Former Mayor Bud Clark (L) and Mayor-elect Sam Adams at the celebration last night.(Photo: Thomas Le Ngo) Last night at City Hall, the City of Portland hosted a party to celebrate their achievement of becoming a Platinum-level bike-friendly city. As attendees gathered around the steps in front of the building and filled commemorative water bottles … Read more
Advocacy group SWTrails wants to create conditions like this in Southwest Portland.(Photos © J. Maus) Proclaiming that, “Southwest Portland wants to be Platinum too,” SWTrails has released their latest list of “immediate actions” and recommendations for bikeway improvements in their part of the city. SWTrails has worked with Southwest Portland residents and the City of … Read more
In this photo taken in March,Blumenauer gets ready to ride in front of the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington DC.(Photo © J. Maus) In some ways Portland’s Platinum designation is more important for America than it is for our city. What the award does is to provide inspiration and an example to cities around … Read more
The mix of attendees at today’s press conference illustrated one of the main reasons Portland has catapulted above all other American cities on its way to achieving Platinum. We have stitched together a diverse coalition of activists, agencies, companies, advocates and organizations — all working together to move biking forward.
News Conference from: Portland Office of Transportation LEAGUE OF AMERICAN BICYCLISTS NAMES PORTLAND A “PLATINUM” LEVEL BICYCLE FRIENDLY COMMUNITY News conference is scheduled for today: 10:00 AM – Tuesday, April 29 Downtown Bike Gallery 1001 SW Salmon Street The coveted designation of “Bicycle Friendly Community,” given at levels from Bronze to Platinum, recognizes those communities … Read more
This photo was taken at Bridge Pedal in August of 2005. The “Sam” is City Commissioner Sam Adams, who has made achieving Platinum a priority.(Photos © J. Maus) Portland has gone Platinum. The League of American Bicyclists will officially announce later today that Portland has become the first major city in America to be designated … Read more
Bike riding is on the rise, but the jury’s out on Platinum.(Photo © J. Maus) The City of Portland is holding its breath as it awaits a decision from the League of American Bicyclists as to whether or not we’ve earned the coveted “Platinum” level Bicycle Friendly Community designation. A decision from the Executive Director … Read more
Sam Adams(All photos © Jonathan Maus) Unless you live in a cave, you know that tonight in Southeast Portland, City Commissioner Sam Adams will announce his candidacy for mayor (5:30 at Roots Brewing in SE Portland). But that’s not why I met up with him for an interview on Tuesday. Surprisingly, even though we’ve seen … Read more
UC Davis professor Susan Handy will discuss bicycle policy.Photo: Active Living by Design As part of their ongoing Transportation Seminar Series, PSU’s Center for Transportation Studies will host a seminar titled, Bicycling in Davis, California; A Critical Look at Policy and Behavior in the First Platinum Bicycle City in the U.S. The presentation will be … Read more
Portland bike insiders are wondering how we can go beyond the confines of U.S. standards for bike-friendliness and begin to adopt infrastructure and policies already in use in places like Amsterdam and Copenhagen. But before Portland can become a world-class bicycling city, we must first have a plan to get there.