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.
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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.
A fleet of major projects to improve downtown Portland, East Portland, SE Foster Road, SW Barbur Boulevard and Southwest Portland's neighborhoods will be competing for dollars and attention with freight-related projects at an open house next week.Sponsor BikePortland.org
Sunset light blankets the Broadway Bridge and its temporary "yarnbomb."(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland) As we shared a few months ago, the Broadway Bridge turns 100 years old this year. As part of an ongoing celebration, a temporary installation of four separate, large knitted blankets have been draped from its spans. A f
Navigate poorly and you could wind up with a $260 ticket.(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland) On Tuesday, the Portland Bureau of Transportation proudly boasted about their traffic law enforcement crackdown around the light rail construction zone in inner southeast Portland. They issued 316 citations, 104 warnings, and arrested
Common, but not quite common enough.(Photos © J. Maus/BikePortland) Even in Portland, people who really ought to know better (links to FB) still claim now and then that biking is a thing for young dudes. Still, in a town where only 31 percent of people on bikes tend to be female (it's about 25 percent nationally) we've [.
"I felt a sharp pain... I slowed down and pulled off the road, and discovered that a five-inch metal dart was lodged in my back."— DF A man was hit by a blow dart while riding on Sauvie Island, a popular cycling destination just 17 miles north of downtown Portland. The reader who shared their [...]
Reader Kevin Wagoner created this map to help explain his favorite new way to avoid SW Barbur Blvd on his daily commute. Today's Reader Story comes from southwest Portland resident Kevin Wagoner. He has a route to share that avoids treacherous and unpleasant SW Barbur Blvd. He also drew some cool graphics to go with it...
Elected leaders and transportation officials from Oregon and Washington got on bikes last weekend and got inspired by the Historic Columbia River Highway and State Trail.(Photos © J. Maus/BikePortland) On Friday, the Columbia River Gorge put its best face forward, and the timing couldn't have been better. The ride was
In the first six months of 2013, 92 percent of demand for high-quality downtown Portland office space occurred within two blocks of a food cart pod.Sponsor BikePortland.org. Advertise here.
One of the most interesting things about Pickathon is that, befitting a farm-based festival that's so freakishly close to the big city, it makes a concert series in the countryside feel, in the best sense, urban.Sponsor BikePortland.org. Advertise here.
One of Portland's best-known bike event planners is trying something new this year: A free citywide bike scavenger hunt game that she says is inspired by board games like Ticket to Ride and Agricola.Sponsor BikePortland.org. Advertise here.