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‘Better Red’ light rail project includes new bike paths near airport, Gateway

Screen grab from TriMet video (watch it below) shows new I-205 path section on new bridge to Gateway Green bike park. A $206 million project that will improve service on TriMet’s Red light rail line will also come with significant benefits to bicycle riders. The “Better Red” project will extend the Red Line further west in Washington County; but what we’re watching closely is how the improvements will impact the I-205 path in east Portland. According to TriMet, the project will add a second t...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Washington County, TriMet, Jonathan Maus, Portland Parks Recreation, Portland Airport, PBOT Bicycle Advisory Committee, Gateway Green, Gateway Transit Center, Gateway Green Bike Park, Better Red, Better Red project, Air Cargo Road The Air Cargo Road


New volunteer program aims to recruit ‘Slow Streets Superheros’

(Photo: Axiom Event Productions) After launching with a bang in early May, we haven’t heard much about the “Slow Streets” portion of the Portland Bureau of Transportation’s Safe Streets Initiative. These are the 120 intersections where PBOT has installed “Local Access Only” and “Go Slow” signs along with barricades in a bid to reduce driving and improve conditions for people who need more space to walk and roll while maintaining a safe distance from each other. Today a new volunteer program la...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland Bureau of Transportation, Jonathan Maus, PBOT, Sunday Parkways, Neal Armstrong, Axiom Event Productions, Safe Streets Initiative, Greenways Response Team, Greenways, Greenways Volunteer, Greenways Zone


The Gorge is healing with less ‘invasive motor vehicle traffic’

The Historic Columbia River Highway could be amazing — forever. (Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) “These flourishing conditions are sobering when we consider how little it takes to alter the ecosystem — the presence of even a few hundred more cars per day drastically changes this area.”— Paul Pastor It has now been over three months since the State of Oregon closed about 14 miles of the Historic Columbia River Highway in an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The closure from La...
Tags: Oregon, America, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Gorge, Corbett, ODOT, Columbia River Gorge, Jonathan Maus, Columbia River Highway, Historic Columbia River Highway, Historic Columbia River Highway Advisory Committee, Ainsworth State Park, Larch Mountain Road, Kathy Fitzpatrick


Bike Loud to host Angie Schmitt, author of new book on race, class and pedestrian deaths

At an online meeting next week hosted by local activism group Bike Loud PDX you’ll get the chance to hear from a leading expert on the connection between America’s pervasive car culture and a startling rise in deaths of vulnerable road users. Angie Schmitt’s new book, Right of Way: Race, Class, and the Silent Epidemic of Pedestrian Deaths in America (Island Press), is due to come out on August 27th and has already received an excellent review from Kirkus (a big deal in the publishing world). ...
Tags: Books, America, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Kirkus, Schmitt, Jonathan Maus, BikePortland Calendar, Right of Way, Angie Schmitt, Duarte Rodriguez


Timberline Bike Park opens tomorrow

After finally opening last summer following years of major lawsuits and then facing impacts of a viral pandemic, Timberline Bike Park has had a rough first year. But with snow clearing from upper sections and thanks to many hours of trail maintenance, the mountain is ready to welcome customers starting tomorrow, July 10th. It’s perfect timing for everyone itching to ride their new bike and bust out of their neighborhood quarantine rut An announcement yesterday said four trails will be rideable...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Norm, Timberline, Jonathan Maus, Off-road Cycling, Timberline Lodge, Timberline Bike Park, Camino de Michoacán


Washington DOT will reallocate highway space as part of ‘Healthy, Active Streets’ program

Imagine if Portland could ask for a carfree lane on 82nd Ave. Then imagine if ODOT actually listened. Unlike our Oregon Department of Transportation whose seems to be carrying out a policy to rid their highways of everything but people in cars, the Washington Department of Transportation announced yesterday that it’s getting on the open streets train. Imagine that. A state DOT voluntarily banning automobile users from lanes and even complete roadways all in the name of safety and health. “Th...
Tags: Washington, Oregon, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, ODOT, Oregon Department of Transportation, Washington Department of Transportation, Jonathan Maus, Open Streets


