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Brazier, Hoppel lead U.S. resurgence seeking Olympic gold in middle distances

With the 2019 World Championships 800-meter final approaching, Americans Donavan Brazier and Bryce Hoppel sought refuge from the stifling desert heat in a small air-conditioned section of Doha’s Khalifa International Stadium. While Brazier was being worked on by a Team USA physio with Hoppel sitting nearby in a venue named after an emir who had ruled Qatar for parts of three decades, they felt the presence of track and field royalty looming over them. King David. “He looks like he was 6-6,” Braz...
Tags: Usa, Texas, Oregon, Sports, America, Nike, Qatar, Sport, Rome, David, Munich, Soccer, Olympics, Portland, Willamette, Tokyo


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


A spring Saturday in Portland

Bicycles were the perfect way to soak it all in.(Photos and video by Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) I hope you were able to get outside on Saturday. The weather was magical. Sunny and warm, tons of tree blossoms around every turn and lots of happy people riding bikes together. Is there a better way to explore the city and soak up spring than from the seat of a bicycle? Here’s what I saw in a loop from North Portland and the Willamette bluffs down to the cherry blossoms in Waterfront Park… (do...
Tags: Videos, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Willamette, Spring, North Portland, Waterfront Park, Jonathan Maus


‘This is outrageous!’: Oregon City commissioners oppose carfree bridge plans

The historic Arch Bridge is the only way to bike between Oregon City and West Linn. “It’s not what plan is the best, it’s which one sucks the least… It’s absolutely outrageous.”— Rocky Smith, Oregon City Commissioner A carfree Willamette River bridge project in its early planning stages is already getting sharp rebukes from a key group of stakeholders. As we shared back in January, the Oregon Department of Transportation wants to build a new biking and walking link between downtown Or...
Tags: Oregon, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Willamette, Projects, Smith, Columbia, Metro, Donnell, Oregon City, Columbia River, ODOT, Abernethy, Willamette Falls Drive, Oregon Department of Transportation


North Greeley path shapes up while neighborhood group says progress is on hold

Nice new path south of Willamette Blvd.(Photos: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) The N Greeley bikeway project is tantalizingly close to being finished. About a week ago I rode a new section of the separated bike path that begins south of North Willamette Blvd. As you can see in the photos, it’s very nice. Anticipation of this new connection between the popular Willamette Boulevard neighborhood greenway and the bike lanes on North Interstate Avenue, is high. It’s not often we get 1.5 miles of un...
Tags: Adidas, Sport, Front Page, Infrastructure, Cycling, Willamette, Projects, Hughes, Emerson, Greeley, Office of Management and Finance, N Greeley Ave, Jonathan Maus, PBOT, Tom Hughes, Willamette Boulevard


North Greeley path progresses while neighborhood group says encampment has caused delay

Nice new path south of Willamette Blvd.(Photos: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) The N Greeley bikeway project is tantalizingly close to being finished. About a week ago I rode a new section of the separated bike path that begins south of North Willamette Blvd. As you can see in the photos, it’s very nice. Anticipation of this new connection between the popular Willamette Boulevard neighborhood greenway and the bike lanes on North Interstate Avenue, is high. It’s not often we get 1.5 miles of un...
Tags: Adidas, Sport, Front Page, Infrastructure, Cycling, Portland, Willamette, Projects, Turner, Hughes, Emerson, Greeley, Office of Management and Finance, N Greeley Ave, Jonathan Maus, PBOT


Native Arts & Cultures Foundation – Vice President of Development

The Native Arts and Cultures Foundation (NACF) is dedicated to transforming communities through Native arts and cultures. The organization’s mission is to advance equity and cultural knowledge, focusing on the power of arts and collaboration to strengthen Native communities and promote positive social change with American Indian, Native Hawaiian, and Alaska Native peoples in the United States. OrganizationThe Native Arts and Cultures Foundation (NACF) is dedicated to transforming communities ...
Tags: Art, Jobs, Intel, United States, Portland, Broadway, Willamette, Portland Oregon, Northwest, Ford Foundation, Powell, Armour, Native, Portland Art Museum, Alaska Native, NACF


