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
Noted bike and pedestrian planning firm Alta Planning and Design has bought a new building and plans to move its headquarters. The building is located at 711-713 SE Grand Ave on Portland’s east side (right next to River City Bicycles!). The firm, which has 14 employees and was recently featured in a NY Times article, … Read more
This weekend (qualifying events on Saturday, main event on Sunday), Portland (actually Estacada) will host the first ever Singlespeed Cyclocross World Championships. Organizer Dani Dance has some advice for would-be competitors and spectators. Below, she shares a few easy steps to convert your bike to a single speed, issues a call to all the ladies, … Read more
As you might have already heard, in June of 2008 Portland will host an international conference on the future of urban transportation and livability, a.k.a., Towards Carfree Cities; Rethinking Mobility, Rediscovering Proximity. Conference organizer Elly Blue just released their call for program proposals. Check it out:
Several readers have sent in links to a story in Seattle about a cyclist shot by a gun loaded with BBs on his commute home. Peter McKay was the victim and he’s written about the ordeal on his blog. Other coverage of the story has come in from the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, blogger and advocate Kent … Read more
Oregon State Representative Jerry Krummel, the Wilsonville Republican who backed “Eric’s Law”, is now getting behind Drowsy Driving Prevention Week. Here’s the press release from Krummel’s office: “I’m so glad to see this important public safety issue getting national attention”, said State Representative Jerry Krummel (R-Wilsonville). The first ever Drowsy Driving Prevention Week is being … Read more
With all the talk of increasing education (on both sides of the windshield) lately, I thought I’d pass along a photo and the story about a new highway billboard that just went up on a rural Oregon highway. It might be helpful for people to learn about how this came about, in case anyone is … Read more
These tracks are being removed.View intersection on Google Street View Here’s some good news for anyone that rides SE 9th Avenue in Sellwood. The old trolley tracks on SE 9th between Linn and Marion Streets (see image below) are being removed by PDOT.
Got this email from an employee at Nautilus, Inc. in Vancouver (WA): The Nautilus Store at Nautilus World Headquarters in Vancouver, WA is selling Pearl Izumi cycling and running apparel at 50% off list price. The address is 16400 SE Nautilus Drive, Vancouver WA 98683. Hours are 10-7PM M-S and 10-5PM Sunday. Sale ends October … Read more
Order yours today! Operators are standing by at (503) 823-SAFE (7233) Remember PDOT’s new “I brake for people” pedestrian safety campaign I posted about a few weeks ago? Now you too can be the proud owner of the cool bumper sticker shown above.
Press Release from Multnomah County: New bridge design is focus of Sellwood Bridge online survey If you have an opinion about what a new Sellwood Bridge should look like, Multnomah County wants to hear from you. An online survey offered through November 28 at www.sellwoodbridge.org lets the public recommend two preferred designs for a new … Read more