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Woman riding Lime e-scooter hit and killed in east Portland

Looking east on NE Sandy at 149th.(Photos: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) A woman was hit and killed while riding a Lime shared electric scooter just after midnight on Saturday. The Portland Police Bureau says the crash happened on Northeast Sandy Blvd at 149th at around 12:30 am. The person who hit the scooter rider did not remain at the scene and police are asking the public to help find them. If you have any information about this crash please contact Traffic Investigations Unit Officer C...
Tags: US, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Sandy, Portland Police Bureau, Chris Johnson, Portland Bureau of Transportation, Oregon Department of Transportation, Jonathan Maus, Fatal Collisions, PPB, Sandy Blvd, Ne Sandy Blvd, Chris [email protected]


Hours before planned rally, ODOT announces lower speed limit, additional funding for 82nd Avenue

After two people were killed in a two week span at the same intersection of Northeast 82nd Avenue last month, nonprofit Oregon Walks organized a high profile rally Friday. With a broad coalition of support that includes State Representative (and former east Portland activist) Khanh Pham, State Senator Michael Dembrow, PBOT Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty, and other elected officials and community leaders, a list of demands had been circulated for the past week or so. One of those demands was me...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Alberta, Cooper, Hawthorne, ODOT, Oregon Transportation Commission, Michael Dembrow, Jonathan Maus, Killingsworth, 82nd Avenue, Oregon Walks, Northeast 82nd Avenue, Jo Ann Hardesty


Has our comment section improved? I think so

The old days when we left comments in person at Get Together events like this one in 2009.(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) Back in February, serious concerns from the community forced me to take a harder look at our comment section. If you recall, the concerns were based on my moderating style that let too many mean and inappropriate comments get through. I’d known for years that some folks had stopped reading the comments because of the tenor of BikePortland commenters, but I didn’t take t...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Housekeeping, Jonathan Maus


Closed after Gorge fire in 2017, the Oneonta Tunnel is now open and ready to ride

(Left: East end of the Oneonta Tunnel in 2017 after the Eagle Creek Fire. Right: All cleaned up and ready to ride today! Photos: ODOT) Almost four years after it was in the Eagle Creek Fire, the Oneonta Tunnel on the Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail is once again open for biking and walking. When fire ripped through the Gorge in September 2017 one of its victims was this historic tunnel. First opened in 1914 as part of the legendary highway, it was closed to all traffic in 19...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Infrastructure, Cycling, Projects, Gorge, Mitchell, Hood River, ODOT, Jonathan Maus, Historic Columbia River Highway, Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail, Oneonta Tunnel, Historic Highway State Trail, Mitchell Point Tunnel, Multnomah Falls ODOT


Father of teen killed by driver on Hawthorne Blvd questions city’s repaving plans

(Photo from Fallon Smart memorial ride on August 26th, 2016 by Jonathan Maus/BikePortland.) The father of a teenager who was hit and killed by a driver as she walked across Hawthorne Boulevard says the City of Portland erred by not seizing an opportunity to add bike lanes and make the street safer. Tigard resident Seth Smart is the father of Fallon Smart, the 15-year-old who was hit by a reckless driver on Hawthorne and 43rd on August 19th, 2016. The tragedy sparked community outcry and led...
Tags: Sport, Smart, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Fallon, Hawthorne, Katz, Portland Bureau of Transportation, Tigard, Vision Zero, Hawthorne Boulevard, Jonathan Maus, PBOT, City s Bicycle Advisory Committee, Fallon Smart


Join the Cycle Oregon ‘Challenge’ and ride like it’s 1988

A great excuse to hit the open road and support Cycle Oregon.(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) In 1988 Guns N’ Roses and George Michael were chart-toppers, puffy sleeve dresses were all the rage, an IBM PC with a whopping 30 MB hard drive would set you back $1,249, and you could buy a new house for a mere $90,000. 1988 Cycle Oregon logo. It was also the inaugural year for a scrappy little ride called Cycle Oregon that would evolve into an influential nonprofit and one of the best bike ...
Tags: Oregon, America, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Salem, Ibm, George Michael, Cycle Oregon, Jonathan Maus, Rides/Events, Ride With Gps, Brookings Oregon, Community of Giving COG


