Empty bike racks at Portland City Hall.(Photo by J.Maus/BikePortland) In a downtown brimming with bike commuters, there’s still one Portland workplace that currently posts a solid 0 percent bike commute rate: City Council chambers. Portland’s five city commissioners aren’t opposed to bicycling by any stretch. But, since former Mayor Sam Adams left the council in … Read more
The best way to understand the only vocally pro-bike candidate in tomorrow’s city elections might actually be to watch him drive a car.
Portland’s new Transportation Commissioner Steve Novick.(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland) Mayor Charlie Hales has just announced the city bureau assignments and he’s given the Bureau of Transportation to Commissioner Steve Novick. Another bureau shake-up that impacts bicycling is Portland Parks & Recreation now being in the office of Commissioner Amanda Fritz instead of Nick Fish. Hales … Read more
Tom Miller speaking at a conference in Salem back in April.(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland) The Willamette Week reported on New Year’s Eve that Mayor Charlie Hales has asked Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) Director Tom Miller for his resignation. According to the Willamette Week, the resignation letter is due on February 4th, which is the … Read more
Bob Stacey has one of the run-off spots for Metropresidency all wrapped up.(Photo © J. Maus) It’s election night and, while I haven’t done tons of coverage on all the races, I thought folks might want a place to chime in about what’s going on. Many of the races have been decided, but there’s a … Read more