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Mayoral candidate Sarah Iannarone addresses off-street path safety concerns

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on October 27th, 2020 at 9:51 am

A rider on the Springwater Corridor path.
(Photo: Michael Andersen/BikePortland)

During a live, online conversation with a supporter Monday evening, mayoral candidate Sarah Iannarone was asked how she’d address safety concerns and homeless camping on the Springwater Corridor path — an issue that has challenged Portland leaders for nearly a decade.

The interview was with Portland-based attorney Alan Kessler. Kessler asked Iannarone to repeat an answer about the issue he overheard her share at a recent open house hosted by “cycling lawyers” (who he described as “the lycra folks who go on fast carbon fiber bikes and go for long rides”). [Read more…]

Portland Parks defends the Esplanade, won’t sign-off on ODOT’s I-5 widening plan

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on February 27th, 2020 at 10:12 am

(Graphic of shadow over Esplanade with wider I-5 by Cupola Media)

“We will no longer be considering signing a letter of concurrence.”
— Brett Horner, Portland Parks & Recreation

The Portland Parks & Recreation Bureau won’t play ball with the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) when it comes to a key issue surrounding the I-5 Rose Quarter project.[Read more…]

Is it time for more bus-only lanes in Portland?

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on May 11th, 2017 at 1:13 pm

Hawthorne Bridge traffic observations-3.jpg

TriMet buses idle in congestion on the Hawthorne Bridge heading into downtown Portland.
(Photos: J. Maus/BikePortland)

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