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Let’s talk about the BikePortland comment section

On Saturday, Tony Jordan, a parking reform advocate I’ve known and respected for years and who’s written stories for BikePortland, posted something on Twitter about a BikePortland comment. The conversations and concerns triggered by his Tweet (which I’m still responding to, three days later) have made me think deeply about our comment section. Here’s Tony’s tweet: Comments like this one on BikePortland reflect poorly on the community. It’s an exhausting and fruitless battle to argue with tr...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Housekeeping, Trump, Tony, Tony Jordan, Jonathan Maus


The world's youngest self-made billionaire hopes to power every future self-driving car with a technology that Elon Musk says is 'doomed'

Austin Russell, the founder and CEO of the self-driving-car tech startup Luminar, is the youngest billionaire. Luminar Luminar CEO Austin Russell is the youngest self-made billionaire after taking his company public via a special-purpose acquisition company merger last month. The 25-year-old's net worth is estimated at $3.2 billion. It's a Silicon Valley tale: Russell has built inventions since his childhood and dropped out of Stanford when he got the Thiel Fellowship to work on Luminar. H...
Tags: Transportation, Facebook, Elon Musk, Stanford, US, Trends, Tesla, Bloomberg, Austin, Billionaires, Peter Thiel, Deutsche Bank, SEC, Silicon Valley, Bmw, Evan Spiegel


MBC Studios Launches Groundbreaking Saudi Crime Drama ‘Rashash’ Created by U.K. Writer Tony Jordan

As it ramps up original productions, Middle Eastern broadcaster MBC is launching lavish 1980s-set Arabic crime drama ‘Rashash,’ created by Britain’s Tony Jordan (“EastEnders”) and touted as its most ambitious Saudi series to date. Directed by another Brit, Collin Teague, whose credits include “Doctor Who,” “Rashash” is based on the true story of a Saudi Arabian […]
Tags: News, Global, Britain, Mbc Group, MBC, Tony Jordan, Rashash, MBC Studios, Brit Collin Teague, Doctor Who Rashash


It’s unanimous: Oregon land use board says no to car parking minimums

In many Oregon cities, this is how a fourplex would be legally required to look—1.5 off-street parking spaces per home—without the new state rules. (Notice that these driveways eliminated four or five curbside parking spaces.) Photo: Mark McClure, used with permission. It’s arguably the biggest state-level parking reform in US history. Crossposted from Sightline Institute. Senior researcher Michael Andersen is a former news editor at BikePortland. The movement to prioritize housing for p...
Tags: Housing, Oregon, US, Sport, Front Page, United States, Cycling, Portland, Salem, Jordan, Parking, Pacific Northwest, Ucla, Morris, Scott, Wright


It’s unanimous: Oregon says no to car parking minimums

In many Oregon cities, this is how a fourplex would be legally required to look—1.5 off-street parking spaces per home—without the new state rules. (Notice that these driveways eliminated four or five curbside parking spaces.) Photo: Mark McClure, used with permission. It’s arguably the biggest state-level parking reform law in US history. Crossposted from Sightline Institute. Senior researcher Michael Andersen is a former news editor at BikePortland. The movement to prioritize housing f...
Tags: Housing, Oregon, US, Sport, Front Page, United States, Cycling, Portland, Salem, Jordan, Parking, Pacific Northwest, Ucla, Morris, Scott, Wright


MBC Studios to Launch Arabic TV Series ‘Blood Oath,’ Written by Britain’s Tony Jordan

MBC Studios, the Saudi-owned production unit of top Middle Eastern free-to-air satellite network MBC Group is set to launch “Blood Oath,” an Arabic crime series written by Britain’s Tony Jordan (“EastEnders,” “Life on Mars”). The announcement comes as Dubai-based MBC Studios, set up in 2018 and headed by former president of NBCUniversal International Peter Smith, is […]
Tags: News, Global, Britain, Middle East, Dubai, Mbc Group, Peter Smith, Tony Jordan, NBCUniversal International, MBC Studios


