PBOT looks to get back on track with PR moves and new ‘vision’

Dylan Rivera (on the left) is now PBOT’s Communications Manager and a member of the Director’s Team.(Photo by J. Maus/BikePortland) Two recent moves by the Portland Bureau of Transportation show that the agency wants to fix its past PR woes, tighten up its communications strategy and set a clear(er) course for the future. On Tuesday, … Read more

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Guess who didn’t make list of America’s top 10 protected bikeways?

In the latest sign that Portland’s lead as America’s best cycling city is dwindling, we were completely left out of a list of the year’s top 10 protected bikeways published by People for Bikes yesterday. People for Bikes (formerly known as Bikes Belong) is an industry-funded advocacy group that also runs the Green Lane Project, … Read more

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City Auditor’s Community Survey shows Portland’s continued cycling stagnation

Not impressive. The Office of the City Auditor released its 23rd annual Community Survey today and the results reveal yet another sign that the amount of people riding bicycles in Portland has reached a stubborn plateau. The survey asked Portland residents to gauge a number of different city functions, from the quality of tap water … Read more

Census: Portland biking stalls for fifth year while other cities climb

Source: Census American Community Survey. Image by BikePortland. Portland’s hard-won status as “America’s bike capital” hasn’t looked less secure since it claimed the title in 2005. The number of Portlanders who get to work primarily by bike was statistically unchanged in 2012, ticking from 6.3 percent to 6.1 percent of the city’s working population. Across … Read more