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Multnomah County Health report documents racial inequities on our streets

A family bikes up North Williams Avenue in May 2020.(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) Just weeks after Portland-based Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon released a statement condemning a spate of racism-fueled, anti-Asian and anti-Muslim violence in the Portland area, a new report from the Multnomah County Health Department begins an important new chapter in Portland’s fight for safe streets for all. For years, transportation professionals have known racial equity is a vital part ...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Racism, Cycling, Portland, Equity, Portland State University, Multnomah County, Jonathan Maus, North Williams Avenue, Transportation Research and Education Center, Asian Pacific American Network Of Oregon, Multnomah County Health Department, Racial Equity, Charlene McGee, Multnomah County Reach


Oregon: Have A Gun License, Go To Prison, 300,000 Oregonians Would Be Felons

Oregon: Have A Gun License, Go To Prison, 300,000 Oregonians Would Be Felons Oregon – -(AmmoLand.com)- This week the Oregon Senate Judiciary Committee took 4 hours of testimony on SB 554, a bill designed to turn 300,000 law-abiding Oregonians into felons so that Ginny Burdick can leave the Senate happy. We need not reiterate just how sick this concept is. As expected, Multnomah County Sheriff Mike Reese did the bidding of his overlord, anti-gun billionaire Mike Bloomberg, and testified in fav...
Tags: Guns, Oregon, Senate, US, Republican, Kate Brown, Multnomah County, Courtney, Mike Bloomberg, Peter Courtney, Mike Reese, Gun Rights News, Democrats War on Guns, Floyd Prozanski, Oregon Senate Judiciary Committee, Oregon Firearms Federation


Our wild winter weekend

On the main deck of the Broadway Bridge as the sun finally peaked out Monday morning.(Photos: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) Before I share some pics and a recap from the weekend, I want to send virtual hugs and good vibes to everyone who is still without power and/or has gone through a rough few days. There was widespread damage from this storm and not everyone experienced it as a fun frolic. Hang in there friends! If BikePortland can do anything to help, please let me know. Burnside Bridge...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Madison, Sandy, Multnomah County, Hawthorne, Broadway Bridge, Burnside Bridge, Hawthorne Bridge, Williams Avenue, Jonathan Maus, NW Lovejoy, Alberta Street, North Albina


Portland dissolves Vision Zero Task Force, introduces new outreach plans

A Vision Zero Task Force meeting in Portland City Hall in February 2017.(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) The advisory group that helped implement Portland’s Vision Zero Action Plan has been disbanded. “As our work has evolved, so too must our Vision Zero engagement.”— Chris Warner, PBOT Director With just for years to reach the 2025 target of zero road deaths, the Portland Bureau of Transportation has officially dissolved the Vision Zero Task Force and plans to shift to a, “model of...
Tags: Sport, Cycling, Portland, Warner, Metro, Multnomah County, Portland Bureau of Transportation, Portland City Hall, Vision Zero, Jonathan Maus, PBOT, Vision Zero Task Force, Chris Warner, Vision Zero Action Plan, BIPOC, Portland s Vision Zero Action Plan


This year’s Winter Light Festival is a made-for-biking event

This year’s Winter Light Festival is spread citywide, making it perfect to see by bike. (Photo: Tom Howe) The Portland Winter Light Festival (PDXWLF) was first held in February 2016 with the idea that artistic light displays could provide relief from winter doldrums that settle in after the holiday season is over. The festival was founded by the Willamette Light Brigade, a nonprofit responsible for much of the festive lighting on Portland’s bridges. The Winter Light Festival has grown by ...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Multnomah County, Sullivan, Milwaukie, Rides/Events, Cathedral Park, Burnside Street, North Northeast, Tom Howe, Pioneer Courthouse Square, Hayden Island, Pdxwlf, Portland Winter Light Festival


The state of SW Barbur Boulevard (Part Two)

A rider rolls over the Newbury Bridge through the “Woods” segment of Barbur Blvd.(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) This is the second part of a two-part article on Southwest Barbur Boulevard’s infrastructure needs by our SW Correspondent Lisa Caballero. Read part one here. For years, much-needed changes to Barbur Blvd have been linked to building the SW Corridor light rail project, which would run along Barbur Blvd through its SW Portland segment. When voters rejected the Metro transportatio...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Vermont, Neighborhoods, Metro, Southwest, Capitol, Washington County, Multnomah County, BURLINGAME, Fred Meyer, Newbury, ODOT, TriMet


Lengthy closures of Eastbank Esplanade for Burnside Bridge construction raise concerns

