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Former Lake Oswego city councilor is latest BTA hire

Karl Rohde(Photo) The changes keep coming at the Bicycle Transportation Alliance (BTA). According to the BTA’s Interim Executive Director Scott Bricker they’re set to hire former Lake Oswego City Councilor Karl Rohde to the newly created position of Interim Governmental/Public Affairs Director. Rohde will become the BTA’s main lobbyist in Salem, taking over the role … Read more


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Krummel decries dems for memorial sign bill failure

Rep. Jerry Krummel(Photo: Krummel) State Representative Jerry Krummel (R-Wilsonville) is blaming House Democrats for killing HB 3020, a bill that would have directed the Department of Transportation to erect and maintain roadside memorial signs for pedestrians or bicyclists killed in motor vehicle collisions (upon application by a family member). Less than an hour after a … Read more


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Burdick axes fixed-gear language from brake bill

Senator Ginny Burdick accepted an Alice Award in March.(File photo) In a conference committee in Salem today, Senator Ginny Burdick decided that Senate Bill 729 — which sought to update Oregon’s law regarding bicycle brake requirements — will move forward without a key phrase that would have allowed fixed-gear bicycles to not be required to … Read more


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Adams to launch transportation funding “initiative” next week

Adams at Jefferson High last night.(He’s not sunburned, it’s just a bad photo.)(File photo) Portland City Commissioner Sam Adams is gearing up to launch a new transportation funding initiative. Last night at the Bicycle Master Plan open house in North Portland, he stopped by to drop a hint. As attendees filled out comment forms and … Read more