What a Eugene City Council recall says about hopes for transportation reform in Oregon

— Before joining BikePortland, author Taylor Griggs lived in Eugene for six years and covered the city for Eugene Weekly. Eugene, Oregon: 100 miles south of Portland by way of the Willamette River; famous for its population of college students, track and football jocks, pot-smoking hippies, and… NIMBYs intent on overthrowing the city’s democracy because … Read more

Activists hope to weaken CRC ‘signal’ at hearing in Salem today

A big day at the capitol for the CRC.(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland) A bill that would officially make it “in the state’s interest” to move forward on the I-5 freeway widening project between Oregon and Washington will be given a public hearing in Salem today. The bill, HB 2800, is being pushed by Governor Kitzhaber … Read more

Anti-CRC rally shows opposition still has strength

Bike Walk Vote board member Lisa Marie White speaks at the start of an anti-CRC event held Friday night in Portland.(Photos © J. Maus/BikePortland) There was plenty of evidence in Portland over the weekend of the growing movement to stop the Columbia River Crossing project. On Friday, non-profit political action committee Bike Walk Vote hosted … Read more