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Sam brings bureau leaders, budget into North Portland

[Commissioner Adams led the meeting.] Last Thursday at the Kenton Firehouse in North Portland, I attended one of Commissioner Sam’s Budget Town Hall meetings to discuss the finances and issues around transportation (PDOT), environmental services (BES), and community art (RACC). This was one of seven similar meetings being held throughout Portland’s various neighborhood districts. Sam … Read more


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Andy Clarke to speak at Oregon Bike Tourism Summit

[League Director Andy Clarke (R)rides with BTA Director EvanManvel in Vancouver, WA last year.] League of American Bicyclists Executive Director Andy Clarke will attend the upcoming Oregon Bicycle Tourism Summit planned for April 13-14th in Sisters, Oregon. Summit organizer Jerry Norquist — who confirmed Clarke’s attendance — said Clarke will share insights and inspirations from … Read more


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Bikes poised for big political push

[Congressmen DeFazio with some random guy at the 2005 National Bike Summit in Washington DC] According to the League of American Bicyclists, the composition of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee is set to take a decidedly bike-friendly turn after Tuesday’s elections. Likely to be chairman of this committee is the current ranking Democrat, Congressman … Read more


Bagpipes, bigwigs, and bear hugs at Three Bridges opening

[Milwaukie Mayor Jim Bernardand Congressman EarlBlumenauer cut the ribbon.] Transportation advocates, neighborhood leaders, and elected officials huddled under a tent on a blustery morning yesterday to officially dedicate the on-time and on-budget Three Bridges Project on the Springwater Corridor Trail. Portland Parks Director Zari Santner led the ceremony and introduced key players in the project, … Read more


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PUMP board member to attend World Mountain Bike Conference

Roger Louton, board member of the Portland United Mountain Pedalers and Western Oregon state representative for the International Mountain Bicycling Association, will attend the 2006 IMBA Summit/World Mountain Bike Conference this June in Whistler, BC. According to their website, the Conference, “will be a global gathering of mountain bike advocates, trailbuilders, land managers, tourism professionals, … Read more