Commissioner Novick, PBOT respond to SW Barbur hit-and-run

Portland Transportation Commissioner Steve Novick wants to hear from “suburban car commuters” before proposing a road diet on SW Barbur Blvd.(Photos © J. Maus/BikePortland) After yet another tragedy on SW Barbur Blvd last week, people are once again trying to push officials to make it safer. So far, most of the attention has been focused … Read more

PBOT, Police stepping up enforcement of traffic laws

To improve safety, the police are on high alert.(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland) Last week we told you that Portland Mayor Charlie Hales was rolling up his sleeves to improve road safety. Today he and Commissioner Steve Novick teamed up with the Portland Police Bureau to launch a key component of that effort. Hales and Novick … Read more

PBOT Commissioner Steve Novick visits Breakfast on the Bridges

Commissioner Steve Novick (blue shirt) mixed it up with the crowd on the Hawthorne Bridge this morning.(Photos © J. Maus/BikePortland) City of Portland Transportation Commissioner Steve Novick showed once again this morning that he’s a hands-on leader. In the past few months (even before Mayor Hales gave him the PBOT portfolio), Novick has shown up … Read more

Commissioner Steve Novick gets PBOT bureau assignment

Portland’s new Transportation Commissioner Steve Novick.(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland) Mayor Charlie Hales has just announced the city bureau assignments and he’s given the Bureau of Transportation to Commissioner Steve Novick. Another bureau shake-up that impacts bicycling is Portland Parks & Recreation now being in the office of Commissioner Amanda Fritz instead of Nick Fish. Hales … Read more