City of Portland wants to make side guards mandatory on all garbage and recycling trucks by 2022

It’s been a long time coming, but Portland is finally about to take a big step forward in road safety. The Bureau of Planning & Sustainability (BPS) announced today they’ll propose a change to the City’s administrative rules that would require all garbage and recycling contractors to fill gaps in the sides of their trucks … Read more

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A freight advocate’s perspective on recent fatal collision

Former chair of the Portland Freight Committee, Corky Collier.(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland) Not surprisingly, the death of Kathryn Rickson while she rode in a bike lane just one block from Portland City Hall has got a lot of people talking. Apart from the grieving we do as a community when something like this happens, many … Read more

ODOT truck division launches bike safety campaign

“As a 30-year cyclist, I feel this message is crucial.”–Howard Russell, ODOT The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) has launched a bike safety campaign. Word of the campaign comes from ODOT’s Howard Russell. Russell is the safety enforcement manager of the agency’s Motor Carrier Division, which he says is a specialized unit devoted to preventing … Read more