City Club research report strongly endorses bicycling

Read the report here. After a year of research, a 12-member committee of the Portland City Club released a report today titled, No Turning Back: A City Club Report on Bicycle Transportation in Portland. The 83-page report tackled nearly every major bicycling issue that Portland faces: From quantifying just how many people are riding, to … Read more

Buffered Bike Lane with a bike symbol and arrow pointing forward

“Symbolic” bike tax proposed in Washington should sound familiar

Don’t forget to add tax.(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland) The Seattle Times reported today on a $10 billion transportation funding package introduced by state lawmakers. The package includes a provision that would levy $25 tax on the sale of all bicycles over $500. The tax would be one of six revenue streams and would be expected … Read more

In Clackamas County, bikes cause ‘considerable’ road damage

Doing some damage.(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland) Reader Chris S. came across a story in The Oregonian yesterday that made him do a double-take. In a report about the ‘State of the County’ event held by the Clackamas County commissioners, the topic of bicycles came up. The event allowed citizens to ask commissioners any question they’d … Read more