Barbur Boulevard, Powell Boulevard, Tualatin Valley Highway, Lombard Street, 82nd Avenue and Macadam Avenue could all be lined up for handoff.
The goal is “to make not just Portland but the Portland metropolitan region the best place to bike in the country,” Executive Director Rob Sadowsky said.
Arterials kill. Using ODOT traffic crash data and their own data on transportation infrastructure Metro’s State of Safety report has found that roadway collisions cost our region $958 million a year — that’s significantly more than congestion. The report also lays bare one of the nagging issues for local transportation planners and a central theme … Read more
The bicycle involved in one of two collisions on SW 185th Street in Aloha yesterday.(Photos: Wash. Co. Sheriff’s Office) “On Monday, February 20, 2012, Sheriff’s deputies were very busy dealing with crashes involving vehicles vs. pedestrians and bicycles.” That’s the opening line of a Washington County Sheriff’s Office statement sent to the media yesterday. It … Read more
Inside the WashCo BTC’s Frans Pauwels Memorial Bicycle Center.From left to right: Volunteer Al Martinez, Hal Ballard, and founding staff-member Mark Norbert.
An “unconventional” family unit.Lisa Padur, Arlen Witter, and Bret Lewis.(Photo: Friends of Bret Lewis) Bret Lewis, the man who was hit and killed while attempting to cross Tualatin Valley Highway one week ago today, left behind a community of friends in Beaverton. Bret was an Oregon native, who spent most of his life in Beaverton. … Read more
New analysis of the crash that claimed the life of 47-year old Beaverton resident Bret Lewis last Saturday reveals that — contrary to what was reported initially by the Beaverton Police Department and subsequently covered by several local media outlets (including this one) — it’s very possible that Lewis was crossing Tualatin Valley (TV) Highway … Read more
“Given the circumstances, it seems like issuing a citation would probably not stand up in court. Any person could go in and say, ‘It’s dark, rainy, there’s this little red light in the road’. I think any judge would toss that citation out’.”— Det. Sgt. Jim Shumway, Beaverton Police Department The community is trying to … Read more
Intersection of TV Hwy and SW Tualaway Ave.(Photo: Jim Parsons) Community members plan to hold a vigil for Bret Lewis*, the man who was hit and killed while bicycling on Tualatin-Valley Highway in Beaverton on Saturday. The event is being planned by local citizen advocate (and 2011 BTA Alice Award nominee) Jim Parsons along with … Read more
View map of approximate location. 47-year old Michael Bret Lewis died in the hospital this evening at after he was struck from behind by a motor vehicle while riding his bicycle on SW Tualatin Valley Highway in Beaverton at around 6:30pm. Police say Lewis was hit by a 48-year old man driving a Toyota Prius … Read more