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Man says he was intentionally run down while biking on N. Williams Ave

Avatar by on May 31st, 2012 at 2:15 pm

Scott Stephenson says he suffered facial wounds
after a woman intentionally ran into him
while he biked on N Williams Avenue.
(Photo: Scott Stephenson)

North Portland resident Scott Stephenson is still shaken up after being involved in a road rage altercation on North Williams Avenue last Saturday. Stephenson, 31, says he and a woman driving a car got into a shouting match and that the woman escalated the situation by intentionally swerving her vehicle into him, knocking him to the ground, and then fleeing the scene.

After hearing about Stephenson’s story, I contacted him directly to hear his side of the story. Here’s how he remembers it…

Stephenson was stopped in the bike lane, waiting at the red light at N. Fremont at about 1:00 pm. As his light turned green, a woman was getting into her car just outside the Williams St. Market. She left her driver’s side door open, and Stephenson says his arm “grazed her door.” “It was no big deal,” he recalled, “So I just kept on going.”[Read more…]

Michigan Ave bike boulevard saved! PCC approves underground parking garage

Avatar by on January 5th, 2012 at 1:53 pm

Rendering of plans. New parking
garage is in upper left, N.
Killingsworth St. is in lower right.

Portland Community College has approved plans for a new parking garage at their Cascade campus in North Portland — and it won’t be the four-story, $9 million structure that many people (including myself) were concerned about due to its potential impacts on the future Michigan Ave bike boulevard.

Instead, PCC announced today that a proposal for an underground parking facility on N. Jessup between N. Albina and Mississippi was approved in late December and they’re “going forward with it.”
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City project gives North Portland school a biking boost

Avatar by on January 4th, 2012 at 9:42 am

The new bike lane and bike parking in front of Cesar Chavez School on N. Willis Blvd.
(Photo: Gabe Graff/City of Portland)

Biking continues to improve for residents of North Portland. The City just unwrapped a small but important improvement that will improve bike safety during pick-up and drop-off on the main road outside Cesar Chavez School on N. Willis Blvd.[Read more…]

Going Street bike boulevard gets crossing help with new median

Avatar by on November 17th, 2011 at 4:23 pm

The new median on NE 15th at Going.
(Photos: Charles Powne)

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Non-profit wins grant to build bike skills park at New Columbia

Avatar by on November 16th, 2011 at 1:59 pm

Thanks to the Community Cycling Center, this vacant lot in the New Columbia mixed-income housing neighborhood will soon be home to a bike skills park, pump track and repair center!
(Photo © J. Maus)

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PCC Cascade eyes multi-level parking garage on Michigan Ave

Avatar by on October 26th, 2011 at 10:10 am

PCC has determined that the
corner of Michigan and Killingsworth
would be the best location for a
multi-story parking garage.
(Photo © J. Maus)

Portland Community College’s Cascade campus is considering the construction of a four-story parking garage on the northeast corner of N Michigan and Killingsworth. The project is part of district-wide expansion plans funded by a $374 million bond measure passed by voters in 2008.

While some neighborhood residents are alarmed at the potential impacts of a parking garage — especially its alignment along the bicycle boulevard planned for Michigan Ave — PCC officials say that the structure is not a done deal and they still might not have build it.[Read more…]

North Portland tiki bar goes for Easter Island themed bike parking

Avatar by on September 12th, 2011 at 3:13 pm

Bike parking at The Alibi on N. Interstate. The racks were designed and fabricated by Matt Cartwright of Cartwright Design.
(Photos © J. Maus)

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Ride to the lakes: An easy and fun North Portland bike adventure

Avatar by on August 22nd, 2011 at 11:03 am

The Peninsula Crossing Trail awaits six-year old Danica Maus en route to Smith and Bybee Lakes.
(Photos © J. Maus)

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Meeting tonight will discuss new neighborhood greenway on N Bryant

Avatar by on August 11th, 2011 at 9:06 am

PBOT map of Bryant-Holman Connector project.

The Portland Bureau of Transportation continues their expansion of low-stress bike streets in North Portland with a neighborhood meeting for the Bryant-Holman Connector project tonight.[Read more…]

On NE Holman, an intersection transformed by paint and neighbors

Avatar by on June 2nd, 2011 at 1:12 pm

The largest street painting in Portland, as seen from a roof on the northwest corner of the intersection.
(Photos © J. Maus)

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