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A shot in the arm from Enrique Penalosa

[Enrique Penalosa]Photo: Clarence Eckerson Last Saturday, I sat in the Bagdad Theater and heard over and over again how fantastic Portland is. The films and the speakers at a Film Celebration of Portland Transportation heaped praise upon Portland’s progressive bicycle and transportation achievements. And then along came a Clarence Eckerson film with an interview of … Read more

Bagpipes, bigwigs, and bear hugs at Three Bridges opening

[Milwaukie Mayor Jim Bernardand Congressman EarlBlumenauer cut the ribbon.] Transportation advocates, neighborhood leaders, and elected officials huddled under a tent on a blustery morning yesterday to officially dedicate the on-time and on-budget Three Bridges Project on the Springwater Corridor Trail. Portland Parks Director Zari Santner led the ceremony and introduced key players in the project, … Read more

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Update: Improvements coming to notorious intersection?

[UPDATE: Improvements have been confirmed. Read this post for all the details.] [Intersection of WestUnion and Helvetia Rd.] OregonLive bike blogger and Washington County resident Peter LaPorte says Washington County is finally planning to add safety improvements to the intersection of West Union and Helvetia Roads. This is the intersection where Mike Kalan was killed … Read more

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New Pier Park facility welcomes skaters, BMX’ers

[Look before your leap] On Saturday, Portland officially opened the Pier Park Skatepark. Amid an eager crowd of hundreds, Parks Commissioner Dan Saltzman, Mayor Tom Potter, Commissioner Sam Adams, local skating advocates and St. Johns community members cut the ribbon on what is the first of 19 new skateparks coming to Portland. In addition to … Read more

New riverfront trail dedicated on Swan Island

Yesterday a new trail was dedicated on the Swan Island riverfront. The “Going to the River” trail is a 3/8 mile section of the existing Greenway Trail that now offers one full mile of peaceful, riverfront accessibility that isn’t surrounded by freeways, trains and hoardes of people. On hand at the dedication was Commissioner Sam … Read more