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DA: No criminal negligence in Jarolimek case

Deputy DA Chuck Sparks speaking with a reporter at the Courthouse this morning.(Photo © Jonathan Maus) This morning, Multnomah County Senior Deputy District Attorney Chuck Sparks (in photo) released his report on the case of Brett Jarolimek, who died on October 22 after colliding with a garbage truck on Interstate and Greeley. After an in-depth … Read more

ODOT says stencil removal decision was “very difficult”

Stencil of Brett Jarolimek thatwas painted on a bridgesupport in North Portland. This morning I got a call from Mike Mason who works in the community and public affairs office at the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT). Mike (who happens to be a daily reader of this site) wanted to give me some background on … Read more

ODOT maintenance crews paint over Brett Jarolimek memorial

[Updated: 12/7, 10:15am] This painting of the late Brett Jarolimek has been covered over by maintenance crews. I just heard from a reader that maintenance crews (from ODOT) have painted over the stencil of Brett Jarolimek that was on the underpass at the intersection of N. Interstate and Greeley. This doesn’t come as a complete … Read more

Donations large and small kick-start bike safety fund

A Chris King wheelset (Mr. King is in the green shirt).(Photo © Jonathan Maus) Last week, the Bike Gallery announced the formation of a bike safety fund as a memorial to Brett Jarolimek. Barb Grover, who’s managing the fund, says donations from the community have already begun to roll in. She was particularly excited about … Read more

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Rides planned from memorial sites to rally on Saturday

Please consider gathering before Saturday’s rally at one of the all-too-many sites around town where people have been killed while bicycling or walking, and then riding or walking with the group to Waterfront Park. All processions will be timed to arrive at Salmon Street Springs by 11:45am. The list below also includes sites that haven’t … Read more

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No more right turns at Greeley: “I don’t want another tragedy”

Signs like this have been placed on the hill approaching the intersection.(Photos © Jonathan Maus) The closure consists of these two barricades. Calling the intersection, “inherently dangerous” City Commissioner of Transportation Sam Adams had PDOT crews close the right-turn section of N. Greeley Avenue that has claimed two victims in as many weeks.

Update, new details, on Marine Drive collision

[*Updated 3:17pm] Bob Verrinder remains in serious condition.(Photo courtesy of Bob’s friends) On Thursday, October 18, Bob Verrinder was seriously injured when he and a motor vehicle collided on NE Marine Drive. Unfortunately, because a separate tragic event occurred the following Monday, I have been unable to follow-up on this story. First, I want to … Read more

Crusaders remember Brett with silence, spirit, and a good party

We wore race number 800 in honor of Brett Jarolimek.(Photo © Jonathan Maus) Wearing white t-shirts emblazoned with the words “No Blind Spots”, Cross Crusade founder Rick Potestio and race director Brad Ross said losing Brett Jarolimek was like losing “a member of the Cross Crusade family.” Also speaking before a memorial lap was Bike … Read more