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Man on bike dies after road rage incident involving prominent politician in Ontario, Canada

A tragic road rage story has been making international headlines. On Monday evening in Ontario, Canada, a bike messenger has died after a road rage altercation with a prominent political figure. Witnesses describe seeing a black convertible going 90 kilometers an hour the wrong way down a street in an upscale Toronto shopping district with … Read more

What can Europe learn from Portland about bikes? A conversation about E.U. transport policy

Portland’s bike culture inspiresthe world. The Sprockettes perform atthe Multnomah County Bike Fair (Photo © J. Maus) I rode out in the rain last night to grab a beer with Mattia Pellegrini, a member of the cabinet of the Vice President / Commissioner for Transportation of the European Union. Pellegrini, whose background is in environmental … Read more

Blumenauer jumps at chance to hold a “weasel” accountable

George Will, Public Weasel No. 1. Remember just over a year ago, when U.S. Congressman Earl Blumenauer told the crowd at the Oregon Bike Summit that we need to “Hold the weasels accountable” when their partisan bickering holds up good bike policy? Now, Blumenauer is doing just that in his efforts to take Newsweek’s George … Read more

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Bike share in Portland Part Two: Off to Scandinavia

Tom Miller(Photo © J. Maus) Welcome to Part Two of our six-part, guest article series on bike-sharing in Portland. The series is written by Tom Miller, chief of staff for Portland City Commissioner and Mayor-elect Sam Adams. Yesterday, Tom gave us some background on Portland’s efforts to launch a bike share program. Today’s article is … Read more