Snow still blocks many bikeways, one week after storm

(Many key bikeways still a dangerous mess nearly one week after the snow fell.) The major snow and ice storm that moved into Portland Friday is still having negative impacts on bicycling conditions throughout the city. While conditions for drivers have improved greatly in the past few days and some bikeways are clear — large amounts of snow, ice, gravel and debris continue to block access to most bikeways and walkways. N Greeley Ave path southbound is one bright spot! It’s clear fr...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Willamette, Robert, Broadway Bridge, Kilpatrick, Burnside Bridge, Denver Avenue, Jonathan Maus, Interstate Avenue, PBOT, Cully Blvd, Skidmore, Robert B


More than a dream: What I learned on a tour of the Red Electric Trail

Don Baack with SW Trails has worked on the Red Electric Trail project for 20 years. Here he points to the location of PBOT’s new Red Electric bridge in Hillsdale. (Photo: Lisa Caballero/BikePortland) This article was written by our SW Correspondent Lisa Caballero. The SW Trails community organization has an ambitious vision to build a family-friendly bicycle and pedestrian trail along the old Red Electric railroad route between Beaverton and the South Waterfront. I’m particularly interested...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Infrastructure, Cycling, Portland, Willamette, City Council, Gibbs, McMinnville, Corbett, Beaverton, Fourth Avenue, Union Station, Newbury, Corvallis, South Waterfront


Checking in on NE 47th, Greeley protected bike lane projects

NE 47th after a complete rebuild with new concrete, planted buffer, and new multi-use path. (Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) View north from Columbia Blvd before the project started.(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) It’s winter doldrums not just for our psyches here in Portland, but also for our transportation bureau’s construction season. Two projects that didn’t get completed before the winter shut-down have big implications for bicycle users: new separated bike paths on NE 47th a...
Tags: Adidas, Sport, Front Page, Infrastructure, Cycling, Portland, Willamette, Columbia, Rosa Parks, Portland Bureau of Transportation, N Greeley Ave, Jonathan Maus, Portland Airport, Bureau of Environmental Services, Columbia Blvd, ne 47th LID


A lovely discovery in my own backyard

My son stops to check out a new mural on the Going Street path between N Haight and Gantenbein. (Photos: J. Maus/BikePortland) I’ve been walking a lot more lately and the other day I came across something in my neighborhood that shocked me. In a good way. In a wow-this-is-amazing-how-did-I-not-know-this-was-here kind of way. With a nagging knee injury that’s kept me from biking since October and a new dog who loves heading out with me, I’ve been walking through my part of north Portland ...
Tags: Congress, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Willamette, Piedmont, Haight, Gantenbein, Jefferson High, Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Jonathan Maus, Swan Island, Going Street, Humboldt Boise, Blandena


Rep. Karin Power will bring new progressive voice to state legislative committees

Rep. Power’s Twitter profile pic. A former southeast Portland resident who publicly opined about what downtown would be like if we tore out Interstate 5 has been named to two key state legislative committees that oversee transportation. Representative Karin Power — a Democrat whose district (41) includes the City of Milwaukie and Oak Grove, as well as the Sellwood, Eastmoreland, Westmoreland and Brentwood-Darlington neighborhoods — is now a member of the Joint Interstate 5 Bridge and Joint Tran...
Tags: Twitter, Politics, Oregon, Sport, Power, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Willamette, Tina Kotek, Oregon Department of Transportation, Oak Grove, Milwaukie, Columbia River Crossing, Jonathan Maus, Brentwood Darlington


Duckworth Dock to get new bike parking area

(Image: Human Access Project/MIG) Riding your bike to a swimming hole is one of life’s finer pleasures, but for those of us who live in the metro area, finding a place to get wet and cool off that’s within biking distance is a challenge. With many public fountains turned off due to the coronavirus it’s harder than ever to find relief on these hot days. That’s why I was so excited to hear that local nonprofit Human Access Project (HAP) is working to improve swimming conditions at Duckworth ...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Willamette, Willamette River, Levenson, Eastbank Esplanade, Steel Bridge, Bike Parking, Jonathan Maus, Kevin Duckworth, Duckworth Dock, Human Access Project, Kevin J Duckworth Memorial Dock, Willie Levenson


