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Reader Ride Report: Discovering the Fanno Creek Trail

Guest Contributor by on August 26th, 2021 at 3:03 pm

(A relaxing, carfree experience. Photos and story by Mike Perham)[Read more…]

OSU student uses GIS to analyze fatal pedestrian crashes in Washington County

Lisa Caballero (Southwest Correspondent) by on August 9th, 2021 at 3:11 pm

Anaysis of pedestrian crashes in Washington County with poverty level as base. Source: Benjamin Fryback

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Regional gem Hagg Lake now has ‘Bike Hubs’

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on May 11th, 2021 at 10:20 am

Rider on Scoggins Valley Road at the northern tip of the Hagg Lake.
(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

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Beaverton dispatch: A renewed pump track and a carfree bridge over Highway 26?

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on April 23rd, 2021 at 12:03 pm

Eichler Park Pump Track is getting a big upgrade!
(Photos: Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District)

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New road would cut through a quiet park in Hillsboro

Tina Ricks (Guest Author) by on March 29th, 2021 at 10:25 am

Narrow gravel path through a lush green park with trees.

This path in Noble Woods Park is the proposed route of a new three-lane road.
(Photos: Tina Ricks for BikePortland)

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Cities poised to plan a carfree connection between Forest Grove and Hillsboro

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on March 12th, 2021 at 9:35 am

This map of Council Creek Corridor path is why the term “game-changer” was created.

A very exciting and important rail-to-trail project on the west side is all queued up and planners say design work could begin in earnest this coming fall.[Read more…]

Washington County debuts thermal video detection of bike riders at signals

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on September 18th, 2020 at 1:00 pm

Sample image of thermal detection sensor being used in Washington County.

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Washington County installs first bus/bike priority lanes

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on August 25th, 2020 at 1:27 pm

Cornell Road looking west.
(Photo: William Vertal)

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First look at freshly paved Bethany Creek Trail

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on August 10th, 2020 at 12:00 pm

Despite it not being officially open yet, these local kids found their way onto the path and were having a great time pedaling and picking blackberries.
(Photos: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

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City of Tigard relents to beavers, plans new Fanno Creek Trail crossing at Scholls Ferry Road

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on July 21st, 2020 at 10:17 am

Darn beavers. There’s a bike path in there somewhere.
(Photo: Jim “K’Tesh” Parsons)

The beavers have won. [Read more…]