Riders ‘suffer’ to raise money, awareness for “BLMtoPDXBikes’ campaign

Portlander M. Blomberg (center) rode the Ronde PDX route on her singlespeed last week to raise awareness of the campaign. Portlander Devin Bailly likes to suffer. He’s known in local cycling circles as that crazy guy who loves climbing and is one of the caretakers of the three toughest bike routes in Portland: Ronde PDX, La Doyenne, and Giro PDX. Those three routes rise an average of over 7,000 feet each in only about 50 miles (trust me, that’s tough). But Bailly knows his suffering is a choice...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Black Lives Matter, Tigard, Bailly, Ronde, Jonathan Maus, Blomberg, Devin Bailly, Bull Mountains, George Floyd, Portlander Devin Bailly, Ronde PDX La Doyenne, Sexton Cooper


Swan Island’s riverfront is a fun place to explore, just be careful getting there

Great views of Northwest Portland and Forest Park from the beach on Swan Island.(Photos by Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) With so many people hopping on bikes these days, there’s a growing demand for fun and safe places to ride them. This is the first of a series of mini-guides that will introduce (or re-introduce) you to some of Portland’s best cycling destinations. Swan Island. Sounds dreamy doesn’t it? Almost tropical. This little patch of land just two miles (as a crow flies) from the tre...
Tags: Google, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Alberta, Daimler, Charles Lindbergh, Concord, McDonald, Lloyd, Washington County, St Johns, Cully, Lindbergh, Willamette River


Steel Bridge to close for month-long TriMet project, but path will remain open

Steel Bridge upper deck during 2012 Pedalpalooza Kickoff Ride. There’s good news and bad news about TriMet’s upcoming project that will close the upper deck of the Steel Bridge for four weeks in August. First the bad news: The project means the upper deck will be closed to all users — including bicycle riders. That’s unfortunate because the sidewalk and lanes of the upper deck are a nice option for biking on when you’re in a hurry and/or don’t want to deal with crowds on the Waterfront-Espl...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Burnside, TriMet, Steel Bridge, Jonathan Maus, Rose Quarter, Broadway Below, Route advisory, Waterfront Esplanade, Steel Bridge Improvement Project, Union Station Five


PBOT says work crews on North Flint not connected to I-5 Rose Quarter project

PBOT crews on N Flint last night.(Photo: Betsy Reese) Yesterday (July 6th) at 2:52 pm, Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler emailed his three City Council colleagues and every city bureau director with a clear message: “Effectively immediately, we are directing all City Bureaus to suspend all operations until further notice related to the I-5 Rose Quarter Improvement Project. This includes attending meetings, providing technical support or responding to project emails. Any resumption of City staff serv...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Wheeler, Portland, City Council, Flint, Reese, ODOT, Portland City, Ted Wheeler, Jonathan Maus, PBOT, Portland Bureau of Transportation PBOT, Betsy Reese, Chloe Eudaly


Former Portlander and bike fun creator, Zed Bailey, has died

Zed Bailey at Velo Cult in 2013. (Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) Zed Bailey beamed into Portland in 2012 and wanted to take our already legendary bike fun scene to the next level. They were bursting with creativity and volunteered to lead rides and help galvanize the spirit of other bike-loving Portlanders. Sonder, who was also known as Cory or Zed Bailey, died last month in Hilo, Hawaii at the age of 41. According to sources who confirmed the details with family and the Hilo Police Departm...
Tags: Facebook, Utah, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Salt Lake City, Zed, Salt Lake, Cory, Salt Lake City Utah, Hilo Hawaii, Michael Andersen, Jonathan Maus, Zoobomb, Zed Bailey


PBOT work crews on North Flint not connected to I-5 Rose Quarter project

PBOT crews on N Flint last night.(Photo: Betsy Reese) Note and correction, 7/8: I originally reported this yesterday as PBOT crews defying the City Council work stoppage order issued by Mayor Ted Wheeler on July 6th. I made an assumption after seeing a large work crew in the same general at the same time and on the same date that ODOT had planned to do I-5 Rose Quarter work. That assumption turned out to be wrong. I have since confirmed the PBOT crews were not working on the I-5 project and we...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Wheeler, Portland, City Council, Flint, Reese, ODOT, Portland City, Ted Wheeler, Jonathan Maus, PBOT, Portland Bureau of Transportation PBOT, Betsy Reese, Chloe Eudaly


