Has Mayor Adams fulfilled his bike promises?

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on May 21st, 2009 at 2:55 pm

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Mayor Adams made a lot of
promises. Has he kept them?
(Photos © J. Maus)

On May 26th, less than one week from today, Mayor Adams will have been in office for 100 business days. Shortly after taking office he released his “100 Day Action Plan” which contained a range of promised accomplishments from many different bureaus within the city.

Among the promises was an entire section devoted to bike-related projects and policies. It contained five separate promises and was labeled: “Enhance the safety and accessibility of bicycling for everyone.” He also promised a “world-class” bike facility on the new I-5 bridge (if and when it’s ever built).

Below, we take a closer look at each promise and whether or not Adams has made good.[Read more…]

City unveils three more on-street bike parking corrals

Avatar by on May 18th, 2009 at 11:52 am

New bike parking in Northwest Portland at Thurman and 24th in front of Dragonfly Coffee House. (Plans call for rubber bumpers around the edges, like on existing corrals).
(Photos by Dan Liu)

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With new racks, finally some good news for PNCA

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on March 24th, 2009 at 2:04 pm

New bike parking at PNCA-7

This morning, crews worked to install
27 bike racks on NW 13th at Johnson.
(Photos © J. Maus)

Today, crews from the City of Portland Bureau of Transportation installed 27 new staple racks at the corner of NW 13th and NW Johnson in the Pearl District. The new racks — located adjacent to the Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) — were drilled into place in the former location of three automobile parking spaces. When students return to class next week, there will be space for 54 bikes in this new parking area (not to mention many other racks nearby).

The project is being paid for out of PBOT’s bike parking fund, and it is one of four “bike corrals” Mayor Adams has promised to roll out in his first 100 days in office.[Read more…]

Mayor Adams’ office releases 100 day plan update video

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on March 23rd, 2009 at 5:38 pm

Mayor Adams’ Transportation Policy Director
Catherine Ciarlo in screenshot from
new video.
-Watch it below-

Mayors Sam Adams’ office has just released a video address giving an update to Portlanders on his 100 day action plan as it pertains to his transportation agenda. The video (watch it below) is in the form of a monologue from his transportation policy director (and former executive director of the Bicycle Transportation Alliance) Catherine Ciarlo.

In the video, Ciarlo says “Mayor Adams set out an ambitious agenda for transportation and we feel good about the progress we’ve made,” and it addresses the Columbia River Crossing (CRC) project, the Portland Streetcar, the cycle track, and the new bike parking corral.[Read more…]

Mayor announces first of four bike corrals promised in “100 Days” plan

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on March 20th, 2009 at 3:20 pm

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PBOT will remove and then reconfigure
these racks on NW 13th at
PNCA. They will also add 13 more.
(Photos © J. Maus)

Mayor Adams can tick an item off his list of promises to fulfill in his first 100 days as Mayor.

Adams’ office has announced the first of four new bike corrals that will go up around Portland in the coming weeks. The new racks are coming to NW 13th street adjacent to the Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) in the Pearl District. Slated for installation on Tuesday of next week, the City of Portland Bureau of Transportation plans to install 13 new staple racks in the place of two motor vehicle parking spaces.[Read more…]

PNCA staffer who rallied after tragedies receives award

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on December 16th, 2008 at 2:04 am

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Michael Hall oversaw memorials
for two PNCA students last fall.
(Photo © J. Maus)

Michael Hall, Dean of Student Services at the Pacific Northwest College of Art, has received a community award from the NW Examiner for his role in creating awareness and promoting bike safety in the wake of two tragic deaths last year.

The death of 19 year-old PNCA art student Tracey Sparling, followed by the death of PNCA alum Brett Jarolimek in a span of less than two weeks last October sent shockwaves through the close-knit school.

According to the NW Examiner, Hall reacted by going above and beyond his duties to not only support the student community, but to help them cope and become more aware of bike safety.[Read more…]

Crash victim was a design student at PNCA

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on October 12th, 2007 at 9:34 am

[Updated 12:29pm]

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A memorial for Tracey
has been created in the
lobby of PNCA.
(Photo © Jonathan Maus)

According to the Multnomah County Medical Examiner’s Office, the victim in yesterday’s fatal collision in downtown Portland was Tracey Sparling.

Sparling was attending design school at Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA). She was 19 years old and was living in an apartment just a few blocks from where the collision occurred. (Her parents live in Salem, Oregon).

A few minutes ago, I spoke to the Dean of Students at PNCA, Michael Hall. He said Sparling was five weeks into her first term (after transferring from Syracuse University) and was majoring in Communications Design.
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