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Bicycle trail funds could be hit hard by Federal budget rescissions

There’s a very important call for action coming out of America’s leading bicycle advocacy organizations. The buzz of bad news began at the National Bike Summit where we learned that in 2006 states were required to return part of their transportation budgets to Congress. Many states chose to do this by drastically cutting cash from … Read more


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Take the Sellwood Bridge survey

We all know the failing, old, Sellwood Bridge is a major broken link in our transportation network. Or, as the BTA puts it: “The Sellwood Bridge has extremely dangerous and inadequate bicycle and pedestrian facilities (a single 4-foot sidewalk on one side only)….the BTA has determined that the Sellwood Bridge is the major barrier to … Read more


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Southwest bike network map shows potential

Click for larger view (157kb JPEG) After months of planning, residents of southwest Portland, led by super-citizen trail advocate and Alice Award nominee Don Baack, have come up with a map of a new southwest bike network. Baack, who leads the group Southwest Trails, has been working hard to garner neighborhood feedback and collaborate with … Read more


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Update on a Portland Bikestation

Andrea White, Executive Directorof Bikestation Bikestation is a non-profit that has helped develop secure bike parking facilities in many cities across the country. There are currently six Bikestations, one in Seattle and the others in California. The city of Portland has discussed a potential Bikestation facility for many years. Last night I bumped into their … Read more


Columbia River Crossing forms bike and ped committee

[Cyclists navigate the I-5 Bridge] The Columbia River Crossing Project is rounding up bicycle and pedestrian advocates to sit on an advisory committee. Here’s the email invite: “You have been identified as a potential member of the Columbia River Crossing project’s Pedestrian and Bicycle Advisory Committee. The committee will meet every four to six weeks … Read more


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Portland could vie for share of $2B in potential funding

The Washington DC-based Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC) plans to launch a national campaign that would seek $2 billion for 40 communities to fund non-motorized transportation projects in the next federal transportation bill, which is up for re-authorization in 2010. Calling it their 2010 Campaign for Active Transportation, the national advocacy group is in the early stages … Read more