PBOT maintenance staff ask council for support while union organizer says strike isn’t off the table

“We get a lot of thank yous from downtown, but those thank yous dry up when we ask for more money, and we’re suffering.” -Andrew Sterling, PBOT and Laborers Local 483 The people who work in the Portland Bureau of Transportation’s Maintenance Operations department do the nitty-gritty work of keeping this city moving — and … Read more

Guest Article: Why PBOT’s top maintenance staffer joined us for a bike ride

Story and photos by Cathy Tuttle People who bike every day are the folks who ground-truth poor maintenance. We intimately experience gutters filled with leaves and plastic bike lane wands broken in the same locations day after day. We see street trees dying, and giant potholes reappearing over and over on what look like war-torn … Read more

Hallelujah! PBOT will address bikeway maintenance at upcoming meeting

Warning: The following contains a lot of my opinions that might be uncomfortable for some readers. For a city with a rich legacy of cycling with aspirations to be even more cycling-centric, the lack of care and capacity that the Portland Bureau of Transportation spends on keeping cycling paths, shoulders, and lanes clean is unacceptable … Read more