But wait, there’s more: Greeley protected path will continue to Willamette Blvd

Bike lanes adjacent to Adidas North America headquarters on N Greeley Ave will be shifted to the west (left). (Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) If you appreciate the new protected bike path on North Greeley Avenue between Interstate and North Going, you’ll be interested to know that by the end of this summer it could extend all the way to North Willamette Blvd. In September 2019 we reported that apparel brand Adidas — whose North American headquarters are located on Greeley — would help ...
Tags: Adidas, Sport, Front Page, Infrastructure, Cycling, Portland, Willamette, Greeley, Portland Bureau of Transportation, TriMet, N Greeley Ave, Jonathan Maus, Interstate Avenue, PBOT, Swan Island, North Greeley Avenue


North Portland neighborhoods request clear paths in homelessness statement

“We request that the City of Portland clear campsites located in parks, waterways and public paths.”— from a statement signed by four north Portland neighborhoods Four north Portland neighborhood associations have issued a joint statement about homelessness. Among their requests is that government agencies work harder to clear campsites located in parks and on public paths. Throughout the city, vital parts of the transportation network are blocked and/or dominated by peoples’ homes, belonging...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Homelessness, Cycling, Portland, Willamette, Columbia, Hickey, Jonathan Maus, Springwater Corridor, Chloe Eudaly, Eudaly, Tom Hickey, Peninsula Crossing Trail, Bridgeton Arbor Lodge Overlook and University Park, Bridgeton Neighborhood Association


Becky Jo’s Carfree Life: Insurance (Part 2) and Economics

Crowded Willamette at 3:25 pm on a Monday.(Photo: Becky Jo) The insurance post regarding cars, uninsured motorists, and cyclists was fine and all, but what about a kayak? Yes. A kayak. The husbeast hits the loop around Smith & Bybee Lakes on weekends. He’s pulling even longer days now that we’re all in an economic slide, trying to keep his team employed. So he heads out on long rides on the weekends. He gets back, and tells me, “There’s this asshole talking on his phone while carrying a kayak t...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Willamette, Honda, Costco, Chris, Zoe, North Portland, University Of Portland, Becky Jo, Willamette Blvd, Family Biking, Smith Bybee Lakes, Becky Jo's Carfree Life, Becky Jo @beckyjopdx


A lack of safe street space makes distancing guidelines hard to follow

North Willamette Blvd on Sunday.(Photos © J. Maus/BikePortland) The combination of cabin fever, need to exercise (gyms are closed), nice spring weather and eagerness to enjoy streets with much less traffic than usual has led to a strange scenario in Portland: Even during a public health quarantine, many bike lanes and sidewalks are jam-packed during peak hours. This past weekend, streets and bike paths across the city were full of people not driving cars. During my time observing streets in ...
Tags: Usa, New York, Oregon, New York City, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Willamette, Philadelphia, Portland Bureau of Transportation, Dan Rather, Balto, Eastbank Esplanade, Jonathan Maus, PBOT


PBOT improves greenway connection across North Interstate Avenue

New buffered bike lane now connects all the way to Interstate (it used to disappear here). It’s just one of several additions in the area. (Photos © J. Maus/BikePortland) Even amid the virus outbreak, the Portland Bureau of Transportation is working on our streets. On Sunday, city work crews were out in north Portland installing new signage and markings to fill a key gap in our bikeway. New sharrow on northbound Interstate directs riders to Killingsworth and Michigan Greenway a few blocks o...
Tags: Cook, Mississippi, Sport, Front Page, Infrastructure, Atlantic, Cycling, Portland, Willamette, Michigan, Rosa Parks, North Mississippi, Portland Bureau of Transportation, TriMet, Jonathan Maus, Killingsworth


