The Alameda bike bus has more than doubled in size in just four months

“Every school should have this.” – Danny Cage, Oregon Environmental Justice Council We were impressed by how many kids and parents showed up to the Alameda Elementary School bike bus when we covered it back in April. But now it’s more than twice that size! This morning Taylor and I rode with Alameda Physical Education … Read more

Mayor Wheeler bans street camping along Safe Routes to School routes

Summer vacation is coming to an end and the start of school for kids K-12 kids in Portland is just around the corner. In an ostensible effort to help children safely walk, bike and roll to school this upcoming academic year, Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler made an emergency declaration to ban unhoused people from camping … Read more

PSU teams with community on Portsmouth safety project

A mini-roundabout could be coming to a dangerous intersection in the Portsmouth neighborhood of north Portland later this year thanks to an inspiring partnership between the César Chávez K-8 School community and Portland State University. The intersection of North Portsmouth and Willis has been known for years as a hotspot for crashes and near misses. … Read more

How to make the most of your carfree Healthy Block this summer

The saying better late than never definitely applies to PBOT’s new Healthy Blocks program. During the pandemic, PBOT prioritized business permits for outdoor dining and paused popular programs like block parties, street paintings, Sunday Parkways and Play Streets. Now PBOT has reimagined their permit process for street closures and has made it easier for Portlanders … Read more