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Bike Plan birthday rally celebrates past with eye toward future

Avatar by on February 11th, 2020 at 4:00 pm

The crowd at City Hall plaza today.
(Photos © J. Maus/BikePortland)

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This report from a scrappy nonprofit, could help get Portland’s Bike Plan back on track

Avatar by on February 11th, 2020 at 10:11 am

Cover of the report.
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One decade in, Bike Loud will host 2030 bike plan rally next week

Avatar by on February 4th, 2020 at 11:45 am

“Build it!” rally on February 4th, 2010.
(Photos © J. Maus/BikePortland)

10 years ago next week Portland City Council passed the Bicycle Plan for 2030. Now scrappy local bike advocacy group Bike Loud PDX wants to make sure they don’t forget about it. [Read more…]

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

Avatar by on December 19th, 2019 at 4:19 pm

Time to show up for an old friend in need.

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 panned out.

We learned back in September that the Bureau of Transportation has completed just 59 of the 223 action items listed in the plan. Two weeks after PBOT’s five-year progress report (which came five years late) we learned that the rate of bike commuting in Portland has dropped to a 12-year low of 5.3%.

Halfway in, the Bike Plan’s goal of 25% of trips being made by bicycle by 2030 seems unattainable. Unless.[Read more…]

Bike Loud PDX will celebrate 5 years of activism Friday night

Avatar by on October 10th, 2019 at 11:52 am

Photos from Bike Loud events over the years. Click for captions. (Photos by Jonathan Maus unless otherwise noted)[Read more…]

Lance Hart remembered as artist and friend at memorial event

Avatar by on July 24th, 2019 at 8:37 am

People gathered near a ghost bike for Lance Hart at SE Flavel and 78th.
(Photo: BikeLoudPDX)

Last night friends of Lance Hart joined with safe streets advocates to remember the 32-year-old who was killed while bicycling on June 23rd.
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Friends and family join road safety activists to remember Lou Battams

Avatar by on June 27th, 2019 at 1:55 pm

They re-traced the final steps of Lou Battams on Southeast Foster Road.
(Photos: J. Maus/BikePortland)

Louanna “Lou” Battams life touched many people in the Mt. Scott-Arleta neighborhood of southeast Portland. The 82-year-old was remembered at a memorial last night as a creative, smart, and selfless person who devoted her later years to helping vulnerable people.
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Memorial planned for Louanna Battams on SE Foster Road tonight

Avatar by on June 26th, 2019 at 8:57 am

BikeLoudPDX and the Mt. Scott-Arleta Neighborhood will co-host a memorial for Louanna Battams this afternoon (6/26) at 4:30 pm.

Ms. Battams (she was known as “Lou”) was the 82-year-old woman struck and killed by someone driving a car as she attempted to cross SE Foster Road at 71st on June 13th. The tragic death happened just hours after the City of Portland cut the ribbon on the long-awaited streetscape project that’s intended to improve the safety of the street.

According to people who knew Battams, she lived just a few blocks from where she was hit and, “Was a pillar in the Lents community, loved pottery, and is survived by her son.” Battams was formerly active in the Mt. Scott-Arleta Neighborhood Association
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‘No More Deaths’ rally planned following recent fatality

Avatar by on April 22nd, 2019 at 1:29 pm

A woman was killed on Friday afternoon while walking across NE Broadway. Local advocates have now planned a memorial event to highlight the inherent dangers at this section of Broadway and encourage the City of Portland to do more to mitigate them.[Read more…]

As bell tolls for victims, Portlanders at ‘die-in’ call on ODOT to end ‘traffic violence’

Avatar by on March 15th, 2019 at 10:30 am

A woman and her baby made a strong statement in front of ODOT headquarters on Wednesday.
(Photos: Alex Milan Tracy)

In a silent and powerful protest on Wednesday, parents, children, and activists came together to draw attention to unsafe streets. There was fake blood and chalk-outlined bodies. Adding to the symbolism was that it took place in the courtyard outside the front doors of the Oregon Department of Transportation’s Region 1 headquarters in northwest Portland.
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