Portland Transportation History

Portland Transportation History

Newspaper archives, research from historians, generational trends — we love looking back as much as looking forward. Scroll down for stories that help put our current transportation policies and projects into perspective.


A look back into Oregon bike history

by on August 16th, 2011 at 4:39 pm

On eve of Summit, a look back at Oregon’s bike bill

by on March 28th, 2011 at 2:14 pm

Photographer captured vibrant era of Portland bike racing

by on February 3rd, 2011 at 3:15 pm

A trip to the library and into Portland’s bike history

by on January 5th, 2011 at 12:11 pm

Frans Pauwels: Founding Father of Portland Bicycle Racing

by on December 29th, 2010 at 9:21 am

Portland and parking lots: ‘For the love of cars’

by on August 12th, 2010 at 11:41 am

Mark Twain’s 1895 master plan for biking in Portland

by on August 11th, 2010 at 1:45 pm

“Lost Cyclist” has historical Portland connection

by on February 23rd, 2010 at 9:00 am

Bemer Pague; a defender of “cycle paths” over a century ago

by on February 25th, 2009 at 9:30 am

Guest article: Oregon’s first bicycling governor: T.T. Geer, 1899-1903

by on February 16th, 2009 at 11:26 am