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PPB: Driver kills person with their car at NE Couch and 9th

Looking west on NE Couch toward 9th. Police say a person was killed while using a street in Portland early this morning. According to a Portland Police Bureau statement the collision happened at about 2:30 am this morning (Friday) at the intersection of NE Couch and 9th. Here’s the PPB version of events: “The pedestrian appears to have been walking a bicycle in the roadway when a vehicle travelling westbound on Northeast Couch struck the pedestrian. The driver of the vehicle and witnesses...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Portland Police Bureau, ODOT, Willamette Week, Jonathan Maus, Fatal Collisions, Fessenden, McCoy Park, North Fessenden Street, NE Couch


Former PBOT assistant director nominated for seat on Oregon Transportation Commission

Maurice Henderson at a PBOT event in 2016. (Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) Maurice Henderson has been nominated for a seat on the Oregon Transportation Commission, the powerful, five-member body that oversees the Oregon Department of Transportation. Oregon Governor Kate Brown announced the appointment on Monday. Henderson served as assistant director at the Portland Bureau of Transportation for 19 months between April 2015 and October of 2016. He then spent a similar amount of time as...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Bird, Henderson, Douglas County, Kate Brown, Portland Bureau of Transportation, ODOT, TriMet, Oregon Transportation Commission, Deschutes County, Oregon Senate, Willamette Week, Ted Wheeler


Interviews reveal transportation impacts of Albina displacement

Biking on 122nd Ave in east Portland. (Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) Report cover Discussions of how gentrification and displacement are tied to transportation is something we’ve covered at length here on BikePortland over the years. But what’s missing from our understanding of these issues are perspectives from Black Portlanders who’ve been directly impacted by being uprooted from their close-in neighborhoods and living in a place that’s far less easy to get around in. Research ju...
Tags: Research, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, PSU, Portland OR, TriMet, Howland, Willamette Week, Jonathan Maus, East Portland, TREC, Transportation Research and Education Center, Albina, TREC at PSU


The Monday Roundup: Truck bloat, Rad story, Black voices, and more

Welcome to the week. Here are the most noteworthy items we came across in the past seven days. Black voices and Bicycling: Must-read content from major cycling media outlet Bicycle Magazine, who devoted their cover(s) and issue this month to first-person accounts of bicycling while Black from leaders and leading voices. Climate failures: Economist Joe Cortright eviscerates Metro’s 2020 transportation funding package for its feckless approach to major greenhouse gas emission reductions. P...
Tags: America, Sport, Joe Biden, Features, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Biden, Metro, American Planning Association, Willamette Week, California Bicycle Coalition, Jonathan Maus, The Monday Roundup, Joe Cortright, Streetsblog


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


It’s cafes instead of cars as Portland restaurants expand into streets

Diners at Stormbreaker Brewing on North Lombard in St. Johns.(Photos: J. Maus/BikePortland) For years local transportation reform activists have pushed City of Portland to go beyond car storage and driving and think more creatively about what we can do with our streets. And when calls for new uses of street space were made, it was often restaurant owners who lined up to say their business would perish without maximum access for car users. Then a pandemic hit and relatively overnight we’ve ...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Tribune, St Johns, TriMet, Willamette Week, Jonathan Maus, North Lombard, Ankeny Alley, Ziwe Fumudoh, COVID, Healthy Business, Healthy Business Program, Stark Street


Portland Mayor Tells Cops to Stop Using Deafening Sound Cannon to Break Up Protests

Police in Portland, Oregon deployed a controversial sound cannon to disperse protestors early Friday morning, the Willamette Week reported. Called a long-range acoustic device or LRAD, it can generate a piercing tone so loud that its potential to cause serious health effects has resulted in a federal lawsuit.Read more...
Tags: Science, Oregon, Police, Portland, Police Brutality, Portland Oregon, Willamette Week, Sound Cannon, LRAD, George Floyd, George Floyd Protests, Lrad Sound Cannon


