HB 3014, otherwise known as the “Bike Bus Bill,” would allow Oregon school districts to fund creative transportation options.
L to R: Earl Blumenauer (D), Mike McCaul (R), Peter DeFazio (D), Howard Coble (R).(Images: Blumenauer by J. Maus/BikePortland. All others via Facebook) On a day when we learned U.S. traffic fatalities in 2012 went up for the first time since 2005 — with notable spikes in bicycling and walking deaths — Oregon Congressmen Earl … Read more
The wait is almost over.(Photo: Michael Andersen/Portland Afoot) The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) is gearing up to install 300 new speed limit signs throughout the city. The new signs are the result of a law PBOT passed in 2011 that gives the city legal authority to lower speed limits by 5 mph on residential … Read more
BTA Advocacy Director Gerik Kransky at Velo Cult last night.(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland) The Bicycle Transportation Alliance has embarked on their 2013 legislative campaign. Last night they revealed that the three bills they plan to lobby for center around funding, speed limits, and enforcement. The bills are substantial and they mark a full-force return to … Read more