundup is brought to you by the 10th annual Harvest Century, a benefit for Community Vision, coming September 30th. Here’s the news and other interesting stuff that caught our eyes this past week… – A surgeon in Baton Rouge, Louisiana got caught in gridlock while driving into work. Being late wasn’t an … Read more


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The Monday Roundup

“…you are at about as much risk of being hit by a stray bullet as you are for falling off your bike, but I don’t hear the politicians demanding that everybody wear bulletproof vests. Let’s stop blaming the victim and fix this.”— Lloyd Alter, TreeHugger Here’s the news and other interesting stuff that caught our … Read more


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The Monday Roundup

“Evidence suggests that having more cyclists on the road decreases the proportion who are involved in accidents, so more people taking up cycling makes it safer. Introducing a measure which is guaranteed both to get more people on bikes and make sure drivers understand cycling is a no-brainer.”— Tom Richards, The Guardian Here’s the news … Read more