This year, ride Cycle Oregon with a purpose: Ride for a child

The author and his friend Justin Sawyer represented the Candlelighters on the Crater Lake rim during Cycle Oregon 2019. Written by Tony Jordan. BikePortland is always open to sharing your guest articles. Please get in touch if you’d like to contribute! On January 29th, Cycle Oregon will announce its 2020 routes at the annual Kickoff Party. According to their website we can expect some surprises such as, “short and long options, gravel options, multiple layover days, bonus activities, and more ...
Tags: Oregon, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Tony, Tony Jordan, Cycle Oregon, Rides/Events, Kickoff Party, Justin Sawyer, RFAC, Jovan Ride, Candlelighters


Influential Central Eastside transportation committee seeks new members

You could be a part of making the Central Eastside a nicer place to ride. (Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland) “They could really use some fresh ideas and new blood.”— Tony Jordan, Portlanders for Parking Reform Not all of the City of Portland’s dizzying array of advisory committees are created equal. Some are merely rubber stamps, others dive deep into wonky policy details to make substantive changes. Some are filled with bright-eyed volunteers, others are filled with lobbying pros paid to s...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Jordan, City Council, TPAC, Tony Jordan, Central City, CEIC, Jonathan Maus, Central Eastside, Central Eastside Industrial Council, Kate Merrill, Blumenauer Bridge, Transportation and Parking Advisory Committee TPAC


Portland’s new commissioner-elect sees a carfree future where public transit is free and fast

One of the biggest local consequences of last night’s election is that Jo Ann Hardesty will be sworn-in as a Portland city commissioner in January. Her presence on the five-member council could have far-reaching implications as we debate and consider major transportation-related issues in the coming years. Hardesty and her new colleagues on Portland City Council will have a say on key issues ranging from mega-projects to micromobility. Since we haven’t sat down with her for an extended conversa...
Tags: Politics, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Naacp, Metro, East, Tony Jordan, TriMet, Portland City Council, Vision Zero, Jonathan Maus, BikePortland, PBOT, Hardesty


Portland’s new commissioner-elect sees a carfree future with fareless and fast transit

One of the biggest local consequences of last night’s election is that Jo Ann Hardesty will be sworn-in as a Portland city commissioner in January. Her presence on the five-member council could have far-reaching implications as we debate and consider major transportation-related issues in the coming years. Hardesty and her new colleagues on Portland City Council will have a say on key issues ranging from mega-projects to micromobility. Since we haven’t sat down with her for an extended conversa...
Tags: Politics, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Naacp, Metro, East, Tony Jordan, TriMet, Portland City Council, Vision Zero, Jonathan Maus, BikePortland, PBOT, Hardesty


In Oregon, election night was great for Democrats and progressive policies

Parking reform activist Tony Jordan at a campaign event for Jo Ann Hardesty (center).(Photo: Tony Jordan) In the first national election since Donald Trump assumed the presidency — and despite gerrymandered districts, voter suppressions efforts, and racist campaigning by some Republicans — America tilted to the left last night. Here in the Portland region, the swing toward Democrats and progressive policies was even more pronounced. In the race to replace longtime Portland City Commissioner Dan...
Tags: Politics, Washington, Oregon, Senate, America, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, House, Portland, Donald Trump, Metro, Kate Brown, Washington County, Treece, Harrington


Chloe Eudaly is our new transportation commissioner

Commissioner Eudaly spoke at the launch of Adaptive Biketown, a program she pushed for, in July 2017. (Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) “She is excited about the assignment and ready for a new challenge.”— Marshall Runkel, chief of staff for Commissioner Chloe Eudaly Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler has chosen City Commissioner Chloe Eudaly to oversee the transportation bureau. Eudaly’s office confirmed the news to us yesterday after a “major bureau shakeup” was reported by The Oregonian. She’l...
Tags: Politics, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Amsterdam, Wheeler, Portland, Seattle, Ada, Council, City Hall, Portland State University, Leah, Tony Jordan, Steve Novick, Amanda Fritz


