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
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
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
A Vélib bicycle(Photo: austinevan on Flickr) We reported yesterday on a BBC article predicting the demise of Paris’s Vélib bicycle sharing program due to theft, vandalism, and increased costs. Streetsblog has done some research of their own and discovered that the threat may not be so great as the BBC article makes it seem.
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