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The City of Portland's general fund has a few million dollars to spare, and Commissioner Steve Novick is mounting an unusual campaign to spend some of it on safer street crossings.Sponsor BikePortland.org. Advertise here.
PBOT's Mark Lear laid out priorities for spending revenue raised by a new street fee.(Photos J. Maus/BikePortland) The City of Portland is slowly leaking out more details of their plans to create a new fee to boost transportation investment. At a town hall meeting in North Portland last night, Mayor Charlie Hales, PBOT Di
The latest word from the city: early May. Hopefully.Sponsor BikePortland.org. Advertise here.
Is it out of line for one person on a bike to aggressively criticize another for ignoring a stop sign in a safe situation?Sponsor BikePortland.org. Advertise here.
The spring hiring boom continues here in America's bike industry mecca. Last week had had a record nine job listings and this week we've got eight. Whether you're a wonk or a wrench, we've got some great opportunities for you. Check out the latest jobs posted to our Job Listings via the links below... Active Transportation
It's that time again... And we've got the best bike rides and events in the area all dolled up for you in a nice, bloggy package.Sponsor BikePortland.org. Advertise here.
Hooray! There's a new (albeit very small) section of bike path along Marine Drive, and Congressman Earl Blumenauer will help inaugurate it next Tuesday.Sponsor BikePortland.org. Advertise here.
What's the deal with PBOT and diversion on neighborhood greenway projects? We were curious too so we asked.Sponsor BikePortland.org. Advertise here.
PBOT Director Leah Treat last summer.(Photo J. Maus/BikePortland) Nine months into her position as the Director of the Portland Bureau of Transportation, Leah Treat appears to be finally ready to spread her wings. We've noted here at BikePortland that for someone in charge of one of America's marquee transportation systems
As we gather with our loved ones for the holidays, let's not fool ourselves into thinking the work of fixing Portland's still-deadly streets is finished.Sponsor BikePortland.org. Advertise here.
North Michigan Avenue on December 29, 2009.(Photo by J. Maus/BikePortland) Dear readers, Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from all of us here at BikePortland. Michael, Juli (my better half who holds down the accounting side of the business and supports my blogging/riding habit) and I hope everyone is enjoying this festi
Removing auto travel and parking lanes regularly boosts retail sales, a new New York City study has found.Sponsor BikePortland.org. Advertise here.
Conscious Commuter, a Portland-based company working on a locally produced foldable e-bike, has run out of money and abruptly ceased operations.Sponsor BikePortland.org. Advertise here.
Grant awards for bike projects are a clear sign that it's all coming together for bike tourism in Clackamas County.Sponsor BikePortland.org. Advertise here.
PBOT Director Leah Treat has appointed a bureau veteran to take over day-to-day operations and management of the agency's 700+ employees and complex project and funding programs. Sponsor BikePortland.org. Advertise here.
Looking for a great bike job opportunity up in Seattle? Bike Works Seattle posted something on our Job Listing you might be interested in. Check out more details via the link below... Bike Mechanic Job Skills Training Project Coordinator - Bike Works Seattle For a complete list of available jobs, click here. If you'd
The city's transportation commissioner said 'repetition, repetition, repetition' is the way to get the message to voters that Portland needs more money for street repairs and improvementsSponsor BikePortland.org. Advertise here.
A Portlander now living in New Orleans shares a look at how bicycling is faring in what she calls Rebirth City.Sponsor BikePortland.org. Advertise here.
Will the new bike lanes coming to SE Foster Road connect all the way to 52nd? PBOT's latest idea gets you tantalizingly close; but would route the bikeway north through neighborhood streets in order to preserve on-street auto parking.Sponsor BikePortland.org. Advertise
The Oregon Department of Transportation brushed aside proposals to allow safe bike travel on Southwest Barbur Boulevard, raising the possibility of "unacceptable impacts" that might result from replacing a northbound travel lane with dedicated bike lanes.Sponsor BikePort
U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker gets a tour of United Bicycle Institute with owner Ron Sutphin (left) and Congressman Earl Blumenauer.(Photos © J. Maus/BikePortland) Flanked by Congressman Earl Blumenauer, the United States Department of Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker beamed about the cycling "revolution" she
Somewhere between Glen Eden Beach and Newport during a ride back in 2010.(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland) Tomorrow I pedal away from Portland and head to Astoria where I'll begin a six-day journey down the Oregon Coast Bike Route. I'm joining The People's Coast Classic, an organized ride sponsored by Amgen that raises mone
(Graphic: 1000 Friends of Oregon) It appears that regional non-profits might be finally awakening for a fight against the Columbia River Crossing project. This morning, 11 organizations — including 1000 Friends of Oregon, the Sierra Club, and the Bicycle Transportation Alliance — laid out their opposition to the CRC in
A city spokesman said paving has created "about 100 sharrows that need to be replaced" but that the city plans to do so "by the end of September, weather permitting."Sponsor BikePortland.org. Advertise here.
ODOT image of fresh pavement on shoulder of Highway 101 south of Florence.(Photos: ODOT) In the latest twist to the ongoing saga of the Oregon Department of Transportation's (ODOT) problematic paving job on Highway 101, a regional manager announced today that they've already made significant progress in making it better. A
We've had some stellar job opportunities posted to our Job Listings this week, ranging from local to national positions with huge career potential. Check out more details via the link below... Programs Assistant - Alta Planning + Design Bicycle Friendly Community Specialist - League of American Bicyclists Draftsperson - Ch
Trillium Charter School on North Interstate.(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland) Schools in Portland are back in session as of yesterday, and that means the biking to school season is upon us once again. (That, combined with the Bike Commute Challenge and the all the regular Portland bike traffic, often makes September feel lik
Less than a day has passed since the 'Build Gateway Green' crowdfunding campaign began — and it's already raised well over $8,000 in donations from over 60 people. The goal is $100,000 and conventional wisdom dictates that if someone raises 30% of the total in the first week, they are likely to make it all [...]
Dozens of curious Portlanders visited bike-culture hub Velo Cult last night to pore over a series of ideas for how to transform our city in the way the Dutch people decided to start reshaping theirs thirty years ago.Sponsor BikePortland.org. Advertise here.