Jane Austen’s Unfinished Novel ‘Sanditon’ Set as ITV, PBS Masterpiece Series

Jane Austen’s unfinished final novel, “Sanditon,” is being developed as a lavish period epic for ITV in Britain and PBS Masterpiece in the U.S. Veteran TV scribe Andrew Davies (“Pride and Prejudice”) is writing the eight-part series, with Tony Jordan’s “Hooten & The Lady” drama indie Red Planet Pictures on production duty. Austen penned the […]
Tags: News, Global, Britain, Itv, Jane Austen, Masterpiece, Pbs, Andrew Davies, Austen, Tony Jordan, U S Veteran TV


Shemia Fagan, Jo Ann Hardesty and Lynn Peterson. (Photos: Jonathan Maus) “Portland’s future is female,” reads the headline of the Portland Mercury after last night’s primary election. In local, regional, and statewide offices, Portland voters made it clear last night they want strong leaders with new ideas and different approaches to solving our problems. And it just so happens many of them are women. That dynamic was most evident in the race to replace Portland City Commissioner Dan Saltzma...
Tags: Politics, Oregon, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Jordan, Metro, Peterson, Tony Jordan, John Kitzhaber, Portland City, Washington Department of Transportation, Jonathan Maus, Lynn Peterson, David Bragdon


Hardesty, Fagan, Peterson among winners in last night’s election

Shemia Fagan, Jo Ann Hardesty and Lynn Peterson. (Photos: Jonathan Maus) “Portland’s future is female,” reads the headline of the Portland Mercury after last night’s primary election. In local, regional, and statewide offices, Portland voters made it clear last night they want strong leaders with new ideas and different approaches to solving our problems. And it just so happens many of them are women. That dynamic was most evident in the race to replace Portland City Commissioner Dan Saltzma...
Tags: Politics, Oregon, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Jordan, Metro, Peterson, Tony Jordan, John Kitzhaber, Portland City, Washington Department of Transportation, Jonathan Maus, Lynn Peterson, David Bragdon


Guest Opinion: I’m Tony Jordan and I endorse Jo Ann Hardesty for Portland City Council

Donna Maxey, Jo Ann Hardesty (center), and Tony Jordan.(Photos courtesy Tony Jordan) Tony Jordan is a long-time BikePortland reader and founder of Portlanders for Parking Reform. I’m Tony Jordan and I support Jo Ann Hardesty for Portland City Council Position 3. I’ve been active in the housing and transportation political scene for many years and I think Jo Ann has the integrity, resolve, and lived experience to help Portland earn its celebrated position at the vanguard of progressive and sus...
Tags: Politics, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Jo Ann, Tony Jordan, Steve Novick, Portland City Council, Hardesty, BP Headlines, Jo Ann Hardesty, Portland City Council May 2018 election, Andrea Valderrama, Donna Maxey Jo Ann Hardesty, Tony Jordan Photos


Tony Jordan Making ‘Gomorrah’-Style Crime Drama for Antenna Group

Acclaimed British TV scribe Tony Jordan is teaming up with Greece-based Antenna Group to make “Besa,” a crime series set in the world of the Albanian mafia. Antenna’s PRVA channel in Serbia, Planet TV in Slovenia, and RTL in Croatia will air the series. Antenna will sell the show internationally, with the pre-sales effort getting […]
Tags: News, Greece, Global, Serbia, Slovenia, Croatia, Antenna, Peter Smith, RTL, BESA, Tony Jordan, Antenna Group, PRVA


The Monday Roundup: Bright lights, a dream IKEA, chop shops, and more

This week’s Monday Roundup is sponsored by the Safe Zone Helmet Mirror ~ Scan for hazards of all types with the Safe Zone Helmet Mirror, made by Portland’s Efficient Velo Tools. Welcome to April. Here are the best stories we came across last week… Too bright: If drivers are being blinded by the super-bright headlights in some new cars, imagine what they do to bicycle riders. It’s the parking, stupid: Writing for The Market Urbanism Report, Portland’s very own Tony Jordan gives a clear e...
Tags: New York, China, Toronto, San Francisco, Sport, Features, Front Page, Vienna, Cycling, Vw, Arizona, Portland, Ikea, Epa, Trump, Big Apple


The Monday Roundup: Pinarello propaganda, the reciprocity myth, Vancouver’s success, and more

