Oregon’s Highway 30 is an extremely important part of the cycling network, so we watch very closely for any opportunity to make it better.
You might recall last fall when we shared a hopeful story about how the stretch of what many locals call “Dirty 30” for its often debris-filled bike lanes could see cycling upgrades as part of a major Oregon Department of Transportation repaving project.
Now we’ve gotten our first-ever look at plans that confirm what the bike lanes will look like…
The Oregon Department of Transportation has pulled down a Thin Blue Line flag that was flying on state-owned property.
The presence of the flag was noted by a Portland Twitter user who posted a photo of the image on Saturday (1/30) along with the message: “Why does the taxpayer-funded @OregonDOT lot at Hwy 26 & Timberline Rd have a Thin Blue Line flag on its flagpole?”
The post spread quickly and the majority of respondents expressed concern and tagged Oregon Governor Kate Brown in their messages. “Beyond inappropriate,” said one. “Gonna do anything about this racist flag on our community property @OregonGovBrown?” asked another. [Read more…]