[Elly Blue] Bikey band Gatas en Zapatas—Spanish for “cats in shoes”—is playing this Saturday night at Mississippi Pizza Pub as part of a benefit event for the Village Bicycle Project’s Ghana Women’s Bicycle Initiative. The bikes that will be shipped to Ghana have already been loaded onto a shipping container and are ready to go. … Read more
From the Oregonian News Blog: Milwaukie police are searching for a vehicle that hit a bicyclist about 7:40 p.m. Tuesday on Southeast McLoughlin Boulevard just north of River Road (Google map) and kept going. The 18-year-old male bicyclist from Oregon City suffered minor injuries.
[“Mr. Bike” Dave Glowacz] Dave Glowacz is the Director of Education for the Chicagoland Bicycle Federation, one of the largest bike advocacy groups in the country. He’s also known as “Mr. Bike,” and author of the well-known book, Urban Bikers’ Tricks & Tips. Around two years ago, he read about the Community Cycling Center’s Create-a-Commuter … Read more
[Mark Ginsberg inhis other suit.] Mark Ginsberg is a Portland-based lawyer who specializes in bicycle-related cases. He’s also the guy who represented messenger Ayla Holland in the infamous fixed gear brake trial. Since that case, the Portland Police have continued to scrutinize bicyclists. They’re citing not only brakeless fixed-gear bicycle riders without handbrakes, but several … Read more
“Most people around here who choose not to wear a helmet do it to look fashionable.” Author: “mike bene” Post: Passing cyclist saves man’s life, makes plea for helmet use “For centuries people have done some pretty silly things in the name of fashion, and right now in portland there is a prevalant bikie/“fakenger” fashion.
[Curbside service] You’ve just gotta’ love Portland. Where else would the installation of a new bicycle and pedestrian traffic signal stir up so much media interest? Just activated on Monday morning, the new experimental HAWK (High Intensity Activated Walk) signal on 41st and Burnside has already been featured in the Oregonian, on OPB radio and … Read more
[Circuit Court JudgeChristopher Larsen] Last week, I attended a meeting of PDOT’s Community and Schools Traffic Safety Partnership (CSTSP) Coordination Council and got an update on Portland’s effort to be the first city to offer a traffic law violation diversion class to bicyclists and pedestrians. Back in June I reported on the progress of this … Read more
[North Portland BikeWorks] North Portland BikeWorks is a collectively run, non-profit bike shop located on Mississippi Street. Besides having one of the best collections of bike zines in the city, they also offer programs that reach out to the community, kids, and women and transgendered cyclists.
[Messengers parked outside City Hall] Thanks to a reader’s tip, I’ve just now realized that today is Bike Messenger Appreciation Day. So if you see a messenger delivering a package in your office, bump into one at a coffee place, or share the road with one on the way home tonight, give them a shout … Read more
More details have emerged about the official dedication of the three bridges project on the Springwater Corridor Trail. [From the official invitation]
[Chinese anyone?] I’m happy to announce that this site is now available in ten languages. Thanks to a nifty WordPress plug-in that uses Google and Alta Vista’s Babelfish software, you can now easily read this site in any of the following languages: German, Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch, Greek, Japanese, Korean, Russian and Chinese.