Washington County

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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)

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Get Legal: Catch criminal behavior with an on-board camera

Avatar by on February 21st, 2020 at 11:09 am

“When he slowed the video down, Hank was shocked to see that the vehicle’s passenger held a knife in his outstretched hand.”

Hank Bosak had front and rear cameras on his bike when he was assaulted with a knife by a passing car user.
(Photos: Thomas, Coon, Newton & Frost)

This post by lawyers Chris Thomas and Ray Thomas is part of a paid promotional partnership with Thomas, Coon, Newton & Frost.

Sometimes video evidence is essential to holding dangerous road users accountable. The case of our client Hank Bosak illustrates this well. [Read more…]

This morning’s death on TV Highway underscores need for reform, investment

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on January 14th, 2020 at 2:56 pm

Another dangerous ODOT highway that runs through our cities. Another tragic consequence.
(Photo: Washington County Sheriff’s Office)

Policymaking can often feel far-removed from our everyday lives. Then there are times when we can connect current policy debates with matters of life-and-death with a short, straight line. This is one of those times.[Read more…]