The Race for Mayor 2012

Welcome to BikePortland’s coverage of the 2012 mayoral election. Start with our in-depth interviews with the leading candidates: Jefferson Smith, Charlie Hales, and Eileen Brady. Then browse the stories below for more coverage.

Mayoral candidate Hales’ Facebook ad: “He’ll fight for bikers!”

Avatar by on January 20th, 2012 at 12:58 pm

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PSU to host mayoral candidate forum on active transportation

Avatar by on January 17th, 2012 at 12:29 pm

The three leading mayoral candidates will answer questions about active transportation.
(L to R: Charlie Hales, Jefferson Smith, Eileen Brady)
(Photos: J. Maus (Hales and Smith), Eileen Brady Campaign)

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An interview with mayoral candidate Charlie Hales

Avatar by on December 9th, 2011 at 8:54 am

Charlie Hales photographed in my office a few weeks ago.
(Photos © J. Maus)

Welcome to the first in a series of interviews with candidates for Portland mayor. With the primary elections just about five months away, it’s time to start doing your research and learning more about the people we’ll elect to lead our city.[Read more…]

Bikes figure into local politics this Saturday – UPDATED

Avatar by on September 13th, 2011 at 3:29 pm

Mayoral candidate Charlie Hales
is organizing a bike convergence
ride to his campaign kickoff
event Saturday.
(Photos © J. Maus)

Two events this Saturday speak to how bikes are a part of politics here in Portland.

Two Oregon state representatives — House rep Michael Dembrow and Senator Jackie Dingfelder — will lead a bike tour of their Northeast Portland districts in their third annual “Bike Town Hall” event. Also on Saturday, candidate for Portland mayor Charlie Hales is organizing a massive “convergence” bike ride to his “Party in the Park” campaign kick-off party.

For Rep. Dembrow, his bike town hall is a “chance to encourage folks to utilize the great bike infrastructure that we have in Portland.” The tour will include stops at the newly completed Cully Blvd. green street project and its state-of-the-art cycle track, various Safe Routes to Schools projects, and “an example of the latest pedestrian and bicycle-friendly intersections.”
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