Get excited about the North Greeley bikeway project as it nears completion

Looking north on North Greeley from the Adidas pedestrian bridge.(Photos: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) There’s been significant progress on the North Greeley Avenue bikeway project since the last time we checked in. Much of the bikeway between Willamette and Going is completed. All that remains is to turn on the new bike traffic signals, finish important crossing treatments, and a few other details. I rolled over last weekend for a closer look and I’m convinced: When complete, this bikeway w...
Tags: Europe, Adidas, Sport, Front Page, Infrastructure, Cycling, Willamette, Greeley, Portland Bureau of Transportation, N Greeley Ave, North Greeley, Jonathan Maus, Swan Island, Portland Click, North Greeley Avenue, Willamette Blvd


Mayor’s budget will spur new carfree cart pod park on Ankeny

Friends of Green Loop concept for “Ankeny West” cart pod project. Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler has resurrected the Culinary Corridor. Wheeler, who celebrated the major Ritz Carlton development that displaced 55 businesses that made up Portland’s famous Alder Street Food Cart Pod, included $269,000 to develop a section of Southwest Ankeny into a new home for a few dozen of them. The project will partner with Friends of the Green Loop to create the first of three phases in their Culinary Corri...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Wheeler, Portland, Ritz Carlton, Burnside, Portland Bureau of Transportation, Ankeny, Ted Wheeler, Jonathan Maus, Green Loop, Culinary Corridor, Ankeny West, Culinary Corridor Wheeler, Southwest Ankeny


Cycling wins big in statewide tourism recovery grants

Riders crest Snow Mountain (elev 7,146 feet) during the 2018 Skull Gravel 120 race in Harney County. The local chamber of commerce won a $27,000 grant for the event. (Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) Oregon’s tourism commission Travel Oregon has just announced $2.4 million in economic recovery grants to help create more Covid-safe tourism opportunities. Among the 60 winners, many of the awards will improve cycling trails and riding destinations all over the state. Here are the projects (emph...
Tags: Oregon, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Tourism, Portland, Ada, Grants, Harney County, Travel Oregon, Oakridge, Coos County, Cascade Locks, Jonathan Maus, SUNRIVER, Bicycle Tourism


Pedalpalooza updates: New poster art, ride highlights

2020 Pedalpalooza poster artist Yuna Cheong and one version of her work. We are now less than one month from the start of an extra-long Pedalpalooza. And after what we’ve all been through this past year, we can all use a calendar-full of fun social rides to buoy our spirits. Before sharing a few rides that have already been listed, a highlight of this year’s poster is due. The official event poster is one of the best things about Pedalpalooza and this year’s edition (below) continues that...
Tags: Adidas, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Pellegrini, Mike, Irving Park, Jonathan Maus, Rides/Events, Pedalpalooza, Yuna, Beverly Cleary, Pedalpalooza 2021, Yuna Cheong, Beverly Cleary Memorial Ride Early


Portland’s transportation bureau has a new logo: Here’s what it means

As you might have seen in our previous story, the Portland Bureau of Transportation has a new logo. Turns out it’s not just a branding refresh and a new slogan, it’s part of what the agency calls the “Realize Safety Initiative.” PBOT Communications Director John Brady reached out to share more of the context: “The Realize Safety initiative is not directly about traffic safety. Instead it’s part of PBOT’s effort to raise awareness about the crucial importance of personal safety on our streets...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Portland Bureau of Transportation, John Brady, Jonathan Maus, PBOT, Realize Safety Initiative PBOT Communications, Realize Safety


Portland’s road deaths up 115% over last year

A memorial for 19-year-old Daniel Martinez who was killed on SE 122nd and Division after hitting a traffic pole with his car on New Year’s Day. (Photos: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) So far this year our tally of Portland traffic fatalities stands at 28 people, a 115% increase over the 13 deaths we had at this same date last year. With just four years until our 2025 “Vision Zero” goal of no more traffic deaths, we are headed in the opposite direction. It’s clear that despite both the Portl...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Oregon State, Alberta, Metro, Brady, Northeast, Portland Police Bureau, Portland Bureau of Transportation, ODOT, Oregon Department of Transportation, Daniel Martinez, John Brady, Vision Zero


