By Madi Carlson (Family Biking Columnist) on December 4th, 2018 at 10:22 am
By Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on December 4th, 2018 at 8:13 am
In 1896 Portland had a thriving cycling culture complete with bike-specific fashion purveyors, bike-friendly restaurants, bike shops, and local businesses hoping to cater to our many “wheelmen” and women.
By Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on December 3rd, 2018 at 11:16 am
At city council on Wednesday the Portland Bureau of Transportation will request support for a grant to the Oregon Department of Transportation to fund three Safe Routes to School projects in east Portland.
By Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on December 3rd, 2018 at 9:48 am
This week’s Monday Roundup is sponsored by the Ruckus Warehouse Sale, this Saturday December 8th.
Here are the most noteworthy items we came across in the past week…
By Elly Blue (Columnist) on November 30th, 2018 at 2:09 pm
By Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on November 30th, 2018 at 12:20 pm
In Portland you can’t even propose a Major League Baseball stadium without putting bikes front and center.
Yesterday a consortium of financiers, celebrities, and fans made a big splash with an announcement about a potential location and a series of renderings of what the 32,000 seat stadium might look like.
By Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on November 30th, 2018 at 10:12 am
We had two job listings posted this week. Learn more about each one via the links below…
By Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on November 29th, 2018 at 4:30 pm
A new program from the Portland Bureau of Transportation has quietly emerged as the agency’s latest attempt to make progress on our deadliest streets.
By Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on November 29th, 2018 at 2:23 pm
By Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on November 29th, 2018 at 11:20 am
50 years after a Portland State University professor helped spark a statewide cycling movement, a new sculpture will be erected to celebrate his work.
No More Freeways coalition requests more time for feedback on environmental impacts of I-5 expansion
By Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on November 28th, 2018 at 12:43 pm
A coalition with concerns over the State of Oregon’s planned $450 million expansion of Interstate 5 through Portland’s Rose Quarter have requested more time to consider the project’s environmental impacts.
By Kiel Johnson (Go By Bike) on November 28th, 2018 at 9:37 am
BikePortland supporter and contributor Kiel Johnson (owner of the Go By Bike valet) has been working to create more support for a neighborhood greenway on 7th Avenue as part of PBOT’s Lloyd-to-Woodlawn project. This is his latest post in a series.
You don’t need to change the world to make a difference.
That’s what I’ve learned from these past few months of hunkering down on my advocacy for a NE 7th Avenue neighborhood greenway. If built as proposed, the project would transform 7th — from I-84 to Woodlawn — into a street where safety of all users is the priority.[Read more…]
By Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on November 28th, 2018 at 7:14 am
By Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on November 27th, 2018 at 12:59 pm
Just after 11:00 pm on November 15th, 23-year-old Calum Breitenberg got into his Volvo sedan and drove northwest on Willamette Boulevard toward St. Johns. He had been drinking. A lot.
By Elly Blue (Columnist) on November 27th, 2018 at 11:28 am
By Madi Carlson (Family Biking Columnist) on November 27th, 2018 at 9:05 am
‘Tis the season for giving and receiving new bikes. With that in mind, I want to share a few tips on how to comfortably settle into a new rig.
By Drew Coleman on November 26th, 2018 at 3:42 pm
*Photos and words by Drew Coleman
I love bike racing. Last year I got hurt and had to stop, so I picked up my camera and experienced cyclocross through the lens of a camera rather than from the seat of a bike.
This season, I have been fortunate enough to be given access and opportunity to photograph cyclocross outside of Oregon. It was the first time I stepped outside the Oregon Bicycle Racing Association (OBRA) cyclocross bubble and I could finally put it all into context. What I have come to realize is that, while there are vibrant cyclocross scenes in pockets around the country, what we have in Oregon is special. [Read more…]
By Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on November 26th, 2018 at 1:56 pm
Welcome back from the long holiday weekend. I’ve been out of town for a week and I’m eager to get back to work!
Here are the most notable stories we came across in the past seven days (thanks to all the readers who sent in links)…
Light rail parking fail: Sightline’s Michael Andersen dissects the absurdity of TriMet’s plans to spend $168 million on free auto parking along the SW Corridor light rail line — twice as much as it will spend on affordable housing.
By Madi Carlson (Family Biking Columnist) on November 20th, 2018 at 6:42 am
Cranksgiving is a bike-based food-and-supplies drive, treasure hunt, costume contest, and bike race. This is the sixth year for the event in Portland, but it started back in 1999 in New York City. It’s fun for participants fast and slow, and whether you’re equipped to carry a lot or a little, it’s definitely something to bring the kids to.
This year’s edition is on Saturday, November 24th from 12:00-5:00 pm at Nomad Cycles PDX (5820 NE Sandy Blvd). Here’s the blurb from the event page, “Cranksgiving is a tradition. You come, you ride, or volunteer. We provide a manifesto of locations, supplies, and tasks that must be completed. You make it happen with your team.”
In addition to purchasing items to donate (expect to spend $20), teams are eligible for prizes in several categories:
➤ Most donated
➤ Best costume
➤ DFL (dead…uh…festively last)
Form your team (of any size this year) ahead of time or find teammates on race day.
By Elly Blue (Columnist) on November 20th, 2018 at 6:14 am
It’s time once again to get excited for BikeCraft, Portland’s bike-inspired holiday gift fair.
Our friends at Microcosm Publishing have assembled a stellar lineup of vendors. From artists to authors, makers of all kinds will share their wares on December 15th and 16th at Taborspace in southeast Portland. All this week we’ll feature spotlights of the vendors here on the Front Page.
Here’s the first batch…