New retail shop in Pearl will sell electric bikes from Germany

From the Kalkhoff USA website. In the latest sign that e-bikes are becoming more mainstream, a new retail bike shop is set to open soon in the Pearl District. According to sources, a company named Greenlight LLC will open the shop. They are the U.S. distributors of Kalkhoff Bikes, a German brand that has been … Read more

Mayor announces first of four bike corrals promised in “100 Days” plan

PBOT will remove and then reconfigure these racks on NW 13th atPNCA. They will also add 13 more. (Photos © J. Maus) Mayor Adams can tick an item off his list of promises to fulfill in his first 100 days as Mayor. Adams’ office has announced the first of four new bike corrals that will … Read more

Lovejoy crash victim says she’s “miraculously fine” (updated)

An “insane accident” says the victim.(Photo: Marion Rice) The victim of the crash at NW Lovejoy and 9th yesterday morning, left a comment last night saying she has been discharged from the hospital and has suffered no major injuries. The woman’s name is Asha and she’s a student at Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA). … Read more

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A closer look at Custom Bicycles of Portland

A very cool new sign.(Photos: Adam Reiser) Custom Bicycles of Portland — the new Guru Bicycles concept store we profiled a few weeks ago — had their first official day of business on Saturday. The store offers a unique, Dell Computer-like approach to bike retail. Only one brand is offered and customers can choose any … Read more

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Dozono says he’s the reason Adams scrapped Sauvie span plan

“If I was not running for Mayor and challenging City Hall’s spending, my opponent would have continued to ram-rod this pet project through”–Sho Dozono Not surprisingly, Commissioners Adams’ opponent in the race for mayor, Sho Dozono, has issued a statement in response to Adams’ decision to pull the plug on the plan to re-use the … Read more

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“With a heavy heart” Adams explains Sauvie decision

Adams addressed the media in his office this morning.(Photos © J. Maus) In a cramped meeting room in his office a few minutes ago, Commissioner Adams explained how rising gas prices have impacted PDOT’s transportation budget and that the Sauvie Island Bridge span reuse project is the first casualty. Standing next to PDOT Director Sue … Read more

“Sauvie Island Bridge Relocation Project” launched at press conference

New logo unveiled today Commissioner Sam Adams held a press conference today to officially launch Flanders Crossing: Sauvie Island Bridge Relocation Project. The event was an attempt to clarify the proposal for the project that will be voted on by City Council next week, to outline why the the project is necessary, and to demonstrate … Read more

Potter offers new argument against Sauvie Bridge re-use plan

Looking across NW Flanders over I-405 — not quite an intersection, yet.(Photo © J. Maus) Portland Mayor Tom Potter has issued a statement clarifying his opposition to the plan to re-use the Sauvie Island Bridge span as a human-powered vehicle crossing over I-405 in Northwest Portland. Perhaps wanting to build some momentum for his position … Read more