First ‘Bike the Vote’ ride set for Tuesday

Posted on October 23rd, 2020 at 2:02 pm.

Lulu Johnson knows how important it is to vote.
(Photo: Kiel Johnson)

This election has many of us on edge. And what better activity to help our moods than a bike ride? Especially one that combines our election enthusiasm with cycling.

Portlander and creative bike activist extraordinaire Kiel Johnson is organizing a ‘Bike the Vote’ ride that will be a combination get-out-the-vote and political advertising campaign. Riders will slow-roll through neighborhoods to remind folks to vote while their bicycles will be adorned with political signs of all stripes.

“While the ride is non-political,” Johnson shared with us, “you are welcome to decorate your bike with signs of campaigns you support and we will have some signs on hand as well.”[Read more…]

Election open thread: Sarah Iannarone or Ted Wheeler for Portland Mayor?

Posted on October 16th, 2020 at 11:47 am.

(Source: Multnomah County Voter Pamplet)

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Guest opinion: It’s time to coalesce around Metro’s transportation measure

Posted on October 16th, 2020 at 8:36 am.

(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

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Election open thread: Chloe Eudaly or Mingus Mapps for City Council?

Posted on October 15th, 2020 at 10:20 am.

(Source: Multnomah County Voter’s Guide)

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The fight over Metro’s moderate transportation measure

Posted on October 15th, 2020 at 9:48 am.

Metro’s funding task force met 22 times between February 2019 and April 2020 to craft the package.
(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

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Metro candidate Mary Nolan’s record on freeway expansion projects

Posted on October 14th, 2020 at 11:24 am.

“I trust ODOT to deliver the plan… They’ve made compromises. And I think we should move on.”
— Mary Nolan on I-5 Rose Quarter project (5/5/20)

Mary Nolan

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Blumenauer and Ocasio-Cortez to host climate and housing town hall

Posted on October 14th, 2020 at 9:49 am.

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Election open thread: Chris Smith or Mary Nolan for Metro District 5?

Posted on October 13th, 2020 at 11:02 am.

(Detail from official Voter’s Pamphlet)

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Transportation advocates rally around Commissioner Eudaly as challenger gains momentum

Posted on October 7th, 2020 at 3:52 pm.

Portland Commissioner Chloe Eudaly is in trouble.

As Willamette Week reported today, she’s well behind challenger Mingus Mapps in both polling and fundraising and there’s a very real possibility she won’t earn a second term on council.

This reality has set off alarm bells within Portland’s transportation reform circles. As the commissioner-in-charge of the transportation bureau, Eudaly has led several very popular initiatives. Most notably her office created the Rose Lane Project which has the stated goal of reducing commute times for people of color. Eudaly’s vision of streets as places for much more than just car and truck users is also evident in the Safe Streets Initiative, a major undertaking to make public right-of-way more accessible and safer for vulnerable road users and small business customers. [Read more…]

Q & A with east Portland transportation advocate and Oregon House candidate Ashton Simpson

Posted on September 22nd, 2020 at 11:56 am.

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