Exclusive: Adams’ budget will include “Bicycle Infrastructure Improvement Fund”

Adams has dedicated $500,000 for bikes in his budget.(Photos © J. Maus) In his forthcoming budget proposal (due out tomorrow), Mayor Sam Adams will include a dedicated funding source devoted to bicycle programs and projects that he calls the “Bicycle Infrastructure Improvement Fund”. In a phone call this afternoon, Mayor Adams told me the money … Read more

Priorities and promises: How will bikes fare in the Mayor’s budget?

Will he deliver a Platinum budget?(Photos © J. Maus) Right now in City Hall, Mayor Adams and his staff are getting set to release their transportation budget. When the Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) released their budget back in February, it was embarrassingly bad for bikes. There was no dedicated revenue for bike projects, one-time funding … Read more

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Kids will take Safe Routes message to City Hall

A politician’s worst nightmare. Kidical Mass storming City Hall.(Photos © J. Maus) The Bicycle Transportation Alliance (BTA) plans to use their monthly “Kidical Mass” ride as way to send a clear message to City Council about their upcoming budget: Find more money for the city’s Safer Routes to Schools program. Hoping it is seen as, … Read more

Mayor publishes statement on bikes and the budget

“I believe in bicycling. Investing in bicycle projects in Portland makes the city a safer, greener, healthier place.”— Mayor Sam Adams In a statement just published on his website, Mayor Sam Adams has responded to concerns from Portlanders about the Bureau of Transportation’s requested budget for 2009-2010. As we’ve reported, PBOT’s budget puts a high … Read more

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City discussing sharrows on new transit mall

A sharrow in action on NW 9th in Portland.(Photos © J. Maus) The City of Portland Bureau of Transportation and TriMet are discussing the idea of installing shared lane markings (a.k.a. sharrows) on the entire length of the new downtown transit mall. Sharrows are a type of pavement marking that are placed on streets with … Read more