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The Division Streetscape Project aims to create “green main street”

An example of a curb extensionwith a bioswale (at SE Clay and 11th)(Photo © J. Maus) The city plans to turn SE Division Street into a “green main street” between SE 6th and SE 39th. Division Streetscape and Reconstruction project manager Elizabeth Mahon presented draft intersection redesign plans to the city’s Bicycle Advisory Committee last … Read more

Mayor’s budget, bike funding up for community hearing tonight

Bike advocates huddled with theBTA’s Scott Bricker before testifying at the 2007 hearing.(Photo © J. Maus) With the prospects of bike funding looking grim Salem, the residents of Portland have a chance to set a different tone. Tonight (5/21) in Southeast Portland the Mayor and City Commissioners will listen to testimony about the Mayor’s proposed … 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

PBOT director weighs in on budget and Adams’ “100 Day” promises

PBOT Director Sue Keil at a press conference in May 2008.(Photos © J. Maus) Back in January, just days before the Willamette Week broke news of Mayor Sam Adams’ relationship with Beau Breedlove, the incoming Mayor unveiled an ambitious plan of projects he promised to complete in his first 100 days on the job. Among … Read more

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Portland gets award from EPA for senior biking program

(Photo still from Streetfilms/Clarence Eckerson) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has recognized the City of Portland Bureau of Transportation for their work in encouraging seniors to adopt a healthy lifestyle. A key component of that effort is the PBOT’s Senior Cyclist Program. The Building Healthy Communities for Active Aging Achievement Award was given at the … Read more