Despite mixed feelings, Metro supports freeway expansion project funding 5-1

By on January 6th, 2022 at 5:55 pm

Metro Council at today’s meeting.

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Throttle, theft, and insurance: Answers to three of your e-bike buying questions

By on January 6th, 2022 at 2:52 pm

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Weekend Event Guide: Help build MTB trails, join WeBike at Gateway, and more

By on January 6th, 2022 at 9:40 am

Happy New Year! (Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

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Lake Oswego resident brings ‘Share the Road’ message to Mrs. America Pageant stage

By on January 6th, 2022 at 8:38 am

That’s one way to get out the message.
(Photos courtesy Merryn Roberts-Huntley)

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Review: Bontrager Ion Pro RT headlight

By on January 5th, 2022 at 2:47 pm

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Commissioner Hardesty asks supporters for feedback on priorities, accomplishments

By on January 5th, 2022 at 1:44 pm

Hardesty with PBOT Director Chris Warner at Ned Flanders Crossing opening in June 2021.
(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

Portland Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty has opened up a survey that asks her supporters how she should prioritize her efforts in 2022. Among the eight options to choose from are, “Climate Change and Reducing Harmful Carbon Emissions” and “Transportation and Pedestrian/Bike Safety.”

While those two seem to have the most direct implications for readers of this site, all of them have a major impact on the experience of anyone biking around the city.

The survey (which is a campaign tool and requires respondents to share an email address) also includes a list of achievements and then asks which of them she should “protect and expand”. Transportation policy items on the list include: “Daylighting 300+ Street Corners”, “Transformation of 82nd Ave”, and “Implement Pricing Options for Equitable Mobility”. We covered Hardesty’s daylighting investment back in November. The “transformation” of 82nd she references has to do with the $80 million in funding granted to the City of Portland to upgrade the arterial and take over ownership from the Oregon Department of Transportation. The other transportation accomplishment she mentions is POEM, the Portland Bureau of Transportation’s set of recommendations aimed at making driving more expensive that was adopted by City Council last fall.

And just like her list of priorities, all of the achievements listed by Commissioner Hardesty — policing, public health, denser housing, energy grants — have strong connections to bicycling and mobility. [Read more…]

Metro lays out ‘values, outcomes, and actions’ required for Interstate Bridge project support

By on January 5th, 2022 at 11:58 am

(Photos: Metro)

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Podcast: Sellwood Cycle Repair Owner Erik Tonkin

By on January 5th, 2022 at 8:27 am

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PBOT seeks six new members for Central City in Motion Working Group

By on January 4th, 2022 at 1:02 pm

This (under construction) bikeway on Naito Parkway is part of the Central City in Motion Plan.
(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

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Thoughts on trains while traveling on a train

By on January 4th, 2022 at 12:15 pm

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Video shows TriMet bus operator intentionally drove through group of bike riders

By on January 4th, 2022 at 10:20 am

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Guest Article: Shawne Martinez on completing a 365-day ride challenge

By on January 4th, 2022 at 8:57 am

Left: Shawne Martinez on a Pedalpalooza ride in June. (Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland). Right photos: Shawne Martinez

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Meet Jamshed Patel, one of many carfree Portlanders (Video)

By on January 3rd, 2022 at 12:59 pm

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Metro vote Thursday could be pivotal in push for Interstate Bridge project

By on January 3rd, 2022 at 11:43 am

View northbound at I-5/Marine Drive interchange. (Source: Google Maps)

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The Monday Roundup: Strong mayors, honest car commercials, Don’t Look Up, and more

By on January 3rd, 2022 at 9:50 am

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Riders brave cold for annual New Year’s Day Ride

By on January 1st, 2022 at 4:55 pm

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Happy New Year everyone!

By on December 31st, 2021 at 3:23 pm

Me in Laguna Beach, California a few days ago.

Hello friends (and everyone else too).

You’ve probably noticed things have been pretty quiet around here. That’s because I just got back from visiting family in California for Christmas, and unlike years past I decided to leave my computer in my bag the entire time.

I know it’s New Year’s Eve and most of you are ready for some pensive and/or party time before the clock strikes midnight… but I just wanted to say Happy New Year and thank you for an amazing 2021. We accomplished a ton this year and BikePortland is poised to get even better in 2022. And we cannot do it without your engagement and support.

Stay tuned next week when we wrap up the top stories of 2021 and share a few thoughts about where we think things are headed in the new year.

And of course, our usual daily offerings of important news and information will start up again on Monday.

Happy New Year!

Weekend Event Guide: Two rides to bring in the New Year

By on December 30th, 2021 at 11:22 am

Digging into BikePortland’s archives I found this dreamy photo dating back from 2012, which I thought definitely goes along with the mood of saying farewell to the year. (Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

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Colorado’s new transportation reform rules could serve as an example for Oregon

By on December 28th, 2021 at 9:14 am

A bike route sign in Greenwood Village, Colorado.
(Photos: Taylor Griggs/BikePortland)

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Weekend Event Guide: Dead streets, Christmas coffee, and more

By on December 23rd, 2021 at 10:25 am

A throwback to the Portland Winter Light Festival earlier this year. (Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

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