Cycling advocates raised major concerns about construction detours and closures that will be required for the Burnside Bridge replacement project. “That’s not just a nice bit of recreational area. For many people, it’s their main route through the city.”— Iain Mackenzie, Bicycle Advisory Committee member Multnomah County planners and staff shared a presentation about the project at a joint meeting of the Portland Bureau of Transportation pedestrian and bicycle advisory committees Tuesda...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Eis, Multnomah County, David Stein, Waterfront Park, Portland Bureau of Transportation, MacKenzie, Oregon Department of Transportation, Willamette River, Iain Mackenzie, Burnside Bridge, Central City, Eastbank Esplanade, Jonathan Maus


The Most Inspiring People of 2020, According to Us

Every year, Jezebel compiles a list of the most inspiring women, femmes, and nonbinary people who have shifted our perspectives over the last 12 months, motivating us to joy and mirth and in some cases activism and cooking. Read more...
Tags: Nurses, Lifehacks, Jezebel, Jessica Simpson, Multnomah County, Sheroes, Stacey Abrams


Commission approves STIP allocation with record ‘non-highway’ funding

An anti-ODOT rally on SE Powell Blvd in May 2015.(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) After an hour and twenty minutes of public testimony, the Oregon Transportation Commission voted on a funding allocation scenario for the 2024-2027 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) Tuesday night. The proposal they moved forward isn’t what nearly every person who testified had asked for, but it showed how a strong progressive voice and an ever-growing transportation reform advocacy coaliti...
Tags: Oregon, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Commission, Portland, Naacp, Ada, Pederson, Eugene, Kate Brown, Multnomah County, Simpson, Portland Bureau of Transportation, ODOT, Oregon Department of Transportation


Portland region faces tragic spike in road user fatalities

A 1.8-mile stretch of SE Stark has seen four deaths since July. Graphic by BikePortland with data from Portland Police Bureau. Despite our Vision Zero plans, projects, and proclamations, the Portland region is failing to curb traffic deaths. The City of Portland and Multnomah and Washington counties are grappling with alarming spikes and fatality trends in 2020 — even with a major traffic reduction due to the pandemic and with four more weeks left in the year. The Portland Police Bureau ...
Tags: Washington, Oregon, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Crashes, County, Sheriff s Office, Multnomah County, Portland Police Bureau, Washington County Sheriff s Office, Multnomah, North Plains, Jonathan Maus, BikePortland


Multnomah County health officials prepare for spike in COVID-19 cases

Multnomah County faces a backlog in processing test results. The communicable disease manager told KATU that this has led to deceptively...
Tags: Multnomah County, KATU


Gov. Brown encourages Oregonians to call police on neighbors who violate COVID-19 freeze

For the next two weeks in Oregon, and four weeks in Multnomah County, new restrictions aimed at slowing the spread of the coronavirus...
Tags: Oregon, Multnomah County


The cleanest bike path is in Vancouver thanks to a bike club’s adoption

Vancouver Bicycle Club members put finishing touches on a wonderfully clean I-205 path.(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) Bikeway conditions are pretty bad right now. Most of the gloriously colorful leaves we loved a few weeks ago are now sitting in slick piles on the pavement. But there’s one stretch of pathway that looks nearly perfect: the I-205 path in Vancouver. This past Saturday I explored the Washington side of the Columbia River. As I rolled eastward to the I-205 bridge to return...
Tags: Washington, Wills, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Vancouver, Bob, Newberry, Multnomah County, Marine Drive, Columbia River, ODOT, Oregon Department of Transportation, Washington Department of Transportation, VBC


'The dreaded winter surge is here': Oregon governor limits social gatherings to six people, closes gyms and dine-in eating in a 'two-week freeze' to slow COVID-19 spread

ROBYN BECK / Contributor/Getty Images Oregon Gov. Kate Brown announced a statewide "two-week freeze" on Friday to slow the spread of COVID-19, which will be in place from November 18 to at least December 2. Under the policy, which Brown said is similar to the state's "stay home" order from March, social gatherings are limited to a maximum of six people from two households. Gyms, event venues, and other large public facilities must close, grocery stores and malls will be limited to 75% cap...
Tags: Politics, Science, News, Oregon, US, Trends, Healthcare, Portland, Brown, Kate Brown, Multnomah County, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID, Lockdowns, Tyler Sonnemaker


Progressive economic policies enjoy broad bipartisan support, but progressive candidates don't. Here's what Democrats need to do to attract these voters.

