The Monday Roundup: Cities without cars, The Paris Way, headwind cycling, and more

Posted on January 21st, 2020 at 9:01 am.

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Weekend Event Guide: Clothing swap, warehouse sale, King Kong Classic, and more

Posted on January 16th, 2020 at 12:18 pm.

Smiling improves the weather.
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The weekend is just around the corner. And while it might not feel like biking season, our calendar proves otherwise.

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The Monday Roundup: Car control goes mainstream, bike thief rage, war on cars rebuttal, and more

Posted on January 13th, 2020 at 7:06 am.

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Weekly News Roundup: Local Focus, Oslo’s big zero, and more

Posted on January 8th, 2020 at 5:29 am.


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The Monday Roundup: Portland’s ‘War on Cars’, Strava stats, car economy costs, and more

Posted on December 30th, 2019 at 9:54 am.

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The Monday Roundup: Bikes share’s decade, perfect bikes, local focus, and more

Posted on December 23rd, 2019 at 3:40 pm.

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The Monday Roundup: Distraction data, moneyball in cycling, ODOT inspiration, and more

Posted on December 16th, 2019 at 10:54 am.

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Weekend Event Guide: Holiday lights, Columbia Bridge celebration, swap meet, and more

Posted on December 12th, 2019 at 10:04 am.

Let the storm rage on. The cold never bothered me anyway.
(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland)

I know the weather and biking conditions are rough right now. But take a look at our calendar and you’ll see that the rides haven’t stopped. That’s because this is the time of year where making social connections and biking with a group is even more important! Get out there and commiserate, trade war stories, get advice, and support one another. We also need you out there to remind other road users that, while bicycle riders might be harder to see in winter, we never go away.

Scroll down for our ride and event picks…

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Ask BikePortland: Where can I donate a used bike?

Posted on December 9th, 2019 at 12:16 pm.

Make your used bike do more by considering a donation.
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Our latest Ask BikePortland comes right in time for the season of giving.

Reader Shelley G emailed last week to ask:

We have a vintage trike that needs to be cleaned up with a new tire and a paint job. We would love to donate it. Our desire is for it to be fixed up and then given to a kiddo in need. Do you know the best place for us to donate it to?

It just so happens Portland has several organizations that specialize in this exact thing. I asked a few of them to share how they handle used bike donations.
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The Monday Roundup: Tactical urbanist brooms, climate politics, scooter sabotage, and more

Posted on December 9th, 2019 at 10:16 am.

Welcome to the week.

This week’s Monday Roundup is sponsored by Cyclone Bicycle Supply: Don’t miss their warehouse closing liquidation sale going on December 13-14.

Here are the most noteworthy items we came across in the past seven days…

“June the Broom” is watching: Concerned bike lane users in D.C. have resorted to sticking brooms in flex posts to make them more visible.

New cargo bike era: NYC has gone big with a pilot program that will allow operators of 100 electric freight delivery trikes to park in loading zones citywide.

Scooter polluter: The fact that climate change group Extinction Rebellion has begun sabotaging e-scooters due to their environmental footprint gives me second thoughts about how much I should get behind them.

Car culture run amok: CNN Travel’s hagiographic story about dudes who sped illegally across country “Cannonball Run” style is everything that’s wrong with American transportation culture.

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“Trans women are women”: Outspoken transgender athlete, target of Donald Trump ire, and track World Champion Rachel McKinnon published an opinion in the NY Times saying that “We are not taking over” and that being able to compete is a human right.

Smaller streets FTW: Yelp-influenced science finds that Manhattan’s smaller, intimate “streets” have better food that gets higher reviews than larger “avenues”.

More reason to ride Williams Ave: One of the busiest sections of N Williams Avenue (in terms of cycling traffic) will soon be home to a food cart pod.

Coach Balto doing work: Portlander Sam Balto, who we featured a few months ago for his Red Cup Project work, was featured by KATU TV for his work in making streets around Cesar Chavez school safer.

The naughty list: Portland made a list of cities who have “climate mayors” who support freeway widening.

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KC’s free transit miracle: “If we want to prioritize public transportation, [the funding] is something that we can find,” said a Kansas City city council member who voted to completely subsidize public transit and make it free for all users.

Climate politics: New Pew polling shows that even among registered Republicans there is growing public support for taking strong actions against climate change. (Link shared by former Portland Mayor (and climate change expert) Sam Adams.)

Screw your free parking: City of Denver staff are the heroes of the week for standing up and telling people that a safer bike lane is more important than 91 on-street parking spaces.

Tweet of the Week: We often hear that “The vast majority of people drive, so we should cater to them.” This chart shared by our friend Richard Masoner shows why it’s important to consider not what people do in a broken system; but what they’d prefer to do in a functioning one:
https://twitter.com/cyclelicious/status/1202701134088945666

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