Coming to the table.(Photo J. Maus/BikePortland) Portland Mayor Charlie Hales and City Commissioner Steve Novick have just announced an “urgent meeting” that will take place next week at City Hall to discuss bike safety following a spate of collisions that has sparked widespread concerns. Novick is the commissioner in charge of the transportation bureau, which … Read more
Even where it isn’t blocked, Naito’s existing goatpath often spills over during festivals.(Photo: M.Andersen/BikePortland) A week after Transportation Commissioner Steve Novick’s office called out Naito Parkway for failing to provide “a minimum level of safety for the traveling public” along Waterfront Park, other central-city institutions are weighing in.
Steve Novick at a Bike Walk Votecandidate party in 2012.(Photo: J.Maus/BikePortland) With friends like Joe Cortright, Transportation Commissioner Steve Novick doesn’t need enemies. That’s the case Novick made this morning in a sharp response in the comments beneath a widely circulated column we published by Cortright, a local urban economist. Cortright, who like Novick comes … Read more
Commissioner Steve Novick speaks Friday atRegence headquarters.(Photo: M.Andersen/BikePortland) Portland should be proud of its 6.1 percent bike commuting share, the highest of any large city, Transportation Commissioner Steve Novick said at a summit Friday that gave local employers advice on supporting bike commuters. “We beat Madison,” the city council member said. “We beat Minneapolis.” The … Read more