ODOT is removing those dangerous guardrails on the Historic Highway

“That was the wrong decision and we are in the process of removing two stretches of that guardrail now.”— Rian Windsheimer, ODOT Region 1 director New guardrails on Historic Columbia River Highway along Sandy River.(Photos by BikePortland Forum user amadeusb4) We’re happy to report that the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) is removing guardrails they installed late last month on the Historic Columbia River Highway near Troutdale. On June 24th, ODOT installed three section...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Hamilton, Troutdale, ODOT, Oregon Department of Transportation, Jonathan Maus, BikePortland, Columbia River Highway, Historic Columbia River Highway, Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail, Don Hamilton, Rian Windsheimer, Oregon Department of Transportation ODOT, Sandy River


County project will mean more traffic on Newberry, Skyline (again) this summer

(Graphic: Multnomah County) Remember last summer when Multnomah County closed NW Cornelius Pass Road for and the detour sent thousands of drivers onto popular and usually quiet roads like Newberry? Unfortunately they weren’t able to finish the project as planned and it’s about to start up again for round two. Fortunately, the County says things might not be as bad this time around. From July 19th through the end of September, the County plans to close Cornelius Pass Road between Highway 30 a...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Skyline, Newberry, County, Washington County, Multnomah County, Jonathan Maus, Cornelius Pass Road, Germantown Road, Cornelius Pass, Nw Newberry, Nw Cornelius Pass Road, Newberry Skyline, Logie Trail Road


Thief rams northeast Portland bike shop with truck, makes off with prototype bicycle

The damage. The bike. (Photos: Nomad Cycles PDX) What is with people using cars and trucks for nefarious and violent actions lately? This morning around 2:00 am someone driving a blue pick-up truck bashed into the front of the headquarters Nomad Cycles PDX on Northeast Sandy Blvd (just east of 57th). Shop owner Brad Davis says the driver intentionally broke through the front door. Once inside, the thief stole a prototype bicycle off the showroom floor and then sped away. According to Dav...
Tags: Business, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Davis, Alberta, Nomad, Santa Cruz, Brad Davis, Bike Shops, Jonathan Maus, Bike Theft, Sycip, Gladys Bikes, Nomad Cycles PDX


The Monday Roundup: Seattle tragedy, defund traffic police, VanMoof’s ad, and more

Vehicular violence: A man sped past a closed section of freeway in Seattle and intentionally drove his vehicle into peaceful Black Lives Matter protestors. He hit two people. One person, Summer Taylor (on left in lead image), died from their injuries and the other person, Diaz Love, is still hospitalized. Seattle Police arrested Dawit Kelete and charged him with two counts of vehicular assault. No more traffic police, Part 1: A budget proposal in Berkeley, California could make them the fir...
Tags: France, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Features, Front Page, Brooklyn, Cycling, Portland, Npr, Seattle, Fast Company, Berkeley California, Clark County, Seattle Police, Streetfilms


Blumenauer’s bike-related bills move forward in $1.5 trillion House transportation bill

The bill would change U.S. law so that transit agencies can more easily fund bikeshare systems.(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) When we interviewed U.S. Congressman Earl Blumenauer in the aftermath of the 2016 presidential election he said, “If four years from now the places that can make the most advantage of transportation investments don’t get that help, that’s going to be not just a missed opportunity in terms of safety and economic benefits of transportation — it’s going to be a lost po...
Tags: Politics, Oregon, Senate, Legislation, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, House, House Of Representatives, Portland, Graves, Peter DeFazio, Vision Zero, Earl Blumenauer, Blumenauer, Jonathan Maus


Jobs of the Week: Velotech, Vancouver Cyclery, West End Bikes, The eBike Store

In case you haven’t heard there’s a bike boom going on around here. Lots of bike buyers and bike riders and the same amount of bike shops means places are slammed with business and need help. If you want a new job in the bike biz, now is a good time to start poking around. Check out our most recent listings below. – Accounts Payable Specialist – Velotech, Inc. – Bike Mechanic – Vancouver Cyclery – Sales Associate – West End Bikes – Full Time Mechanic – The eBike Store, Inc Advertisement ...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Jonathan Maus, Velotech Inc, Jobs Of The Week, eBike Store Inc, Velotech Vancouver Cyclery West


