Opinion: 16 years after Portland’s ‘urgent’ Freeway Loop study, where has our boldness gone?

The year was 2005, and the tone was urgent. “Clearly, the I-5/405 Freeway Loop needs immediate attention.” “To keep the I-5/405 Freeway Loop viable, planning and design for improvements must begin now.” “We are at a very critical juncture. It’s time to move forward.” The blue ribbon Freeway Loop Advisory Group (FLAG), appointed by former … Read more

Buffered Bike Lane with a bike symbol and arrow pointing forward

A critique of a police statement that blames victim of serious collision

A man is in the hospital with serious injuries following a collision Tuesday night in Clark County. It happened while he was bicycling on a major street in Vancouver about six miles north of Portland. Only 12 hours after it happened the Clark County Sheriff’s Office released a statement that is very troubling. Laced with … Read more