Election recap: Hardesty holds onto 41% of vote as some progressives breathe sigh of relief

By on May 18th, 2022 at 7:56 am

Jo Ann Hardesty wearing a blue jacket speaking at a lectern during a PBOT event.

Hardesty at an event on May 6th. (Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

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‘Massive mobilization’ against ‘villains’ on tap for Friday’s Climate Strike

By on May 17th, 2022 at 1:53 pm

Group of protestors marching in the street with a banner that reads "Our house is on fire".

You can help them put it out by taking part on Friday. (Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

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Where have all the riders gone? PBOT preps for first post-lockdown bike counts

By on May 17th, 2022 at 12:58 pm

Time to track the elusive Portland bicycle rider. (Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

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Ridwell helps local nonprofit collect used bikes right from your porch

By on May 17th, 2022 at 11:11 am

We love when clever ideas help get more people on bikes. The latest collab between a bike nonprofit and a porchside recycling company might be one of the best yet.

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The Line 10 bus is off the SE Clinton Street greenway for good

By on May 17th, 2022 at 10:12 am

TriMet sign at SE Clinton and 23rd.
(Photo: Betsy Reese)

As of Sunday May 15th, TriMet’s Line 10 has been moved off Clinton Street between SE 21st and SE 26th — much to the pleasure of advocates who have wanted to clear bus traffic from the popular neighborhood greenway route for many years.

The Clinton Street Neighborhood Greenway is the only greenway between Division and Powell Blvd. Without it, people biking would have to go out of their way and cross busy corridors in order to move east-west through the Hosford-Abernethy and Richmond neighborhoods.

This greenway is one of Portland’s most beloved, and many people have pushed for more car traffic diverters to keep driving volumes low so that it can live up to the city’s “low-stress, family friendly” promise.

It’s nearly impossible to meet that expectation when people are sharing the street with large, loud, and toxic vehicles.

Line 10 will now go eastbound from SE Ladd and Division to SE 26th Ave (and vice-versa westbound) and avoid Clinton St entirely.

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Looking east on SE Clinton at 25th.
(Photo: Taylor Griggs/BikePortland)

Nearby resident and veteran bike advocacy volunteer Betsy Reese notified us of the change. She said she’s been “working to get the number 10 off our greenway for many, many years.” “Thanks to Covid,” she continued, “it has finally happened.”

At the beginning of the pandemic, the 10 bus was rerouted from Clinton St as part of the Portland Bureau of Transportation shutting off car traffic on Clinton between 25th and 26th Avenues as part of their Safe Streets Initiative. As you can see in the photo above taken Monday, the busy intersection has become a carfree plaza with several restaurants teaming up on a Healthy Business permits that has allowed them to make the block carfree.

The plaza is very popular with business owners and many nearby residents. Moving the bus off Clinton not only improves the cycling environment, it makes it much more likely the block at 26th remains carfree forever.

‘Advisory bike lanes’ — which force drivers to share and prioritize cycling — are coming to northeast Portland

By on May 17th, 2022 at 8:23 am

How they work, according to PBOT.

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Whoever you are for — or against — please vote!

By on May 16th, 2022 at 3:13 pm

The future of our planet and city depend on your vote.
(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

Now is not the time to detach from democracy. In fact, it’s time to engage.

I know there’s a lot of news that feels overwhelming in its heaviness and heartache right now — on a local, regional, statewide, national, and global scale. But if we don’t vote, we lose touch completely and we let other people — often those with more power and money and privilege — decide the direction of our city, region, state, country, and world.

If you haven’t already, please crack that voter’s guide that’s on your kitchen table and take the time to vote. There are a lot of voting guides out there from other news sources (Google is your friend), so there’s really no excuse to not have a basic sense of who the candidates are and what positions are open.

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Show us your Greatest Cargo Load Ever and win prizes and entry to Disaster Relief Trials

By on May 16th, 2022 at 12:13 pm

Backpack, basket, and a Burley… not bad!
(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

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Cathy Tuttle’s ‘Car Master Plan’ turns city mode shift plan on its head

By on May 16th, 2022 at 10:51 am

One of Tuttle’s slides from her “Car Master Plan”.

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Comment of the Week: ‘They work for us, not the other way around’

By on May 16th, 2022 at 10:11 am

“At the end of the day, the public needs to vigorously evaluate and remove its underperforming leaders.”
— John L

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The Monday Roundup: Biniam Girmay, a city for cars, illegal squats, and more

By on May 16th, 2022 at 9:32 am

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TriMet grapples with driver shortage as service cuts continue

By on May 13th, 2022 at 1:22 pm

(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

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Portland Mayor says plan to reduce car trips by making them cost more is ‘tone deaf’

By on May 13th, 2022 at 11:49 am

Mayor Wheeler speaking at Wednesday’s city council meeting.

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Oregon’s bike tax revenue has nearly doubled since 2018

By on May 13th, 2022 at 9:53 am

Bikes in a bike shop in the background and a chart showing Oregon Bike Tax revenue 2018-2022 in the fore.

(Source: Oregon Department of Revenue)

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Birders will use bikes to find more species along Columbia Slough

By on May 13th, 2022 at 7:31 am

A heron at the side of a river and two men in inset photo looking at the sky.

A heron in the Columbia Slough – Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland. Inset photo: Ryan Gilpin and Thomas Meinzen – Courtesy Columbia Slough Watershed Council

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ODOT says they won’t ignore e-bikes with $100 million EV charging investment

By on May 12th, 2022 at 2:48 pm

EV charging station with a bicycle in the background.

Nice charger, if you can use it.
(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

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Weekend Event Guide: MTB clinics, Bud Clark celebration, Overlook ride, and more

By on May 12th, 2022 at 2:06 pm

The late Bud Clark (front right) will be celebrated at an event this Sunday at 1:00 pm. (Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland).

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Family Biking: Baby’s first ride

By on May 12th, 2022 at 1:37 pm

Person in the street on a bike pulling a child trailer and with children in a front cargo box smiling.

On the road again!
(Photos: Johnson Family)

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Blumenauer’s new ‘REC Act’ has huge upside for Mt. Hood, Gorge cycling

By on May 12th, 2022 at 11:21 am

A dirt road in the forest with a snow-capped peak of Mt. Hood in the background.

Mt. Hood from Barlow Road.
(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

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City crews remove large number of bicycles from street encampment on SE Alder

By on May 11th, 2022 at 1:01 pm

Truck with people loading bicycles and bike parts into it from a pile on the sidewalk.

Crews from Rapid Response move bikes from the sidewalk on SE Alder near 30th.
(Photos: Taylor Griggs/BikePortland)

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