Our calendar now lists key regional transportation committees

There are a lot of government advisory committees in the Portland area (too many, some might say) that are open to the public, several of which are extremely relevant to transportation issues. And while they don’t always sound thrilling to attend, a lot can go down at these meetings and they often have a big … Read more

Southwest update and dispatch from PBOT Bicycle Advisory Committee tour

The Portland Bicycle Advisory Committee (BAC) and community members gathered on Sunday for a tour of some of Southwest Portland’s most recently built bike infrastructure. Leading the group was Portland Bureau of Transportation’s (PBOT) Bicycle Coordinator, Roger Geller. The event had a bit of a “passing the baton” feel to it—or at least a sharing … Read more

Hallelujah! PBOT will address bikeway maintenance at upcoming meeting

Warning: The following contains a lot of my opinions that might be uncomfortable for some readers. For a city with a rich legacy of cycling with aspirations to be even more cycling-centric, the lack of care and capacity that the Portland Bureau of Transportation spends on keeping cycling paths, shoulders, and lanes clean is unacceptable … Read more

Buffered Bike Lane with a bike symbol and arrow pointing forward

Portland’s bike advisory committee will apologize to Commissioner Hardesty for conduct ‘endemic of systemic racism’

“We want to apologize for our conduct at that meeting. It was unprofessional, endemic of systemic racism, and unacceptable. We will be holding ourselves accountable.” — PBOT Bicycle Advisory Committee letter Two months after a heated meeting with Bureau of Transportation Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty, members of the Portland Bicycle Advisory Committee have penned an … Read more