The Monday Roundup: PBA corruption, scrapers do good, racist emissions, and more

By on May 3rd, 2021 at 9:57 am

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Zero Covid cases so far, say Oregon bike racing officials after four large events

By on April 30th, 2021 at 2:32 pm

Masked racers roll out at the Shasta Gravel Hugger race that kicked off the season on March 6th.
(Photo: OBRA)

It appears bike racing — even mass start events — can happen safely despite the lingering presence of Covid-19 and its variants.

The Oregon Bicycle Racing Association announced this week that after hosting four large bike races so far this year, they’ve had zero reported cases of the virus.

“It has been inspiring to see how much work our professional race promoters put into their events to make them safe while maintaining the raw excitement and energy we all feel at a bike race,” OBRA Executive Director Chuck Kenlan said in a statement Thursday.[Read more…]

Jobs of the Week: Cycle Portland Bike Tours/Rentals, Go By Bike

By on April 30th, 2021 at 1:21 pm

Two fresh opportunities posted this week.

Learn more about each one via the links below…

Bike Tour Guide/Shop Staff – Cycle Portland Bike Tours and Rentals

Bike Valet Ambassador – Go By Bike

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Columbia River Crossing 2.0: Rerun or reboot?

By on April 30th, 2021 at 12:12 pm

CRC 1.0 conceptual rendering looking northwest from Delta Park.

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A bereaved mom asked ODOT why a safety project stopped short of deadly intersection. Here’s their response

By on April 30th, 2021 at 10:03 am

ODOT will spend $18 million on Lombard, but the project stops just west of the dangerous Interstate Avenue intersection.

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A day with Community Cycling Center’s food delivery-by-bike crew

By on April 29th, 2021 at 4:48 pm

Volunteers load bicycles with food at Cesar Chavez School in north Portland Wednesday.
(Photos: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

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Gideon Overcrossing has been renamed in honor of Metro Councilor Bob Stacey

By on April 29th, 2021 at 2:14 pm

Inset: New sign just installed by PBOT.

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No carfree open streets for Sunday Parkways again this year

By on April 29th, 2021 at 11:52 am

A scene from a 2019 Sunday Parkways — something we’ll have to wait at least one more year to experience together.
(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

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New Oregon statewide bicycling manual uses people-first language

By on April 28th, 2021 at 10:41 am

Cover of ODOT’s new manual.

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ODOT proposes new I-5 expansion plan that won’t move freeway closer to middle school

By on April 28th, 2021 at 9:43 am

ODOT slide of the shift to the west as shown to an advisory committee Tuesday night.

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Lawmakers pass bill to require diversity in ODOT advisory committees

By on April 27th, 2021 at 4:18 pm

Not everything in the bike lane is a “bi”-cycle.
(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

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Get your high schooler into transportation at free PSU summer camp

By on April 27th, 2021 at 2:57 pm

(Photos: Transportation Research and Education Center at Portland State University)

Did you know the vaunted urban planning department at Portland State University hosts a free, week-long summer camp for high school students? [Read more…]

East Portland state rep wants ’emergency interventions’ on 82nd Avenue

By on April 27th, 2021 at 1:26 pm

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CDC: Vaccinated people can bike outdoors without masks

By on April 27th, 2021 at 9:40 am

Maskless riders on the Eastbank Esplanade Sunday, April 25th 2021.
(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

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Portland wins state tourism grant to bolster carfree dining plazas

By on April 26th, 2021 at 3:31 pm

Not very welcoming at all.
(Photos: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

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Two weeks, two deaths, one intersection: A report from NE 82nd and Alberta

By on April 26th, 2021 at 1:37 pm

82nd and Alberta. A memorial for the man killed Saturday night is on the right.
(Photos: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

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The Monday Roundup: Drivers vs protestors, biking while Black, promenade promises, and more

By on April 26th, 2021 at 9:29 am

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Three new bikeway characters come to life in north Portland

By on April 23rd, 2021 at 3:11 pm

A PBOT maintenance staffer installs a character on North Blandena Street.
(Photos: City of Portland)

The latest members of Portland’s cute and quirky cast of bikeway characters have come to life.

Earlier this month Portland Bureau of Transportation crews installed the three winners from the 2020 Bike to Books contest. Launched in 2017, the competition is a partnership with Multnomah County Library (with funding from Metro) to encourage youth cycling during National Bike Month.

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The three new designs were installed in north Portland.

As you check them out below, notice how good PBOT crews have gotten at implementing the designs. They’ve become highly-skilled thermoplastic artisans!

Design by Nathan Monroe-Ramberg.

“Rainbow Trout,” was designed by Nathan Monroe-Ramberg is the winner in the 7th – 12th grade category. This design is swimming along on N Concord Avenue at Ainsworth Street. Swipe to see this design come to life.


Design by Lola May Watters.

“Too many babies,” designed by Lola May Watters is the 3rd – 6th grade winner. This is design is clucking away on N Blandena Street at N Kerby Avenue. Swipe to see this design come to life.


Design by Corinne Barclay.

“Strawberry on a bicycle,” designed by Corinne Barclay is the Pre-K to 2nd grade winner. You can find this berry good design jammin’ at N Bryant Street west of N Missouri Avenue. Swipe to see this design come to life.


Portland has been creating bike lane characters since 1999. It started on a whim by a maintenance employee and has evolved through the years to become a “museum of random bike art” and beloved tradition among PBOT staff and the public. Learn more about the Bike to Books program at Portland.gov.

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Beaverton dispatch: A renewed pump track and a carfree bridge over Highway 26?

By on April 23rd, 2021 at 12:03 pm

Eichler Park Pump Track is getting a big upgrade!
(Photos: Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District)

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It’s too easy to park in Portland’s “protected” bike lanes

By on April 23rd, 2021 at 11:05 am

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