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Meeting could decide fate of Last Thursday on Alberta

Last Thursday on Alberta: A tough crowd.(Photos © J. Maus) A community meeting this Monday (2/8) being hosted by Portland City Commissioner Amanda Fritz and Mayor Sam Adams could have a major impact on the future of the Last Thursday on Alberta event. The meeting’s event page states, “The Mayor and Commissioner are considering options … Read more

Is our bike scene too white? Local non-profit tackles the issue

“The people riding and making decisions about bicycles is a white, middle class group.” — Alison Hill Graves, Community Cycling Center The staff at Community Cycling Center, a 15 year old Portland-based nonprofit that aims to increase access to bicycling, has been doing some soul searching in the last few years. In the process, community … Read more

An in-depth look how bikes fare in the East Burnside Couch project

PBOT Drawing of new streetscape on Burnside. Portland Mayor Sam Adams and a host of dignitaries and bureaucrats held a groundbreaking ceremony for the East Burnside-Couch couplet project yesterday. The $17.8 million project will transform the streetscape of Burnside and Couch by turning them into one-ways, adding traffic signals, bike lanes, trees, curb extensions, and … Read more

Northeast neighborhoods shine in Sunday Parkways spotlight

A cul-de-sac near Fernhill Park saw a lot of action Sunday.-Slideshow below/Gallery–(Photos © J. Maus) On Sunday, thousands of Portlanders got a chance to explore Northeast Portland in a way they’ve never done so before. From the gorgeous homes on the Alameda bluffs to the outskirts of the Alberta Arts district, they walked, jogged and … Read more

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Neighborhood support grows for Going St. bike boulevard

A banner for the BTA’s campaign seenat an event this summer.(Photos © J. Maus) Back in August, the Bicycle Transportation Alliance (BTA) announced that Going Street would be the focus of their first major effort to create a new bike boulevard in Portland. Since then, BTA staffer Emily Gardner has been busy shoring up neighborhood … Read more

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Effort to keep Colwood green would leave room for bikes

“Loss of the Colwood open space could also result in a permanent gap in the 40-Mile Loop Bike and Pedestrian Trail.”— Tony Fuentes, NE Portland resident and member of the Keep Colwood Green! Coalition Citizen activists and a host of environmental organizations and neighborhood associations are hoping to save 138 acres of open space that … Read more

BTA: NE Going Street will be focus of bike boulevard effort

Low-traffic, tree-lined conditions will help make NE Going a great bike boulevard.(Photo: Google Streetview) The Bicycle Transportation Alliance (BTA) has announced that NE Going Street will become the first street to receive funding for improvements as part of their Bicycle Boulevard Campaign. The announcement today of the new “Get Going!” campaign comes just over two … Read more