Mayor Hales, Commissioner Novick call ‘urgent meeting’ in wake of collisions

Coming to the table.(Photo J. Maus/BikePortland) Portland Mayor Charlie Hales and City Commissioner Steve Novick have just announced an “urgent meeting” that will take place next week at City Hall to discuss bike safety following a spate of collisions that has sparked widespread concerns. Novick is the commissioner in charge of the transportation bureau, which … Read more

Update on SE Powell collision: Driver has 2 careless driving convictions and Mayor mentions protest

On the mayor’s radar. A few updates to our top story: — The man who was driving the truck that collided with Alistair Corkett on Sunday has two prior convictions for Careless Driving. According to our legal sources, 42-year-old Barry Allen was charged with Careless Driving in November 2013 and Careless Driving and Unsafe Operation … Read more