Homeowners along Sandy River defend ODOT’s bike-unfriendly guardrails

Former biking space on Historic Highway.(Photo: Forum user amadeusb4) We’re still trying to learn more about why the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) installed three sections of guardrails in the paved shoulder of the Historic Columbia River Highway north of Interstate 84 last week. These guardrails narrow valuable space used by many bicycle riders and their dangerous placement increases odds of stressful passes and collisions. The fact that ODOT did this without any public notice an...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Sandy, Ritz, ODOT, DeVore, Oregon Department of Transportation, Ryland, Jonathan Maus, Columbia River Highway, Historic Columbia River Highway, Oregon Department of Transportation ODOT, Columbia River Highway State Trail, Sandy River


Local riders create ‘Bike Corking for Social Justice’ how-to guide

For the past month bike riders have put themselves between protestors and road users. Now there’s a guide to do it right.(Photo: Jonathan Maus/bikePortland) For over a month now, Portlanders have been taking to the streets every night to protest the killing of Black people and the racist policies and police brutality that contribute to it. At almost every march there’s been a cadre of two-wheeled escorts patrolling intersections, directing traffic, and doing whatever is necessary to keep protes...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, New York Times, Portland, Black Lives Matter, Social Justice, Portland State University, Don, Jonathan Maus, Jason Washington, George Floyd Protests, Amelia Bjesse Puffin


PBOT’s street dining permit program is a test of anti-racist pledge

Article published yesterday by Street Roots. The current number one priority at Portland’s transportation bureau is a permit program that aims to help restaurants spread into the street so they can serve more people safely. The Healthy Business program is part of a larger Safe Streets Initiative that’s altering public right-of-way to improve safety and create more space for physically-distanced commerce. By some accounts the program is working well. Since it was launched at the end of May, the...
Tags: Minneapolis, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Warner, Black, Rivera, Schafer, Portland Bureau of Transportation, Jonathan Maus, PBOT, Southeast Ankeny, Portland Bureau of Transportation PBOT, Chris Warner, Hannah Schafer


PBOT’s street dining permit program is a test of antiracist pledge

Article published yesterday by Street Roots. The current number one priority at Portland’s transportation bureau is a permit program that aims to help restaurants spread into the street so they can serve more people safely. The Healthy Business program is part of a larger Safe Streets Initiative that’s altering public right-of-way to improve safety and create more space for physically-distanced commerce. By some accounts the program is working well. Since it was launched at the end of May, the...
Tags: Minneapolis, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Warner, Black, Rivera, Schafer, Portland Bureau of Transportation, Jonathan Maus, PBOT, Southeast Ankeny, Portland Bureau of Transportation PBOT, Chris Warner, Hannah Schafer


You need a mask (or three): Here are four local companies that sell them

Time to stock up. We’re in this for the long haul. (Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) Bad news: Covid-19 is here to stay for the foreseeable future. That means you’ll need to wear a good mask to keep yourself and others safe. Good news: You can find great masks and face coverings made in Portland and your purchase will help support local bike-related businesses. Here are some of our favorites: BlaqPaks (Photos: BlaqPaks) You might now BlaqPaks for their awesome and bombproof backpack...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Italy, Portland, Products, Ministry of Health, Stefano, Gaiter, Jonathan Maus, BLAQ, Chrome Industries Chrome, COVID, Coronavirus 2020, Le Tigre Tie Dye Birds, Biciclista US Biciclista


Oregon’s first sanctioned bike race since March will happen this weekend

(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) It’s been 116 days since the last officially sanctioned bicycle race happened in Oregon. The coronavirus crisis forced the Oregon Bicycle Racing Association (OBRA) to cancel all races on March 12th. What was expected to be a four week hiatus turned into nearly four months. Dozens of events have been cancelled statewide, resulting in a major blow to OBRA’s finances, a hit to promoters’ pocketbooks, lots of frustrated athletes, and a loss of tourism dollars fo...
Tags: Oregon, Sport, Front Page, Racing, Cycling, Corvallis, Jonathan Maus, Blodgett Oregon, Oregon Bicycle Racing Association, OBRA, Mike Ripley, Oregon Bicycle Racing Association OBRA, Chuck Kenlan, Kenlan, Mudslinger Events


State’s Rose Quarter freeway project will press on, without support from Portland leaders

