Steel Bridge Skatepark advocates pique interest of Portland City Council

“Skate parks are a hub for multigenerational connection. They offer a safe place for self expression and they naturally encourage active transportation.” -André Lightsey-Walker, The Street Trust Portland skaters and BMXers may soon need to make room at the halfpipe for enthusiastic local politicians who want in on the action. At least, that was the … Read more

Skateboarding advocate wants seat at active transportation table

As Portland’s transportation thinkers look to a new post-pandemic mobility paradigm, there’s one type of vehicle that just can’t seem to break into the conversation: skateboards. Despite sharing many of the same benefits as bicycling and walking, there are no skateboard advocates on the city’s various modal committees. PBOT has advisory committees devoted to bicycle … Read more