By Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on June 17th, 2019 at 10:02 am
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By Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on June 14th, 2019 at 12:11 pm
The City of Portland has granted a permit for a new type of electric vehicle: a scooter with a seat.
By Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on June 14th, 2019 at 9:46 am
By Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on June 14th, 2019 at 9:10 am
Two new jobs posted this week.
Learn more about each one via the links below…
By Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on June 14th, 2019 at 9:02 am
By Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on June 14th, 2019 at 8:22 am
After 10 years operating mostly in the shadows, the Salmonberry Trail is ready to move into the spotlight. [Read more…]
By Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on June 13th, 2019 at 6:00 pm
“I know it was a long time coming. I hope it was worth the wait.”
That was Portland Bureau of Transportation Commissioner Chloe Eudaly this morning as she stood near the intersection of SE Foster and 72nd along with PBOT Director Chris Warner and Foster-area business and community leaders. The occasion marked the official completion of the Foster Road Streetscape Project.
By Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on June 13th, 2019 at 11:43 am
It’s not the Idaho Stop, but a law that would allow bicycle users to treat stop signs and flashing red signals as yields (when safe, of course) would be a major step forward for bicycle users in Oregon. And it just moved one major step closer to passage as the 2019 session rolls into its final few weeks.
Lane County Senator Floyd Prozanski — who introduced a bill inspired by Idaho’s law in 2003 — was the sole person to testify at the committee hearing yesterday. “What Idaho has is much broader than what’s been introduced here, he explained to the committee. “It [Idaho’s law] also allows bicycle riders to do the same [yield] at red lights. I believe that’s too far to go at this stage and that’s why we should follow what would be more the Delaware model.”
Delaware passed their law, which they call the “Delaware yield”, in 2017.
According to Prozanski, the main benefit of this law is that it would allow people on bicycles to maintain momentum at intersections and therefore be less likely to suffer from a collision or close-call. When bicycle riders come to a complete stop, the act of starting up again can make them vulnerable to being hit by other road users who can increase speed more quickly and easily.
By Terry Dublinski-Milton (Contributor) on June 13th, 2019 at 10:20 am
Terry Dublinksi-Milton is a Portland resident and dedicated neighborhood activist and transportation reformer. Last summer we shared his call to create an active transportation network in southeast.
I have worked on and critiqued multiple bikeways over the years and though a smaller bike project than many, I have a personal attachment to the NE 60th and Halsey Improvement project. This project is in my neighborhood of fifteen years and has its own history nearly as long.
That’s why it’s so important for me to get it right. Before I share my concerns on the project and feedback for how to make it better. Here’s a brief look in the rear-view mirror…[Read more…]
By Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on June 12th, 2019 at 11:51 am
The cat is officially out of the bag.
In a story posted this morning, the Willamette Week reported that PBOT Commissioner Chloe Eudaly wants to go big for bus only lanes.
In 18 months, Portland streets could see the most dramatic change in public transit since the arrival of the streetcar. All it will take is gallons of red paint.[Read more…]
By Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on June 11th, 2019 at 6:41 am
Sunday’s Mural Ride had a great turnout with about 100 people showing up to see a few of Portland’s many intriguing public paintings.[Read more…]
By Madi Carlson (Family Biking Columnist) on June 11th, 2019 at 6:01 am
Portland has a wide variety of summer bike camps: Everything from learn-to-ride camps that ease kids onto two wheels to camps that teach advanced riding and repair skills. You might think it’s late in the game to find a spot in one of them, but most area bike camps still have spaces in some sessions.
My son attended his favorite bike camp back when he was five. He decided he wanted “bike racing camp” instead of “regular bike camp” and I found a new camp offered at a bike coaching facility. They started each morning of the week watching Danny MacAskill bike trick videos before pedaling off via multi-use path to a park where the instructor had stashed an obstacle course in the bushes. In addition to the emphasis on riding and tricks, he came home with more art projects from this camp (we still have a precious old bike cranks and duct tape creation) than from the larger, more traditional bike camps he’s attended.
By Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on June 10th, 2019 at 8:46 am
One of the most important bills we’ve been tracking this legislative session is hanging in the balance.
House Bill 2001 would allow “missing middle” housing (a.k.a. multi-family dwellings) in places currently zoned for only single-family housing. It would have a vast impact on cycling because it would enable more people to live in closer proximity to jobs and other destinations — making a trip by bike more feasible.
According to advocates who support the bill, the time is now to press legislators to move the bill forward. Below is a message from southeast Portland resident Doug Klotz: [Read more…]
By Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on June 10th, 2019 at 6:08 am
By Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on June 7th, 2019 at 3:29 pm
Imagine a business district that celebrates cycling and welcomes those who do it with open arms. That’s what we have on North Williams Avenue.
By Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on June 7th, 2019 at 1:16 pm
By Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on June 7th, 2019 at 12:20 pm
A 1.5 mile stretch of a north-south bikeway along the 60s will be built next fall and the Portland Bureau of Transportation is looking for your feedback on the design.
By Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on June 7th, 2019 at 10:57 am
By Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on June 7th, 2019 at 7:54 am
By Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on June 7th, 2019 at 7:10 am
Remember how I said last week’s relative quiet was the calm before the storm? Well the storm is here. Pedalpalooza is in full swing and we’ve got a tantalizing selection of rides for you to choose from this weekend.