Bike Loud PDX wants to make Portland’s 2030 Bike Plan relevant again

I’ll excuse you for not knowing that it’s almost the 10th anniversary of the City of Portland’s Bicycle Plan for 2030. For a plan adopted amid seemingly boundless optimism that a new era in transportation was imminent, its contents and visions and goals have tumbled from their pedestal like a highly-rated rookie prospect that never … Read more

PBOT shares progress report on 2030 bike plan

The five-year progress report for the Portland Bicycle Plan for 2030 is five years overdue. That seems like a fitting allegory for the general lack of urgency and institutional respect for cycling in Portland city government right now. At last night’s meeting of the PBOT Bicycle Advisory Committee, city bicycle coordinator Roger Geller unveiled a … Read more

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Mia Birk of Alta Bicycle Share says Portland’s system “Will allow us to fulfill the 2030 vision”

Get ready Portland, it’s coming!.(Photos © J. Maus/BikePortland) On Friday afternoon, the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) announced that Alta Bicycle Share had won the contract to operate the Portland Bike Share system. Given Alta’s Portland headquarters, their success in nabbing major bike share projects around the country, and Birk’s own close connections with the … Read more

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Guest Article: Bikes and the transportation policy debate

Chris Smith [This article is written by Chris Smith. Smith is a former City Council candidate and current City of Portland Planning Commissioner with a long list of transportation activism palmarès.] “Many of the economic interests at the table are simply unwilling to agree (or sincerely unable to believe) that we can grow the Central … Read more

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Editorial: Does Portland’s Bike Plan matter?

Time to get it off the shelf.(Illustration: Mark Markovich) I just returned from an open house for the Lloyd District Bikeway projects. Unfortunately, my hunches about the direction each of them is headed have been confirmed. At this point, I think it’s time to take the Portland Bicycle Plan for 2030 off the shelf and … Read more