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Ghost bike on Southeast Gladsone won’t be removed, City says

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on April 6th, 2020 at 10:58 am

Mark Angeles ghost bike on SE Gladstone.
(Photo: Sent in by reader)

In the past few days I’ve heard from two readers concerned that a ghost bike in the Creston-Kenilworth neighborhood would be removed by the City of Portland. “I know there is a ton going on right now and this probably not high on most everyone’s list of important things,” the reader shared. “But it is a memorial.”

Ghost bikes are memorials that spring up at intersections after a bicycle rider is involved in a fatal traffic crash. They’re meant to remind the community of the tragedy and encourage people to use streets with greater awareness of the deadly consequences that could result from their actions.

The ghost bike on Southeast Cesar Chavez Boulevard and Gladstone was installed for 22-year-old Mark Angeles. In May 2015, Angeles was biking on Gladstone and died after he collided with the driver of a truck as he attempted to turn onto Cesar Chavez. [Read more…]

Why Jolene Friedow only got a traffic ticket in the collision that killed Mark Angeles

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on November 9th, 2015 at 1:21 pm


SE Gladstone and 39th looking eastbound. The collision happened right where the blue car is in this Streetview image.

On Friday afternoon the Portland Police Bureau issued a statement about the crash in May that killed 23-year old Reed graduate Mark Angeles. The woman who was driving the truck at the time of the collision, 40-year old Jolene Friedow, has been given a traffic citation and will not face criminal charges for her actions.
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Woman driving in collision that killed Mark Angeles receives traffic citation

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on November 6th, 2015 at 4:48 pm


Mark Angeles
(Photo: Reed College)

The woman who was driving the car that killed Mark Angeles back in May has been given a traffic citation.

The Portland Police Bureau announced today that the Multnomah County District Attorney has decided to not pursue criminal charges in the case against Jolene Friedow. With their investigation concluded, Ms.Friedow has been issued a ticket for making a dangerous left turn, a violation that carries a maximum fine of $260.

Here’s more from the official statement:

On November 3, 2015, a Portland Police Bureau Traffic Division Fatal Investigator issued a traffic citation to a driver involved in a fatal crash with a bicycle rider in May 2015. 
40-year-old Jolene Friedow was issued a traffic citation for Oregon Revised Statue 811.350 (Dangerous Left Turn) as a result of the investigation into the traffic death of 22-year-old Mark Angeles. The violation carries a fine of up to $260.00.
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Reed College renames Bike Co-Op for Mark Angeles

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on September 10th, 2015 at 9:54 am


Screentshot from Reed Magazine blog.

The Reed College Bike Co-Op is now named the Mark Angeles Memorial Bike Co-Op.

Mark Angeles was the 22-year-old Reed graduate who was killed in a collision while biking on SE Gladstone back in May. Angeles was an active member of the Reed community and was manager of the Co-Op.

“Mark Angeles had an enduring impact on the lives of students, staff, faculty and many others beyond Reed,” wrote Reed’s Vice President for Student Services Mark Brody in an email last week. “We miss him dearly.”

On Tuesday Angeles’ friends and family organized a memorial event and bicycle ride in his honor. [Read more…]

Six days after man dies crossing SE Chavez, his ghost bike memorial is mangled too (UPDATED)

Michael Andersen (Contributor) by on June 2nd, 2015 at 11:37 am

mangled ghost bike

(Photo: Josh Chernoff)

The white bicycle memorial to recent Reed College graduate Mark Angeles, 22, was wrecked late Monday or early Tuesday, apparently by the wheel of a motor vehicle.

The collision tore through the flower bouquets that had been piled on the bicycle at the corner of Southeast Gladstone Street and Cesar Chavez Boulevard, leaving piles of stems and pedals behind.

Photos after the collision were shared by Josh Chernoff on his Twitter feed Tuesday morning. Chernoff said he lives next door.

“It would’ve been somebody going south on 39th and turning east on the Gladstone crossing over oncoming traffic,” Chernoff wrote in response to our questions. “I hate to say but it looks intentional. … It’s kind of hard to tell.”

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Rider in Gladstone fatality graduated from Reed College last week

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on May 28th, 2015 at 10:45 am


Mark Angeles
(Photo: Reed College)

The man killed while bicycling on Southeast Gladstone yesterday was 22-year-old Mark Angeles. He had just graduated from Reed College last week.

Reed’s Vice President and Dean of Students Mike Brody emailed students and staff about the tragedy this morning. Here’s an excerpt from the email (which was also published on the school’s blog):

Dear Reed,

It is with great sorrow that I report the tragic loss of a 2015 Reed alumnus, Mark Angeles. While riding his bike near SE Gladstone and Cesar Chavez Boulevard, Mark suffered fatal injuries in an accident involving a tow truck on Wednesday, May 27. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Mark graduated with a major in chemistry just last week. As a result of his many accomplishments, he was recognized as one of Reed’s “12 for 15.” He was well-known and well-loved throughout campus.
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Fatal collision on SE Cesar Chavez and Gladstone – UPDATED

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on May 27th, 2015 at 12:43 pm


Streetview of SE Gladstone at SE Cesar Chavez (39th).

UPDATE 5/28: The victim has been identified as 22-year-old Mark Angeles. Learn more about him in our follow-up post.

A man was killed today around noon when he was involved in a collision with a tow truck at SE Cesar Chavez (39th) and Gladstone.
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