The Oregon Department of Transportation lost a lot more than the support of a local nonprofit today when Albina Vision Trust pulled their support of the I-5 Rose Quarter project. That earthquake has already had major aftershocks. Portland Bureau of Transportation Commissioner Chloe Eudaly and Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler have both pulled their support as well. This means ODOT is left trying to complete a controversial mega-project that doesn’t have support from the very city it would be built ...
Tags: Oregon, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Wheeler, Portland, Smith, Finn, Metro, Chris Smith, Oregon Legislature, Portland Bureau of Transportation, ODOT, Oregon Department of Transportation, Portland Public Schools, Portland City Council


Albina Vision pulls support for I-5 Rose Quarter project

No more lifeline for Mayor Wheeler and Metro President Lynn Peterson. (Illustration by Cloe Ashton, May 2019) Huge news from the Portland Mercury and Willamette Week: The nonprofit Albina Vision Trust has decided it will no longer support the Oregon Department of Transportation’s I-5 Rose Quarter project and they will no longer participate in an advisory role. In a tweet posted today, reporter Blair Stevnick wrote, “Albina Vision Trust is withdrawing from all planning on ODOT’s Rose Quarter 1-5...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Wheeler, Portland, Metro, Adams, Kate Brown, Peterson, Megan, Oregon Public Broadcasting, ODOT, KATU, Oregon Department of Transportation, Oregon Transportation Commission, Willamette Week


Portland’s Climate Emergency Declaration addresses highway expansions, slavery, and colonialism

In normal times, major changes to important policy documents happen at a glacial pace. These are not normal times. When Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler released a draft of the city’s Climate Emergency Declaration back in mid-February it was just under 1,800 words long. The one that will get a public hearing and vote tonight (6/30) is nearly 5,000 words long. Learn more: 6/30 City Council meeting information 2015 Climate Action Plan Final Progress Report – Multnomah County The new doc...
Tags: Climate Change, Oregon, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, City Council, Portland Bureau of Transportation, ODOT, Oregon Department of Transportation, Portland City Council, Ted Wheeler, Jonathan Maus, Bureau of Planning Sustainability, George Floyd, Climate Emergency Declaration


New ODOT guardrails on Historic Highway makes cycling more dangerous

New guardrails on Historic Columbia River Highway along Sandy River.(Photos by BikePortland Forum user amadeusb4) “We certainly understand how this effort reduces space available for bikers and other users…”— Don Hamilton, ODOT The Oregon Department of Transportation has narrowed the shoulder on several sections of the Historic Columbia River Highway. The installation of guardrails reduces space for cycling and increases danger for vulnerable road users on a very popular route along th...
Tags: Oregon, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Hamilton, ODOT, Oregon Department of Transportation, Lewis Clark, Jonathan Maus, Columbia River Highway, Historic Columbia River Highway, Don Hamilton, Sandy River Photos, BikePortland Forum, Sandy River Earlier


New ODOT guardrail on Historic Highway makes cycling more dangerous

New guardrails on Historic Columbia River Highway along Sandy River.(Photos by BikePortland Forum user amadeusb4) “We certainly understand how this effort reduces space available for bikers and other users…”— Don Hamilton, ODOT The Oregon Department of Transportation has narrowed the shoulder on several sections of the Historic Columbia River Highway. The installation of guardrails reduces space for cycling and increases danger for vulnerable road users on a very popular route along th...
Tags: Oregon, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Hamilton, ODOT, Oregon Department of Transportation, Lewis Clark, Jonathan Maus, Columbia River Highway, Historic Columbia River Highway, Don Hamilton, Sandy River Photos, BikePortland Forum, Sandy River Earlier


Video shares voices of Black Liberation Ride organizers

Stills from the video. Watch it below. The latest episode of the Portland Water Bureau’s “Water Stories” series shines a light on the recent Black Liberation ride. The fifth annual edition of the ride took place on June 19th as a celebration of “Black joy” on Juneteenth and a huge number of people turned out. The short film features the voices of ride organizers Jené Etheridge and Stephen Marea, both of whom said one of the things they appreciate most about it was the feeling of riding wit...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Brown, Etheridge, Marea, Jonathan Maus, Portland Water Bureau, Black Liberation, Black Liberation Ride, Jené Etheridge, Stephen Marea, Portland Water Bureau s YouTube