Washington County

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Washington County debuts thermal video detection of bike riders at signals

Avatar 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

Avatar 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

Avatar 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

Avatar 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

Avatar 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…]

A resurgent WashCo Bikes is shaking things up on the westside

Avatar by on November 1st, 2019 at 11:55 am

WashCo Bikes staffer Mike Patnude helps a customer choose a new (used) bike.
(Photos: J. Maus/BikePortland)

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Washington County wants to improve your “first and last mile” to transit

Avatar by on October 29th, 2019 at 1:24 pm

Typical Washington County scene. Even if there was transit available (see any?), would you risk life and limb to get to it?
(Photo: J. Maus/BikePortland)

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New path that would connect to NW Springville Road faces scrutiny from Multnomah County

Avatar by on August 22nd, 2019 at 12:19 pm

The proposed path skirts farm property just east of the Washington County line.

Tualatin Hills Parks & Recreation District (THPRD) wants to build a new off-street path that would connect new residential development along Northwest Springville Road to a large network of existing paths. The proposed $1.1 million Bethany Creek Trail has been in the works for about 18 months; but some key advocates say they’re frustrated because Multnomah County’s Land Use Planning Division didn’t notify the County’s own Bicycle and Pedestrian Citizen Advisory Committee about it.
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Car passenger attempts knife attack on man biking in rural Washington County

Avatar by on June 25th, 2019 at 10:54 am

Photo from bike-mounted camera shows car passenger’s attempted assault.
(Photos: Hank Bosak via Thomas, Coon, Newton & Frost)

We need your help to find suspects of an attempted assault and dangerous pass in Washington County that happened this past Saturday (6/22).
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