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‘Bike trips mainly recreational’ says transportation “expert”

I just read Jennifer Anderson’s article in the Portland Tribune today about the ongoing survey work of noted PSU bike researcher Jennifer Dill. What I found surprising about the article wasn’t the survey results, but the comments by Mel Zucker, director of the non-profit Oregon Transportation Institute. Anderson quoted him to present the anti-bike viewpoint … Read more


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Concerns, questions raised by Mayor’s decision

Portland’s current Bicycle Master Plan was last updated in 1995. It has served us well, but according to city planners and expert consultants, it is woefully inadequate and it no longer serves its purpose. Since it was completed, the number of bicyclists in Portland has skyrocketed and we have become a national model for livability. … Read more


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Did the Mayor make an innocent mistake?

To Portland’s bike insiders, savvy advocates, BTA members, and regular readers of this site, the Bicycle Master Plan Update process is nothing new. We’ve been getting excited about it for months. There have been brown bag discussions, monthly rides, steering committee meetings, a lot of coverage on this site, and so on. But the same … Read more


Thoughts on Portland’s bike movement; past, present, and future

“The fact is, Portland has largely built its bicycling infrastructure on non-controversial, inexpensive projects that squeeze bike facilities into current right-of-ways without inconveniencing drivers.”–Scott Cohen, PSU adjunct professor and member of the Multnomah County Bike/Ped Citizen’s Advisory Committee The other day I came across an interesting post on Scott Cohen’s Transportation History blog, and it … Read more