Bikes, Bridges and Bullet Trains: Riding Japan’s Shimanami Kaido route

Robert Pickett, a former (and future!) Portland resident and member of the Portland Police Bureau Bicycle Patrol Unit, is currently serving as a U.S. diplomat stationed with his wife and two daughters in Sapporo, Japan. “Its the best ride in Japan—let me know if you end up doing it and want some company.” High praise … Read more

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How bikes might (or might not) fit into ODOT’s rail plans

ODOT’s Betsy Imholt.(Photo: Daniel Ronan) The Obama Administration recently green-lighted money for development of a rail corridor between Eugene and Portland and the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) is hosting a series of open houses to discuss the project. I recently spoke with ODOT’s rail program study director Betsy Imholt and attended the open house … Read more