Voters in Florida's Miami-Dade county favored President Trump in the election, while also overwhelmingly voting to raise the state's minimum wage from $8.56 an hour to $15 an hour. Joe Raedle/Getty Images Paul Constant is a writer at Civic Ventures, a cofounder of the Seattle Review of Books, and a frequent cohost of the "Pitchfork Economics" podcast with Nick Hanauer and David Goldstein. He writes that President Donald Trump's win in Florida — largely driven by the t...
Tags: Facebook, Florida, Colorado, California, Oregon, Senate, America, Trends, Joe Biden, South Dakota, Portland, Fox News, Biden, Donald Trump, Silk, Trump


Oregon Voters Decriminalize Possession of Hard Drugs, Including Heroin, Cocaine, and Meth

Oregon voters have approved a measure to decriminalize possession of all drugs, including heroin, cocaine, and methamphetamines, for personal use.According to Measure 110, residents caught with small amounts of hard drugs will be required to choose between a $100 fine or a treatment program, but will be spared a jail sentence.Offenders who choose treatment for drug addiction will be able to access new recovery centers for free. The recovery centers will be funded by taxpayer dollars made through...
Tags: News, Oregon, Portland, Associated Press, SCHMIDT, Multnomah County, Mike Schmidt


Multnomah County offering ‘Black Transportation Academy’

(Graphic: Multnomah County) A federally funded program within Multnomah County’s health department is laser-focused on reducing health disparities between Black and white Portlanders. Among their offerings is a ‘Black Transportation Academy,’ a workshop that aims to get more of the county’s African-American and African immigrant/refugee populations involved in local and regional planning. Instead of asking for feedback once transportation policies and projects are half-baked, the county wants m...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Racism, Cycling, Portland, Multnomah County, ODOT, Greater Portland, Jonathan Maus, TREC, U S Center for Disease Control, Black Transportation Academy, Charlene McGee, The Black Transportation Academy


A signalized crossing for bike traffic on the new Burnside Bridge?

Ramp proposed for new Burnside Bridge. (Graphics: Multnomah County) There’s an issue with the forthcoming Burnside Bridge that is vexing county and city planners: How to connect bicycle riders on the east side of the Willamette River up to the new protected bike lanes on the bridge deck – and vice versa. This monstrosity is barely used by bicycle riders and is far from ADA compliant. The Eastbank Esplanade is a crucial north-south cycling route that’s currently all but cut off from the B...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Infrastructure, Cycling, Ada, Multnomah County, Geller, Ankeny, Willamette River, Burnside Bridge, Eastbank Esplanade, Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Steel Bridge, Jonathan Maus, Roger Geller, HDR Inc


Portland Protesters Light Fire Near Police Precinct; 15 Arrested, Including Sacramento Resident

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Tags: News, Protest, Minneapolis, Local, Sacramento, San Francisco, Portland, Portland Oregon, Sacramento California, Multnomah County, Mesa Arizona, Sacramento News, Portland Photo, CBS Sacramento News, George Floyd, North Precinct Community Policing Center


Portland suffers serious street violence as far right return 'prepared to fight'

Armed rightwingers have attacked leftwing protesters and reporters, supplanting the nightly standoffs with policeOver the last three months in Portland, mass protests against police violence and racism gradually gave way to nightly often violent standoffs between a core of pro-Black Lives Matter and anti-fascist protesters and law enforcement.But in the past week the city has fallen back into a pattern of more politically polarized street violence which has marked the city throughout the Trump e...
Tags: News, US, America, Portland, Evans, Republican Party, Donald Trump, Black Lives Matter, Taylor, Robert Evans, Trump, Multnomah County, Bellingcat, Ted Wheeler, Western States Center, James Buchal


‘Traffic gardens’ bloom in Portland

Traffic playground at Sacramento Elementary School.(Photo: PBOT) In three short months 10 vacant schoolyards and parking lots in Portland have been transformed into miniature neighborhoods. These “traffic gardens” were created to give kids and families a place to pedal and roll together in a time when safe outdoor activities are in high demand. Traffic garden at Cesar Chavez School in north Portland. (Photo: Sam Balto) Traffic gardens aren’t new, but they’ve flourished in Portland recen...
Tags: Google, Oregon, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Quinn, Gresham, Multnomah County, Schafer, Denver Colorado, Balto, Jonathan Maus, Safe Routes To School, Portland Bureau of Transportation and Metro, Roseway Heights Middle School


Oregon State Police Withdraws from Portland Courthouse after D.A. Announces He Won’t Prosecute Most Rioters

Oregon state police are backing out of an agreement to protect the Portland federal courthouse from rioters, after the Multnomah County district attorney announced he will not prosecute most rioters who are arrested.Portland has seen riots almost every night since the May death of George Floyd, an African American man killed during his arrest by Minneapolis police officers. Rioters initially targeted the federal courthouse in the city, but after federal and state law enforcement came to an agree...
Tags: News, Minneapolis, Oregon, Portland, Brown, Kate Brown, Oregon State Police, SCHMIDT, Multnomah County, Portland Police Bureau, KOIN, OSP, Mike Schmidt, George Floyd, Portland Courthouse


