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Portland’s latest protected bikeway goes through an industrial zone on city’s northern edge

Avatar by on August 7th, 2018 at 1:13 pm

This is an exciting new connection in our network.
(Photos: Jonathan Maus)

They’re the best bike lanes in Portland that no almost no one has heard about.
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Editorial: Portland’s irrational fear of off-road cycling

Avatar by on March 26th, 2018 at 3:57 pm

How could more of this be a bad thing for our local parks?
(Photo: J. Maus/BikePortland)

As Portland’s Off-road Cycling Master Plan (ORCMP) rolls ever closer to its big date at City Council, interest groups throughout the city are taking notice.

The usual opposition to better bike access on dirt trails in Portland is very well-known. But I’ve noticed something new in the past few weeks: Advocates for local parks who oppose parts of it based on fears that anything that attracts more off-road bikers will negatively impact the park and its current users.

I find this reflexive opposition very unfortunate.
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