Guest Post from Chris Smith: Why I’m running for Metro District 5

(Photo: Maddie Maschger Photography) “Much of the fifth district is ground zero for fossil-fuel sacrifice zones.” (Metro map) It can feel awfully daunting to grapple with the numerous challenges that the Portland region is facing. Our struggles with homelessness and housing affordability, the impending climate emergency, and rampant inequality grow more visceral and explicit with each passing year. To me these challenges are interlinked; our region needs to immediately prioritize reshapin...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, Oregon, Ipcc, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Willamette, Smith, Council, Columbia, Metro, Chris Smith, Election 2020, state Senate


Thief picks handcuffs, steals bike owned by Portland Police Bike Theft Task Force leader

Officer Sanders’ bike. Keep your eyes peeled! Portland’s bike theft problem has reached a new high. Yesterday while at the Multnomah County Courthouse, Portland Police Bureau Officer David Sanders had his bike stolen. Sanders is not just a PPB officer, he’s the leader of the Bike Theft Task Force, a unit launched in 2015 with the aim to curb bike theft citywide. “If they’re willing to steal a police bike in front of a courthouse, what have we come to?”— PPB Officer David Sanders A...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Willamette, Old Town, Sanders, David Sanders, Jonathan Maus, Bike Theft, Portland Bike Theft Task Force, Dave Sanders, Portland Police Bike Theft Task Force, Multnomah County Courthouse Portland Police Bureau, Bike Theft Task Force, Marin Nail Trail


Fun, eco-friendly things to do in Portland

Portland has boomed in the past 20 years, attracting musicians, writers, graphic designers and other creative people. Many entrepreneurial folks have started unusual businesses and events, which often surprise and delight visitors. If you’ve always wanted to visit a vegan strip club or watch an adult soapbox derby race, Portland is for you. The city of about 650,000 residents has a well-deserved reputation for rain. If you like a dry vacation, summer is your best bet. Spring is the most beautif...
Tags: Design, Portland, Willamette, Catholic, Brussels, New Mexico, Bob, Alberta, Columbia, Northwest, Pearl, Virgin Mary, Portland PORTLAND, TriMet, Willamette River, Milwaukie Oregon


NW Portland is now a Slow Zone. Here’s how your neighborhood can be one too

This new sign on NW Glisan helps complete the NW Slow Zone.(Photo: Scott Kocher) By Portland resident Scott Kocher, a lawyer and safety advocate who has worked tirelessly to encourage the City of Portland to lower speeds in many Northwest neighborhoods. Have you noticed new 20 mph signs in northwest Portland? You shouldn’t see any speed limit signs faster than 20 mph on the surface streets here. With the new signs on NW Glisan, 18th, 19th and Thurman, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a stree...
Tags: Google, Oregon, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Willamette, Seattle, Northwest, City Hall, Pearl, East Side, University of Washington, Hawthorne, Burnside, Kocher


Portland embraces inaugural Bridge City CX event

The downtown Portland skyline looms as racers plunge onto the beach.(See full gallery here)(Photos © J. Maus) “This feels quite a bit bigger than bike racing. This is an event for the city and for Sellwood.”— Erik Tonkin, race organizer Portland’s cyclocross season ended with a bang on Sunday as our community embraced an exciting new venue and event. Bridge City CX was truly an instant classic. 560 racers signed up for a challenging and fun course many said was the best they’d ever ridden...
Tags: Usa, Sport, Front Page, Racing, Cycling, Portland, Willamette, Tacoma Washington, Carl Decker, Cyclocross, Jonathan Maus, Springwater Corridor, Sellwood, Erik Tonkin, Bridge City Cx, Party Zone


Project updates: Red lanes, separation on Rosa Parks Way, N Vancouver goes green, NW Front and more

New bike lanes and transit islands on NW Front Ave are just one of many street updates citywide.(Photos: J. Maus/BikePortland) The Portland Bureau of Transportation is very busy right now. In my 15 years covering the agency, I’ve never seen them so flush with cash or have so many projects going on all at once. The combination of new funding sources at the state (House Bill 2017) and local (Fixing our Streets gas tax increase) levels, combined with dozens of real estate development projects ...
Tags: Cook, Sport, Front Page, Infrastructure, Cycling, Portland, Willamette, Vancouver, County, Field, FREMONT, The County, Burnside, Greeley, Portland Bureau of Transportation, ODOT