The Monday Roundup: PBA corruption, scrapers do good, racist emissions, and more

Welcome to the week. Here are the most noteworthy items BikePortland readers and editors came across in the past seven days. 15 minutes for whomst?: Disability rights activist Anna Zivarts says any commitment to “15 minute cities” must come with full understanding that many people who rely on paratransit or other services cannot afford such luxuries. Rider harassment campaign: After a police department in Philadelphia asked for the public’s help to crackdown on bicycle riders “causing traffi...
Tags: Oregon, Senate, Sport, Features, Front Page, Atlantic, Cycling, Portland, Philadelphia, Don, Berkeley California, Federal Highway Administration, University of Oregon, Shimano, Uniform Traffic Control Devices, PBA


Jobs of the Week: Cycle Portland Bike Tours/Rentals, Go By Bike

Two fresh opportunities posted this week. Learn more about each one via the links below… – Bike Tour Guide/Shop Staff – Cycle Portland Bike Tours and Rentals – Bike Valet Ambassador – Go By Bike Advertisement --> Advertisement For a complete list of available jobs, click here. Be the first to know about new job opportunities by signing up for our daily Job Listings email or by following @BikePortland on Twitter. These are paid listings. And they work! If you’d like to p...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Jonathan Maus, Jobs Of The Week


Zero Covid cases so far, say Oregon bike racing officials after four large events

Masked racers roll out at the Shasta Gravel Hugger race that kicked off the season on March 6th.(Photo: OBRA) It appears bike racing — even mass start events — can happen safely despite the lingering presence of Covid-19 and its variants. The Oregon Bicycle Racing Association announced this week that after hosting four large bike races so far this year, they’ve had zero reported cases of the virus. “It has been inspiring to see how much work our professional race promoters put into their event...
Tags: Oregon, Sport, Front Page, Racing, Cycling, Jonathan Maus, Oregon Bicycle Racing Association, OBRA, Chuck Kenlan, Coronavirus 2020, Advertisement OBRA


A bereaved mom asked ODOT why a safety project stopped short of deadly intersection. Here’s their response

ODOT will spend $18 million on Lombard, but the project stops just west of the dangerous Interstate Avenue intersection. An Oregon Department of Transportation project currently under construction on North Lombard will pump $18 million into the street. The goal of the Lombard Multimodal Safety Project is to tame this state highway and freight route that happens to run through a bustling commercial and residential corridor. ODOT plans to add buffered bike lanes, safer crossings, signal upgra...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Ada, Hamilton, Chavez, Lombard, ODOT, Oregon Department of Transportation, Biketown, Jonathan Maus, Interstate Avenue, Fiske, Don Hamilton, Michelle DuBarry


A day with Community Cycling Center’s food delivery-by-bike crew

Volunteers load bicycles with food at Cesar Chavez School in north Portland Wednesday.(Photos: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) “I think food deliveries are here to stay. There are a lot of barriers that can stand in the way of getting fresh food to your family.”— Nat Shreffler, Community Cycling Center When the pandemic struck, many of us weren’t quite sure what to do. The Community Cycling Center, a nonprofit that does much of its work with kids in elementary schools, was faced with a real...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Portsmouth, Ccc, Cesar Chavez, Hawthorne, Cully, Unger, Jonathan Maus, Community Cycling Center, Shreffler, Cesar Chavez School, Momoko Saunders, Jonathan Maus BikePortland


How a Portland nonprofit uses bicycles to deliver food to people in need

Volunteers load bicycles with food at Cesar Chavez School in north Portland Wednesday.(Photos: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) “I think food deliveries are here to stay. There are a lot of barriers that can stand in the way of getting fresh food to your family.”— Nat Shreffler, Community Cycling Center When the pandemic struck, many of us weren’t quite sure what to do. The Community Cycling Center, a nonprofit that does much of its work with kids in elementary schools, was faced with a real...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Portsmouth, Ccc, Cesar Chavez, Hawthorne, Cully, Unger, Jonathan Maus, Community Cycling Center, Shreffler, Cesar Chavez School, Momoko Saunders, Jonathan Maus BikePortland


