Columbia Slough and Marine Drive path gaps to be filled with Metro bond funds

There were a lot of exciting Portland-area active transportation projects up for Metro funding through its 2025-2027 Regional Flexible Funds Allocation (RFFA) cycle, and not all of them were chosen. But Metro has other pots of money to dip into for regional projects, and they just announced how they’ll use $20 million from the 2019 … Read more

Portland International Raceway officials directed traffic onto a bike path

Note: Video has no sound. Filmed by Jonathan Maus. On Sunday afternoon I was biking home from Vancouver. As I headed west on the Columbia Slough path toward North Denver Avenue and began to roll down the path under the overpass, a large box-van came rumbling toward me. Given that this is a bike path, … Read more

City’s concrete barriers restrict access to Columbia Slough path

(Photos: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) UPDATE, 1/14 at 4:14 pm: The Parks bureau says they barriers have been moved and the path is clear. Two large concrete barriers placed on the Columbia Slough path near Portland International Raceway restrict access to a popular bike route and have raised safety concerns. “These barriers should be called widowmakers.”— a … Read more

You’ve probably ridden in Vanport, the former city wiped out by a flood 71 years ago today

Ever raced cyclocross, mountain, or road bikes at Portland International Raceway? Ever biked on the Columbia River Slough northwest of Kenton? Or maybe you’ve enjoyed the annual Winter Wonderland Light Show? If you answered yes to any of those, you’ve ridden on the streets, across the yards, and around the borders of Vanport.