Lynn Peterson named as Governor’s transportation policy advisor

Lynn Peterson Big news from Salem today: Governor John Kitzhaber has announced that Clackamas County Commissioner Lynn Peterson will be his new ‘Sustainable Communities and Transportation Policy Advisor’ (a new position). Peterson was previously rumored as a candidate for ODOT Director, but Kitzhaber recently ended that speculation when he announced just last week that Matt … Read more

Gresham, Astoria, and Eugene to split $970,000 from ODOT’s Urban Trail Fund

Design drawing of Springwater Trail Spur in Gresham. UTF-funded portion is in green. Blue lines are Powell Blvd (top) and Springwater Trail (bottom). The Oregon Department of Transportation is likely to confirm Wednesday the first three projects to be funded through their new Urban Trail Fund (UTF) program. The UTF was established as part of … Read more

OBRA to debut High School cyclocross program this fall

Coming to high schools this fall.(Photo © J. Maus) The Oregon Bicycle Racing Association (OBRA) will launch a cyclocross development league and training program at high schools throughout the state this fall. OBRA, a non-profit with nearly 5,000 members across Oregon, has created a white paper on the new initiative that identifies cyclocross as “a … Read more

Oregon slips to 5th in bike-friendly state rankings

… After they’re done dreaming about WA, WI, ME and MN. The League of American Bicyclists has released rankings for their Bicycle Friendly States program. Oregon earned the fifth spot this year, slipping from the fourth spot we’ve held the previous two years. For the third year in a row, Washington retained the top spot … Read more