What’s next for the Springwater Trail? Filling in the gaps

The Springwater Corridor Trail is a major commute thoroughfare and recreational facility. (Photo © J. Maus) The Springwater Corridor Trail is the closest thing Portland has to a bicycle superhighway. When the trail is complete, you will be able to walk, run, skate, or ride your bike from the Steel Bridge all the way out … Read more

Buffered Bike Lane with a bike symbol and arrow pointing forward

Don’t kill the messengers: Inside the health of the industry (Part Three)

More on this series:– Read Part One – Read Part Two– Author Bio [Note from Publisher: Welcome to the final installment of our three-part series on bike messengers in Portland. This series is written by BikePortland contributing writer Erin Greeson (bio). In Part One, Greeson laid out the tough working conditions faced by Portland’s messengers. … Read more

Don’t kill the messengers: Inside the health of the industry

Erin Greeson [Publisher’s note: This is the first in a three-part story on Portland’s bike messengers by new contributor Erin Greeson. When her friend Zak Kovalcik crashed and broke his collarbone last fall, Greeson came face-to-face with the tough reality faced by Portland’s bike delivery professionals. In this in-depth, three-part series, Greeson shares how the … Read more

Portland and the rise of the “American-style” cycle track

“Sam (Adams) has directed (City Traffic Engineer) Rob Burchfield to indentify opportunities for a “high visibility” cycle track to be rolled out in Sam’s first 100 days as mayor.” — Sam Adams’ chief of staff Tom Miller, in an email to Metro Councilor Rex Burkholder There’s no denying that 2009 is shaping up to be … Read more