Sponsored by Go To Ortho, a walk-in immediate injury care clinic that treats urgent injuries like breaks, sprains, fractures, dislocations and wounds. Welcome back! Hope your long holiday weekend was everything you hoped for. Here are the best stories we came across last week… This week in car culture: Fox News show host Jeanine Pirro was cited for driving 119 mph in a 65 mph zone and said she “didn’t realize how fast she was driving.” Housing for people or for cars?: Portland’s very own M...
Tags: California, Sport, Features, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Fox News, Vancouver, North America, Copenhagen, Seattle, Edmonton, Don, Jeanine Pirro, Tony Jordan, Ortho


No love for I-5 Rose Quarter project at city council hearing

Signs distributed by No More Freeways coalition as seen at a rally prior to the hearing.(Photo: J. Maus/BikePortland) On Thursday afternoon Portland City Council members got an earful of opposition to the most expensive project in their 20-year Central City 2035 plan: The controversial proposal to invest $450 million to add new lanes and shoulders on I-5 between I-84 and I-405 through the Rose Quarter. Council hosted the public hearing as part of their effort to adopt an updated Central City pl...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Wheeler, Portland, Smith, Chris Smith, Romero, Oregon Legislature, ODOT, Bob Sallinger, Tony Jordan, Oregon Department of Transportation, Goldschmidt, Amanda Fritz, Portland City Council


St. Louis Settles for $500k with Relatives of Woman Killed After 911 Dispatcher Sent Officers to the Wrong Address

St. Louis paid out $500,000 to settle a lawsuit brought forward by the grandmother of a woman who was killed after a 911 dispatcher sent officers to the wrong address. The tragedy occurred nearly three years ago, in July of 2017. Jessica Thompson called 911 following a frightening encounter with her ex-boyfriend, Adrian Houston. Houston The post St. Louis Settles for $500k with Relatives of Woman Killed After 911 Dispatcher Sent Officers to the Wrong Address appeared first on Legal Reader.
Tags: Lawsuit, Missouri, St. Louis, 9/11, Litigation, Lawsuits & Litigation, Verdicts & Settlements, Jessica Thompson, Tony Jordan, Dispatcher, Adrian Houston, Law Enforcement Error, Adrian Houston Houston, St Louis Settles


City weighs parking rule for NW that could block a fifth of new homes

The Tess O’Brien Apartments on NW 19th and Pettygrove, built with no on-site parking, are the largest project that would have been illegal under a proposal going before city council tomorrow.(Photo: Ted Timmons) Portland’s City Council will meet Wednesday to consider a new mandatory parking requirement that, if it had existed for the last eight years, would have illegalized 23 percent of the new housing supply in northwest Portland during the period. The Tess O’Brien Apartments, a 126-...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Jordan, Parking, City Council, Council, NICK, Hales, University of Oregon, Andersen, Brien, Kehoe, Northwest District, Tony Jordan


Portland’s best model of growth without catastrophe is right in front of us

2018 NW Everett Street, built 1910.(Photos: M.Andersen/BikePortland) Part of NW Portland Week. The “huge population boom” and “explosive growth” that has led to a “radical transformation” of some of Portland’s neighborhoods has driven such a painful housing shortage that it’s not uncommon these days to hear Portlanders wish the city would stop creating so many jobs. Since 2008, the city’s population growth rate has been about 9,000 net new residents per year, or 1.5 percent. But when ma...
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Portland’s best model for population growth without catastrophe is right in front of us

2018 NW Everett Street, built 1910.(Photos: M.Andersen/BikePortland) Part of NW Portland Week. The “huge population boom” and “explosive growth” that has led to a “radical transformation” of some of Portland’s neighborhoods has driven such a painful housing shortage that it’s not uncommon these days to hear Portlanders wish the city would stop creating so many jobs. Since 2008, the city’s population growth rate has been about 9,000 net new residents per year, or 1.5 percent. But when ma...
Tags: Oregon, Virginia, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Front Page, Chicago, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Portland, Philadelphia, Trinity, New Mexico, Seattle, St Louis, Detroit, Metro


