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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


City of Portland wants to make side guards mandatory on all garbage and recycling trucks by 2022

Side guards installed on a garbage truck during a City of Portland pilot project. It’s been a long time coming, but Portland is finally about to take a big step forward in road safety. The Bureau of Planning & Sustainability (BPS) announced today they’ll propose a change to the City’s administrative rules that would require all garbage and recycling contractors to fill gaps in the sides of their trucks by 2022. The new mandate would apply to about 195 vehicles that currently don’t meet federal ...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Smith, Metro, Chris Smith, PSC, US Department of Transportation, Portland Bureau of Transportation, Portlander, Volpe, Portland City Council, Jonathan Maus, Portland Water Bureau, Tracey Sparling


Streets flood, power outages after Portland water main break

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A water main break has caused flooding and power outages in a neighborhood in northeast Portland. The Portland Water Bureau said 1 million gallons of water gushed per minute from a broken 30-inch diameter pipe Saturday morning. Pacific Power said it shut down power lines to about 12,000 customers in the […]
Tags: News, Portland, Northwest, Pacific Power, Portland Water Bureau


Route Advisory: Closures and construction coming to road atop Council Crest

The Portland Water Bureau is about to start a project up in Council Crest Park that will impact the road around the iconic summit lookout. (Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) The ride up to Council Crest is a classic (one reader loves it so much he snapped a photo from the top 500 times in four years). What you might not realize is that large water tank on the northwest corner of the summit was built in 1942 and still serves 1,300 customers. Now it’s time for maintenance repairs. As of l...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Water Bureau, Jonathan Maus, BikePortland, Portland Water Bureau, Council Crest, Route advisory, BP Headlines, Council Crest Park, SW Council Crest Drive Once


Two injury right-hook collisions in two weeks at NW Broadway and Hoyt

Nine days apart: Same intersection, same trucking company, same type of collision, same result, same problem we’ve known about for over a decade.(Photos via @SmplicityCycles via Twitter) It’s disheartening to start writing a post about the need for changes at a dangerous intersection only to recall that I already wrote the story. Nearly five years ago. “Another right-hook at Broadway and Hoyt: What can we do about this intersection?,” screamed the headline in our October 2013 post. And here we ...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Infrastructure, Cycling, Portland, Broadway, Clay, Rivera, Federal Highway Administration, U S Postal Service, Rosenberg, Vancouver Washington, Greeley, Hoyt, Portland Bureau of Transportation, Sam Adams


Making sense of the fence: Why Parks closed a path into Willamette Park

Fence at Nevada Street entrance to Willamette Park before and after it was cut down by a vandal.(Photos from a BikePortland reader) The Nevada Street entrance to Willamette Park was abruptly closed last week. The decision by the Portland Parks & Recreation bureau to erect a black, chain-link fence was made without any public warning and it stems from a multi-year jurisidictional negotiation between the Oregon Department of Transportation and the City of Portland that spans more than three years...
Tags: Oregon, Snow, Sport, Front Page, Infrastructure, Cycling, Public Transit, Portland, Ross, Parks, Metro, Portland Bureau of Transportation, ODOT, Oregon Department of Transportation, Water Bureau, Jonathan Maus


Fence abruptly closes access to Willamette Park path at Nevada St

Started to ride downtown Friday from OPB to find workers putting a fence across the trail where it passes RR tracks. Very annoying — particularly when three vehicle crossings with only stop signs are nearby. pic.twitter.com/A7m2TH8GoM — Jeff Mapes (@Jeffmapes) January 8, 2018 UPDATE: ODOT says they didn’t install the fence. Portland Parks says ODOT did. We’ll get it sorted ASAP. The Oregon Department of Transportation Portland Parks & Recreation Bureau (PP&R) has erected a fence across an...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Infrastructure, Cycling, Portland, Nebraska, Nevada, Ross, Parks, Mapes, Oregon Public Broadcasting, ODOT, Jeff Mapes, Jonathan Maus, Portland Water Bureau, Portland Parks Recreation


Portland Water Bureau proposes settlement with ratepayers

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The city of Portland has reached a proposed $10 million settlement with water and sewer ratepayers who questioned spending ratepayer money on non-water-related programs. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports that the Portland Water Bureau and an attorney for ratepayers on Friday announced the proposed settlement. The Portland City Council will consider approving the […]
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An opportunity to push the City of Portland forward on truck safety

A Portland Water Bureau vehicle with side underrun guards (from 2008).(Photo: J. Maus/BikePortland) A proposed City of Portland administrative rule change is giving street safety advocates a chance to lobby for side guards and other equipment that could make commercial trucks safer. Given their size, height, and weight, trucks used to haul garbage, cement and other goods on city streets pose a very high risk to other road users. According to the US Department of Transportation, nearly ha...
Tags: City, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Chris Smith, US Department of Transportation, Cynthia Newton, Bureau of Transportation, Jonathan Maus, BikePortland, Portland Water Bureau, Planning and Sustainability Commission, BP Headlines, Tamar Monhait, Monhait


First look: The tiny (yet important) cycle-track on SW Terwilliger at Capitol Highway

It might not look like much, but it makes a big difference.(Photos by J. Maus/BikePortland) “The changes are a big improvement.”— Barbara Stedman, southwest Portland resident Slowly but surely, the City of Portland is improving bikeways in southwest. Case in point are the recently completed changes to the intersection of SW Capitol Highway and Terwilliger (a.k.a the “teardrop”). People who ride in this area know the intersection well because it was a common place for close-calls. I ex...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Infrastructure, Cycling, Portland, Bike Lanes, Stedman, Southwest Portland, Terwilliger, Sam Jackson, Jonathan Maus, Portland Water Bureau, Capitol Highway, Protected Bikeways, MUP, Barbur Blvd


