What a Eugene City Council recall says about hopes for transportation reform in Oregon

— Before joining BikePortland, author Taylor Griggs lived in Eugene for six years and covered the city for Eugene Weekly. Eugene, Oregon: 100 miles south of Portland by way of the Willamette River; famous for its population of college students, track and football jocks, pot-smoking hippies, and… NIMBYs intent on overthrowing the city’s democracy because … Read more

Politics and pedaling at ‘Bike Town Hall’ and ‘Beers and Bikes’ events

A pair of bike advocates are hosting a fundraiser for Metro Councilor Sam Chase, shown here in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland) Two upcoming events are perfect examples of how bicycling plays an important role in local, regional, and statewide politics. Tonight at Lucky Lab in northwest Portland (1945 NW Quimby), a pair of … Read more