Wonk Night recap: Finding a space for parking reform

Fuel for change.(Photos: J. Maus/BikePortland) Wonk Night is sponsored and hosted by Lancaster Engineering. Drinks for this month’s event were provided by Widmer Brothers Brewing, makers of Omission Beer. On Tuesday night we brought together some of Portland’s most dedicated and whip-smart parking reformers for our monthly Wonk Night. It was a sincere pleasure to be in a lively room of about 50 people who all want Portland to do a better job using auto parking as a tool for good instead of ev...
Tags: Mississippi, Oregon, Russia, Front Page, Portland, Davis, Brian, Jordan, SEIU, City Council, Smith, Chris Smith, Service Employees International Union, Brian Davis, Tony Jordan, Portland City


Guest article: Want safer streets? Ask for them

Memorial for 10-year-old boy who was struck and killed by someone driving on East Burnside at 162nd in Gresham yesterday.(Photo: Cory Poole) This essay was written by Portland resident Tony Jordan. He wrote it before yesterday’s tragic crash on East Burnside that resulted in the death of a 10-year-old boy. Traffic violence is a big problem. More than 30,000 people die every year on American roadways with many many more injured or maimed. The cost of this carnage is tremendous, nearly a trilli...
Tags: Front Page, Portland, Guest Article, Gresham, Tony Jordan, East Burnside, Cory Poole, Tony Jordan He, NYC Portland San Francisco


City: Taxpayers can finance $26 million hotel parking garage next to light rail

An architect’s rendering of the proposed six-story parking garage in the Rose Quarter.The viaduct on the left is Interstate 5.(Renderings via NextPortland) The city’s economic development agency agreed this month to have city taxpayers make an eight-figure bet that driving to the Rose Quarter area is going to remain popular for decades. The Portland Development Commission voted Feb. 10 to borrow $26 million from one of its property tax funds to build a new 425-stall parking garage on publi...
Tags: Business, Front Page, Transit, Williams, Portland, Broadway, Hotel, Parking, Wood, Pdc, Hyatt, Moda Center, Convention Center, Schlesinger, Oregon Convention Center, Rick Williams


City wants taxpayers to finance $26 million hotel parking garage next to light rail

An architect’s rendering of the proposed six-story parking garage in the Rose Quarter.The viaduct on the left is Interstate 5.(Renderings via NextPortland) The city’s economic development agency agreed this month to have city taxpayers make an eight-figure bet that driving to the Rose Quarter area is going to remain popular for decades. The Portland Development Commission voted Feb. 10 to borrow $26 million from one of its property tax funds to build a new 425-stall parking garage on publi...
Tags: Business, Front Page, Transit, Williams, Portland, Broadway, Hotel, Parking, Wood, Pdc, Hyatt, Moda Center, Convention Center, Schlesinger, Oregon Convention Center, Rick Williams


From the Moscow of Tolstoy to Dickensian London: Tuppenc’s talent goes a long way

Tuppence Middleton tells of the contrasting costume drama roles in War and Peace and Dickensian that have catapulted her to stardomJumping from one persona to another is second nature to an actor. But what happens if you are simultaneously playing two parts: one the most unscrupulous, lascivious woman on television; the other, the best-behaved and most cruelly put-upon?Tuppence Middleton, star of both War and Peace and Dickensian, appears on British television screens this winter in two entirely...
Tags: Books, London, UK News, Bbc, Culture, Television & radio, Period Drama, Moscow, Charles Dickens, Middleton, Tolstoy, War And Peace, Tuppence Middleton, Tony Jordan, Tuppenc


Wednesday’s best TV: Dickensian; The Great Sport Relief Bake Off; A Timewatch Guide; Children Saved From The Nazis ; Mary Portas Secret Shopper; Madam Secretary; Do Not Disturb

Stephen Rea takes centre-stage in Tony Jordan’s acclaimed drama, Sam Cam tries to follow up her vol-au-vont triumph and how much do we really know about Stonehenge?8pm, BBC1 Continue reading...
Tags: Television, Nazis, Culture, Television & radio, Sam Cam, Mary Portas Secret Shopper, Stephen Rea, Tony Jordan