Say it ain’t so: Water Bureau project will close lower Saltzman Road May-June

(Photo: J. Maus/BikePortland) A dirt road so beloved by local riders that a bicycle and a jersey have been named after it will be closed for two months starting next month. We just heard from the Portland Water Bureau that a construction project on NW Saltzman Road means the trailhead will be close to all users — including bicycle riders — from April 3rd through June 2nd. Fortunately the closure is only in effect during weekdays between the hours of 7:00 am and 6:00 pm while crews are in the ar...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Saltzman, West Hills, Water Bureau, Forest Park, Leif Erikson, Jonathan Maus, Portland Water Bureau, Saltzman Road, Nw Saltzman, Vernonia Saltzman


Say it ain’t so: Water Bureau project will close access to lower Saltzman Road May-June

(Photo: J. Maus/BikePortland) A dirt road so beloved by local riders that a bicycle and a jersey have been named after it will be closed for two months starting next month. We just heard from the Portland Water Bureau that a construction project on NW Saltzman Road means the trailhead will be close to all users — including bicycle riders — from April 3rd through June 2nd. Fortunately the closure is only in effect during weekdays between the hours of 7:00 am and 6:00 pm while crews are in the ar...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Saltzman, West Hills, Water Bureau, Forest Park, Leif Erikson, Jonathan Maus, Portland Water Bureau, Saltzman Road, Nw Saltzman, Vernonia Saltzman


Say it ain’t so: Water Bureau project will close Saltzman Road May-June

(Photo: J. Maus/BikePortland) A dirt road so beloved by local riders that a bicycle and a jersey have been named after it will be closed for two months starting next month. We just heard from the Portland Water Bureau that a construction project on NW Saltzman Road means the trailhead will be close to all users — including bicycle riders — from April 3rd through June 2nd. Fortunately the closure is only in effect during weekdays between the hours of 7:00 am and 6:00 pm while crews are in the ar...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Saltzman, West Hills, Water Bureau, Forest Park, Leif Erikson, Jonathan Maus, Portland Water Bureau, Saltzman Road, Nw Saltzman, Vernonia Saltzman


City of Portland: There’s no funding for truck side guards, yet

A Portland Water Bureau truck in June 2008.(Photos: J. Maus/BikePortland) The dangerous combination of right-hooks and large trucks have been one of the most pressing bike safety issues in Portland for the past a decade. We have lost far too many people because of this deadly combination. So why aren’t we doing more about this well-known hazard? Like so many of Portland’s bike-related projects, the solution is in the city’s plans, but not in the city’s budget. We were once again shaken ...
Tags: Safety, Congress, San Francisco, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, United Kingdom, Portland, Trucks, Seattle, City Hall, Brady, National Transportation Safety Board, U S Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Seattle Department of Transportation


City’s new snow and ice plan still doesn’t include greenway plowing

No plows coming soon.(Photo: J. Maus/BikePortland) After severe storms unleashed havoc on our roads and heaps of criticism on the City of Portland’s response, Bureau of Transportation Commissioner Dan Saltzman laid out a new plan at a city hall press conference a few hours ago. PBOT Director Leah Treat told us last week the City was, “Specifically going to look at expanding our de-icing and plow routes to include neighborhood greenways.” Unfortunately, this new plan doesn’t do that. Inst...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Brady, Saltzman, Bureau of Transportation, Jonathan Maus, Portland Water Bureau, PBOT, Leah Treat, Neighborhood Greenways, Dan Saltzman


Washington Park reservoir project will close popular biking routes

If you ride/commute through Washington Park, you might have to change your route.(Photo: J. Maus/BikePortland) Get ready for yet another construction project that will impact biking routes. Starting two weeks from now, on September 12th, the Portland Water Bureau will begin their Reservoir Improvements Project in Washington Park. The construction of a new 12.4 million gallon reservoir and other upgrades to two existing reservoirs will last for 12 to 18 months. There will be significant ...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Washington Park, Sherwood, Detours, Jonathan Maus, Portland Water Bureau


Washington Park reservoir project will close popular biking routes – UPDATED

If you ride/commute through Washington Park, you might have to change your route.(Photo: J. Maus/BikePortland) Get ready for yet another construction project that will impact biking routes. Starting two weeks from now, on September 12th, the Portland Water Bureau will begin their Reservoir Improvements Project in Washington Park. The construction of a new 12.4 million gallon reservoir and other upgrades to two existing reservoirs will last for 12 to 18 months. There will be significant ...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Murray, Jefferson, Washington Park, Sherwood, Jefferson St, Detours, Jonathan Maus, Portland Water Bureau


Portland, Oregon, Has A Lead Problem. Kids Are Paying The Price.

Students in Portland Public Schools, the largest school district in Oregon, haven't taken a drink from a water fountain in almost two weeks. That’s because all the district's fountains have been shut off since May 27, after PPS announced that high levels of lead had been detected in the drinking water at two of its school buildings -- Creston, a K-8 school, and Rose City Park, which houses a magnet program for gifted students. Bottled water is now being used throughout the school district for a...
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Portland Water Bureau employees get new covered bike parking area

New bike parking at Interstate facility.(Photos: J. Maus/BikePortland) As part of a $49 million renovation project at their Interstate Avenue facility, the City of Portland Water Bureau now offers its employees and visitors a covered bike parking facility. The new parking area is covered and has 21 staple-style racks — that’s room for a minimum of 42 bicycles. From what I could see (peering over the gate from Interstate Avenue right where it joins with northbound Larrabee), the racks look ...
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