The Monday Roundup: Derailleur history, a biking/boating commute, reckless driving crackdown, and more

Posted on June 18th, 2018 at 9:52 am.

Welcome to the week. Today’s Monday Roundup is made possible by Efficient Velo Tools: “Conceived, tested, and proven in Portland – the Safe Zone Helmet Mirror provides unparalleled protection.”

Here are the best things we found floating around the BikePortland universe in the past seven days…
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The Monday Roundup: Cargo bikes over cars, history of VC, cycling in suburbia, and more

Posted on June 11th, 2018 at 9:04 am.

Welcome to the week.

Before we get to the best stories we came across in the past seven days, let’s give some love to our sponsor: The Weekender Ride by Cycle Oregon. Grab some friends and head to University of Oregon on July 13-15 for a weekend of riding, relaxing, and reveling you won’t soon forget.

Now, on with the news…

Teach them young: You can help prevent driving abuse in the next generation by exposing young minds to books that share positive depictions of walking, biking, and urban living.
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The Monday Roundup: Self-driving cars and human sacrifice, Milt Olin settlement, freeway fails, and more

Posted on June 4th, 2018 at 10:59 am.

Welcome to the week. Here are the best stories we came across in the past seven days.

But wait! Here’s a brief word from our sponsor… This week’s Monday Roundup is brought to you by the Whiskey Run MTB Festival, happening June 9th on freshly-built singletrack in the forests of Oregon’s southern coast.

And now, on with the news…

Planning, privilege, and new voices: A fascinating read (and listen) from Streetsblog LA about “accidental planner” Monique López who went from front lines of environmental justice activism to the pearly gates of the planning field — all while being a queer, low-income person of color.

Just stop building them!: Fascinating (and quite unfortunate) to see state leaders in Texas stress out about how to pay for $32 billion in freeway megaprojects as if that’s the only way to solve their growth and congestion problems.
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The Monday Roundup: Cheap gas cheerleading, cycling’s diversity problem, Uber’s deadly failure, and more

Posted on May 29th, 2018 at 10:28 am.


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The Pioneer Century – June 2nd – 5 routes in an around Canby, Oregon.
A benefit for the Portland Wheelmen Touring Club.

Welcome back from the holiday weekend.

Here are the best stories we came across last week…

Defend our cities: With last week’s horrible hit-and-run downtown, it’s time for Portland to follow the lead of other great cities like Madrid and prohibit driving in some busy central city locations.

Good clean fun: Seniors at a Rockford, Illinois high school filled their parking lot with dockless bikes as a prank. Kids these days.
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The Monday Roundup: The truth about distracted walking, scooter lovers and haters, the CIA’s 3D-printed bike, and more

Posted on May 21st, 2018 at 8:48 am.

Sponsored by: The Weekender Ride (July 13-15)

Register now for this memorable riding getaway for you and your friends hosted by Cycle Oregon.

Welcome to Monday.

Here are the best stories we came across in the past seven days…

Leveling the mobility playing field: People who struggle to make ends meet face a major barrier without access to quality transportation — and Trump’s welfare plan does nothing to change that.

Bike tech: Wired Magazine reminds us that more driving won’t save us and bicycles are all the transportation technology cities need.
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The Monday Roundup: War on Waze, Seabulls, e-bike subsidies, and more

Posted on May 14th, 2018 at 9:32 am.

Sponsored by: NW Trail Alliance

Grab your friends and family and head to Portland’s bike park on June 2nd for the Gateway Green Mountain Bike Festival and Take a Kid MTB’ing Day!

Welcome to Monday.

Before we delve into another week, let’s catch up with the best stories from the previous one…

Residents only: A town in New Jersey has taken the awesome step of restricting access on some residential streets in order to get them off the Waze app and prevent drivers from cutting-through. It’s either this or physical diverters on every street. Take your pick, city leaders!
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The Monday Roundup: Privileges, disadvantages, justice, trees, and more

Posted on May 7th, 2018 at 9:53 am.

Here are the best stories we came across in the past seven days…

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Gear up for summer riding with a Safe Zone Helmet Mirror, made in Oregon by Efficient Velo Tools.

City Council candidate interviews: Still undecided? Don’t miss interviews with the five candidates vying to replace City Commissioner Dan Saltzman by OPB Radio reporter Amelia Templeton.

Must-read interview: Danish architect and city planning consultant Jan Gehl is revered among urbanists and transportation reformers. City Lab nabbed a great interview with him where he touches on the corporate-fueled technology dream (he’s unimpressed) and how we should count people like traffic engineers count cars.
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The Monday Roundup: Car blindness, dockless principles, Idaho Stop in Colorado, and more

Posted on April 30th, 2018 at 9:57 am.

Here are the best stories we came across last week.

Before we jump in, I want you to know that this week’s Monday Roundup is sponsored by Splendid Cycles, an excellent source for cargo bikes that will redefine how you travel.
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The Monday Roundup: Fair road prices, Lance settles, sidewalk battles, and much more

Posted on April 23rd, 2018 at 10:29 am.


Welcome to the week.

Here are the best stories we came across in the past seven days…
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The Monday Roundup: The scofflaw truth, disengaged drivers, traffic law sanctuary, and more

Posted on April 16th, 2018 at 9:36 am.

This week’s Monday Roundup is sponsored by the Cannon Beach Fat Bike Festival (4/20 – 4/22) — three affordable days of rides and fun activities on the Oregon Coast!

Here are the best stories we came across in the past seven days…
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