“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
Construction of a long-awaited skatepark in Portland’s Old Town has officially begun. Well – sort of. The proposed Steel Bridge Skatepark, which will be located in a vacant lot in Old Town bordered by NW Naito Parkway, 1st Avenue, and Everett, has been a part of Portland’s Skate Park Master Plan for years. But despite … Read more
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
Project Pabst, a new music festival headlined by local heroes like Modest Mouse, is bringing progressive transport to new heights this month.
It’s marginalized, belittled and ignored, but people keep doing it because it’s practical, affordable and fun – and Portland is leading the nation in thinking about it as a useful form of transportation.