Mayor Hales in Union Pacific/Cement Road access talks: “Going very well”

The Cement Road with Fremont Bridge in the background..(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland) There’s a renewed effort afoot that could result in something most observers thought would never happen: legal public access to the “Cement Road” that runs through Union Pacific’s Albina Yards along the Willamette River between Swan Island and the Fremont Bridge. Union Pacific … Read more

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Daimler Trucks North America opens new bike parking facility on Swan Island

A large crowd gathered to celebrate the opening of a bike shelter at Daimler Trucks HQ this morning.(Photos © J. Maus/BikePortland) Daimler Trucks North America, a commercial truck manufacturer based on Swan Island, celebrated a decidedly non-motorized achievement this morning: They opened a bike parking shelter near the main entrance of their corporate headquarters. The … Read more

Mayoral candidates to debate on Swan Island: Could bicycling be a sleeper issue?

This is where the candidates will debate economic development on Wednesday.(Photos © J. Maus/BikePortland The issue of bicycling on and around Swan Island is enjoying a major surge lately and it could take center stage during a debate on Wednesday between mayoral hopefuls Jefferson Smith and Charlie Hales. The topic of the debate is “the … Read more

It’s official, Portland nabs nearly $3 million for biking/walking projects

The great news we reported last month is now official: The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) announced yesterday that they’ve received $2.96 million from the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) for two projects that will vastly improve biking and walking conditions in North and East Portland. The Portland projects are two out of 27 that … Read more