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Velomobile maker Organic Transit to set roots in Portland

Coming to Portland Durham, North Carolina-based Organic Transit is currently shopping for office and warehouse space in Portland. The company is known for their “ELF” solar and pedal-powered vehicle (which stands for Electric, Light and Fun) which they bill as the “most efficient vehicle on the planet.” The company is the brainchild of Rob Cotter, … Read more


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PSU e-bike research project launches online survey

(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland) Researchers at Portland State University are looking for e-bike riders to fill out an online survey. The survey is part of an ongoing study that began last fall with an aim to “provide valuable insight into the potential market, user characteristics and barriers to adoption” of e-bikes. Here’s more about the … Read more


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PSU research will focus on potential, perception of e-bikes

E-bikes could change Portland. But how?(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland) Whether you like them or not, electric bikes are a growing part of the U.S. market. Far from just a trend or a novelty, e-bikes are here to stay. But even with major bike companies (and their marketing power) behind them, improved technology, and lower prices, … Read more


Conscious Commuter celebrates first batch of Portland-made frames

The first frames off the production line.(Photos: Conscious Commuter Corp.) Last month we shared the story of Kinn Bikes, a new company that decided to make their frames right here in Portland. Now, another company has decided that Portland is the place to manufacture their bikes. Conscious Commuter Corporation, a company with offices downtown and … Read more


Faraday e-bike funded on Kickstarter, in Portland this weekend

See it in Portland this weekend. One of the most anticipated new bikes in years, the Faraday Porteur, is headed to Portland this weekend. The bike, which was discovered here on BikePortland when it debuted at the Oregon Manifest Design Challenge competition back in September, boasts a gorgeous design, detachable front rack, hub-powered lights, and … Read more