Clackamas commissioners throw cold water on carfree Oak Grove-Lake Oswego bridge

It would go somewhere around here. This is the view north from Foothills Park in Lake Oswego.(Photo: J. Maus/BikePortland) The Clackamas County Board of Commissioners didn’t strike a fatal blow to the carfree Oak Grove-Lake Oswego (OGLO) Bridge Project at their meeting Tuesday, but they definitely wounded it. Asked to make a decision about whether the project was feasible enough to move forward and receive further planning funds, they voiced skepticism, asked for more community outreach, and ex...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Transit, Infrastructure, Cycling, Williams, Commission, Willamette, Metro, Washington County, Multnomah County, Lake Oswego, County Commission, ODOT, Oak Grove, Dan Johnson


Big transportation ideas highlight Portland mayoral candidate’s ‘Green New Deal’ plan

Iannarone campaigned on the Hawthorne Bridge during the recent Climate Strike march.(Photo: J. Maus/BikePortland) Portland mayoral candidate Sarah Iannarone is no stranger to bold ideas. She spent years working at Portland State University leading educational tours for visiting leaders that focused on our city’s legacy of transformative urban planning decisions. Now, as Iannarone campaigns to unseat Mayor Ted Wheeler, she’s unveiled a “Climate Justice” policy plan that would be transformative ...
Tags: Politics, London, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Wheeler, Portland, Willamette, Portland State University, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change IPCC, Oregon House, Ted Wheeler, Hawthorne Bridge, Jonathan Maus, Climate Justice, Sarah Iannarone


Comment period to open next month on trail permit system

BEND, Ore. (AP) — Officials say accessing wilderness trails for the day in national forests in central Oregon will likely cost more than $10. The Bulletin reported Sunday that a public comment period will open next month to review fees for the new trailhead permit system for the wilderness areas in the Deschutes and Willamette […]
Tags: News, Oregon, Ap, Willamette, Northwest, Deschutes


New diverters aim to rescue Arbor Lodge residents from cut-through drivers

*New diverters on North Jessup and Willamette (right). Click to enlarge. (Photos: J. Maus/BikePortland) There was a mix of chaos and contentment in the neighborhoods around the bluffs of North Willamette Blvd this morning. Residents seemed thrilled that the City of Portland had finally done something significant to end the scourge of cut-through drivers; while many drivers were befuddled and beside themselves at their newfound inability to use small neighborhood streets as shortcuts on thei...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Dave, Infrastructure, Atlantic, Cycling, Portland, Willamette, Hazel, Rosa Parks, Jessup, Jonathan Maus, Killingsworth, Diverters, Neighborhood Greenways, Arbor Lodge


Group urges federal action to protect Oregon river fish

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — A national conservation group is calling on the federal government to take action to protect fish runs in the Willamette River. The Corvallis Gazette-Times reported Tuesday that America’s Rivers named the Willamette in northwest Oregon to its annual list of “America’s Most Endangered Rivers” released Tuesday. America’s Rivers says the Army […]
Tags: News, Oregon, America, Army, Willamette, Rivers, Northwest, Corvallis, Corvallis Gazette Times, Ore AP, Willamette River


Portland Parks eyes closures as river levels rise

Willamette River Greenway path south of downtown Portland.(Photo by pdxwheeler) If your bicycling plans involve any paths, bikeways, or roads around the Willamette River, be on the lookout for water. National Weather Service flood level chart for Willamette River in Portland. A BikePortland reader sent in the photo above of the Willamette Greenway Trail south of the South Waterfront area this morning. “The trail has been getting progressively worse this week,” he said. “It’s starting to g...
Tags: Weather, National Weather Service, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Willamette, Flooding, Corvallis, South Waterfront, Willamette River, Eastbank Esplanade, Jonathan Maus, Portland Parks Recreation, PPB, Portland Parks