Gideon Overcrossing has been renamed in honor of Metro Councilor Bob Stacey

Inset: New sign just installed by PBOT. Metro Council member Bob Stacey has earned a high honor: His name will forever be associated with a 30-foot high bridge in southeast Portland. Stacey at a Safe Routes to School funding rally in 2016.(Photos: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) At a council meeting today, Stacey was surprised by the announcement that the Gideon Overcrossing Bridge will henceforth be known as the Bob Stacey Crossing. The bridge was completed in late 2020 and spans 300 feet ...
Tags: Oregon, Sport, Front Page, Infrastructure, Cycling, Portland, Metro, Stacey, TriMet, Bob Stacey, Reed College, Earl Blumenauer, Central City, Metro Council, Jonathan Maus, Orange Line MAX


No carfree open streets for Sunday Parkways again this year

A scene from a 2019 Sunday Parkways — something we’ll have to wait at least one more year to experience together. (Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) Despite relaxed federal Covid guidelines for outdoor activities, the Portland Bureau of Transportation says it’s still too risky to have a full-blown open streets event, so Sunday Parkways 2021 will look similar to last year. Today the bureau announced several initiatives that aim to capture the activity and fun of this beloved event without c...
Tags: Kaiser Permanente, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland Bureau of Transportation, Jonathan Maus, Rides/Events, Sunday Parkways, Jonathan Maus BikePortland


New Oregon statewide bicycling manual uses people-first language

Cover of ODOT’s new manual. Here’s some good news on a little thing we care a lot about: The power of words. For many years here on BikePortland we’ve practiced what we preach about not using mode labels. That is, we don’t use “cyclist,” “motorist” and so on* because they put labels first instead of people. (*I’ve very recently started using “pedestrian” again in certain contexts — the idea is to be sensitive about word choice, not adhere to rigid rules.) I’m very happy to see that the Orego...
Tags: Wikipedia, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Seattle, ODOT, Oregon Department of Transportation, Jonathan Maus, Words Matter, Oregon Bicycling Manual, Tom Fucoloro


ODOT proposes new I-5 expansion plan that won’t move freeway closer to middle school

ODOT slide of the shift to the west as shown to an advisory committee Tuesday night. “If [moving the freeway] is an option, then I want to look at moving it even further from the school.”— Sprinavasa Brown, Historic Albina Advisory Committee At an advisory committee meeting for the I-5 Rose Quarter project Tuesday night the Oregon Department of Transportation said they have a plan to not move the freeway closer to Harriet Tubman Middle School. The surprise announcement comes after years...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Brown, ODOT, Oregon Department of Transportation, Portland Public Schools, Channell, Tubman, Jonathan Maus, Portland Public School, HAAB, Megan Channell, Harriet Tubman Middle School, Tubman School


ODOT proposes new I-5 expansion plan that won’t move it closer to middle school

ODOT slide of the shift to the west as shown to an advisory committee Tuesday night. “If [moving the freeway] is an option, then I want to look at moving it even further from the school.”— Sprinavasa Brown, Historic Albina Advisory Committee At an advisory committee meeting for the I-5 Rose Quarter project Tuesday night the Oregon Department of Transportation said they have a plan to not move the freeway closer to Harriet Tubman Middle School. The surprise announcement comes after years...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Brown, ODOT, Oregon Department of Transportation, Portland Public Schools, Channell, Tubman, Jonathan Maus, Portland Public School, HAAB, Megan Channell, Harriet Tubman Middle School, Tubman School


Lawmakers pass bill to require diversity in ODOT advisory committees

Not everything in the bike lane is a “bi”-cycle. (Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) “For the first time people with adaptive mobility devices will be recognized by the committees that represent them.”— Chris Billman, advocate A bill that will, “Ensure that the membership of [Oregon Department of Transportation] advisory committees reflects the racial and ethnic and ability composition of this state,” has passed the House and Senate and is headed to Governor Kate Brown’s desk. As we rep...
Tags: Politics, Senate, Legislation, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, House, Ada, Kate Brown, Disability Rights, ODOT, Oregon Department of Transportation, Forest Grove, Jonathan Maus, Chris Billman, Billman