Dan Ryan wins seat on Portland City Council

Dan Ryan Dan Ryan earned a seat on Portland City Council by nabbing 51% of ballots cast in the race against Loretta Smith for position 2. Ryan has a lead of about 4,500 votes with just 3,474 uncounted ballots remaining. Ryan will fill Nick Fish’s seat when he moves into City Hall next month. Ryan is a former Portland Public School board member, graduate of Roosevelt High School in St. Johns, member of many local advisory boards, and former executive director of education nonprofit All Hands Rai...
Tags: Politics, Oregon, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, City Hall, Election 2020, Dan, Ryan, Multnomah County, University of Oregon, St Johns, Dan Ryan, ODOT, Roosevelt High School, Portland City Council


The Historic Columbia River Highway is open again for your riding pleasure

(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) Along with an announcement today from the U.S. Forest Service (see below) that Multnomah Falls has begun a phased re-opening comes news that the last section of the Historic Columbia River Highway closed due to Covid-19 precautions is now open. The Oregon Department of Transportation has officially re-opened the Historic Highway between Bridal Veil and Ainsworth. This means the entire highway and State Trail between Troutdale and The Dalles (minus the five-mi...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, U S Forest Service, Multnomah County, Ainsworth, Troutdale, USFS, Oregon Department of Transportation, Columbia River Gorge, Multnomah Falls, Dalles, Jonathan Maus, Columbia River Highway, Historic Columbia River Highway, Mitchell Point


Roundup of transportation surveys ready for the taking

Metro wants to know your thoughts about school-related travel.(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) Because I know you love surveys, here’s a little roundup of a few that have come across my desk recently… Metro wants to know how students around the Portland region will be traveling for daily, school-related activities. “The survey is intended for families across the Portland Metro region so please share widely so we can better understand families’ transportation needs,” they say. Hurry up becaus...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Surveys, County, Metro, Multnomah County, Oregon City, Portland Bureau of Transportation, ODOT, Oregon Department of Transportation, Portland Metro, Statewide Transportation Improvement Program, West Linn, Jonathan Maus


Hate crime victim arrested at protest won't be prosecuted

A Black woman who became a leading activist in the Black Lives Matter movement after she was assaulted by a white supremacist three years ago won't be charged after her arrest early Monday fueled anger among protest leaders in Portland, Oregon, authorities said. Demetria Hester, 46, was booked on suspicion of disorderly conduct and interfering with a police officer during the protest that began Sunday night. The Multnomah County district attorney's office later said Hester would not be prosecu...
Tags: News, Portland Oregon, Black Lives Matter, Multnomah County, Hester, Demetria Hester


New concept drawings show future bikeway on new Burnside Bridge

Possible design of new Burnside Bridge. On Monday Multnomah County gave us our best view yet of what the biking might feel like on the new Burnside Bridge. As we’ve been reporting, the planning process for the “earthquake ready” bridge is slowly but surely marching along. This week the County released a survey to garner public feedback on the bridge design and how to manage traffic during construction. Along with the survey they released a video with concept drawings that show how the new...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Infrastructure, Cycling, County, Multnomah County, Burnside Bridge, Jonathan Maus, Earthquake Ready Burnside Bridge Project, Burnside Bridge On Monday Multnomah County


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


Streets will get makeovers as ‘Healthy Business’ program rolls out

Paddy’s Bar & Grill street plaza plans. “What we have is a lot of free square feet and a free permit… We are offering you an empty box. That empty box is in the shape of some section of the street. You get to decide what goes in that box.”— Greg Raisman, PBOT One month after it was first announced, the Portland Bureau of Transportation’s Healthy Business program is starting to bear its first pieces of fruit. And with Multnomah County set to enter the phase 1 stage of reopening Friday (6...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Woodlawn, Ben, Multnomah County, St Johns, Hawthorne, Paddy, Portland Bureau of Transportation, Raisman, Naito, Jonathan Maus, PBOT, Yamhill


Major decision reached for new ‘earthquake ready’ Burnside Bridge

One variation of the long span bridge alternative chosen by a citizen task force to replace the Burnside Bridge. (Graphic: Multnomah County) If all goes according to plan Multnomah County will begin work on a new “earthquake ready” Burnside Bridge in 2024. On Monday, the community task force charged with decided what that bridge will look like reached a big milestone by choosing the “long span bridge” alternative. Here’s more from the County: The long span bridge alternative (PDF) would r...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Infrastructure, Cycling, Portland, Multnomah County, David Stein, Union Pacific Railroad, Willamette River, Burnside Bridge, Jonathan Maus, Sarah Iannarone, PBOT Bicycle Advisory Committee, Catie Gould, Earthquake Ready Burnside Bridge Project