East Portland state rep wants ’emergency interventions’ on 82nd Avenue

Oregon House Representative Khanh Pham is “frustrated and heartbroken” about the two fatal pedestrian crashes on Northeast 82nd Avenue in the past two weeks. Rep. Pham, a new legislator known for assembling a “new progressive majority” to pass the Portland Clean Energy Fund and her years of work as an east Portland community activist, took to Twitter today to make her opinions known. “We must implement emergency and long-term interventions to save lives on this dangerous road,” Rep. Pham wro...
Tags: Oregon, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, House, Portland, Alberta, Mitchell, Washington County, Oregon House, Anthony Tolliver, Pham, Portland Bureau of Transportation, ODOT, Tina Kotek, Oregon Department of Transportation


Get your high schooler into transportation at free PSU summer camp

(Photos: Transportation Research and Education Center at Portland State University) Did you know the vaunted urban planning department at Portland State University hosts a free, week-long summer camp for high school students? It’s true! The Transportation Research and Education Center (TREC) at PSU offers, “an immersive introduction to transportation careers and the workings of transportation systems in Portland” and it’s open to all Oregon students entering 9th through 12th grades. The camp...
Tags: Oregon, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, PSU, Portland State University, Federal Highway Administration, Earl Blumenauer, Jonathan Maus, TREC, Transportation Research and Education Center, Transportation Research and Education Center TREC, TREC at PSU, Oregon Department of Transportation Here, Portland State University Did


CDC: Vaccinated people can bike outdoors without masks

Maskless riders on the Eastbank Esplanade Sunday, April 25th 2021. (Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) The Centers for Disease Control just released new guidelines for mask wearing outdoors that are good news for those of you who’d rather ride without one. “Fully vaccinated people no longer need to wear a mask outdoors, except in certain crowded settings and venues,” reads the guidance. And fully vaccinated people can, “Participate in outdoor activities and recreation without a mask, except...
Tags: Oregon, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Kate Brown, Centers for Disease Control, Multnomah County, Eastbank Esplanade, Jonathan Maus, Coronavirus 2020, biking and Covid-19


Portland wins state tourism grant to bolster carfree dining plazas

Not very welcoming at all.(Photos: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) A state tourism grant will allow the the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) to address one of our main critiques of their Healthy Business plaza program: The way they look. “As visitors make their way back to Portland, it will be important to provide clear and consistent visuals that alert people to the location of these plazas.”— PBOT grant application Last week we shared how the carfree plazas that have popped up all...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Burnside, Travel Oregon, Ankeny, Portland City Council, Jonathan Maus, PBOT, Portland Bureau of Transportation PBOT, Hardesty, Jo Ann Hardesty, Safe Streets Initiative, Healthy Business Program, Clinton Mississippi Buckman Alberta


Two weeks, two deaths, one intersection: A report from NE 82nd and Alberta

82nd and Alberta. A memorial for the man killed Saturday night is on the right.(Photos: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) Two people have been killed while walking across Northeast 82nd Avenue in the past two weeks. They were both hit by car users. That alone would be cause for alarm. The fact that both people were hit at the same intersection demands attention and action. Here’s what we know so far about the fatalities: On April 10th at around 9:10 pm, police responded to the intersection of 8...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Alberta, US environmental protection agency, Anthony, Prescott, Chrissy, Stan, Portland Police Bureau, Anthony Tolliver, ODOT, Tolliver, Portland City Council, Jonathan Maus


The Monday Roundup: Drivers vs protestors, biking while Black, promenade promises, and more

Happy Monday. Here are the most noteworthy items our editors and readers came across in the past seven days… Spare us the gimmicks: As cities work to get folks back onto public transit, Vice writer Aaron Gordon says the answer isn’t in giveaways or promotions; but simply to make the service efficient and reliable. Anti-trans fallout: In a CyclingNews opinion piece, Anne-Marije Rook makes a strong plea for USA Cycling to remove all events from Arkansas due to anti-transgender laws that have b...
Tags: Usa, New York City, Sport, Features, Front Page, Cycling, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Times, Seattle, National Geographic, Aaron Gordon, Anti, Transportation Alternatives, Jonathan Maus, The Monday Roundup



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