First two Sunday Parkways events will be all-digital

In very unsurprising news, the Portland Bureau of Transportation announced yesterday that the May and June editions of Sunday Parkways will not take place. At least not in their usual, party-in-the-streets format. “We cannot gather on our streets right now, but we’re not giving up on this tradition!” Commissioner Chloe Eudaly said in a statement. The plan is to experiment with an all-digital event that, “maintains the community connection and active spirit that defines Sunday Parkways.” Fro...
Tags: Kaiser Permanente, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Portland Bureau of Transportation, Willamette Week, Jonathan Maus, PBOT, Rides/Events, Pedalpalooza, Sunday Parkways, Chloe Eudaly, Bollywood Dreams Entertainment, Facebook The Sunday Parkways


Thursday round-up

Court-watchers and advocates are gearing up for next week’s unprecedented telephonic Supreme Court arguments. For USA Today, Richard Wolf reports that “[f]or a court that clings to tradition more than the British monarchy – where male government lawyers wear morning coats, quill pens pass for souvenirs and e-mail has increased only because of social distancing – its choice of telephonic hearings[, to begin on Monday,] came as a surprise to many.” At Bloomberg Law, Jordan Rubin and Kimberly Robin...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Oregon, Court, Georgia, Bloomberg, Pennsylvania, United States, Louisiana, Usa Today, The Washington Post, Justice Department, Trump, Round-up, Robert Barnes


Regional leaders greenlight $129 million for I-5 Rose Quarter project

PBOT Director Chris Warner re-affirmed his agency’s support of the project.(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland) We’re at that awkward stage in a highway mega-project when the agency in charge is under a cloud of controversy and still (after years of planning) doesn’t have an official endorsement to start construction, but still wants money to keep the project moving forward. Of course I’m talking about the Oregon Department of Transportation and the I-5 Rose Quarter Project. And it seems whenever I d...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Warner, Metro, Chris Smith, Eis, Putney, Wilsonville, TPAC, MPAC, Knapp, Portland Bureau of Transportation, ODOT, Oregon Department of Transportation


Veloce Bicycles in Beaverton is closing

Veloce Bicycles Facebook post dated March 6th. A bike shop with close ties to Portland is the latest to announce that it’s closing. Veloce Bicycles opened in 2003 in Portland and was located on Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard until 2017. Original owner Demetri Macrigeanis sold the business to current owner Brent Engstrom in 2011. Engstrom announced earlier this week on the shop’s Facebook page that the shop will close and their last day will be May 31st. “After 17 Years in the Portland area, Ve...
Tags: Facebook, Business, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Beaverton, Willamette Week, Bike Shops, Jonathan Maus, Western Bikeworks, Engstrom, Veloce Bicycles, Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard, Demetri Macrigeanis, Brent Engstrom


Portlanders Hate The City’s Arts Tax. So Do Portland’s Major Arts Organizations

The $35 annual levy passed in a 2012 referendum by 62% to 38%; now its unpopularity is a running joke in town. Regular taxpayers don’t like it because it was badly designed and implemented, but why don’t the likes of Portland Center Stage, Oregon Ballet Theatre, the Portland Art Museum, Portland Opera and the Oregon Symphony? For a start, it turns out they’re now getting less funding from the city than they were before the tax was there. – Willamette Week (Portland)
Tags: Art, Portland, Issues, Oregon Symphony, Willamette Week, 03.04.20, Major Arts Organizations


Portland Parks defends the Esplanade, won’t sign-off on ODOT’s I-5 widening plan

(Graphic of shadow over Esplanade with wider I-5 by Cupola Media) “We will no longer be considering signing a letter of concurrence.”— Brett Horner, Portland Parks & Recreation The Portland Parks & Recreation Bureau won’t play ball with the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) when it comes to a key issue surrounding the I-5 Rose Quarter project. Earlier this month the Willamette Week reported on how impacts from the freeway expansion on the Eastbank Esplanade gave the City ...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Parks, Kessler, Eis, Horner, Draft Environmental Assessment EA, ODOT, Oregon Transportation Commission, Willamette Week, Eastbank Esplanade, Jonathan Maus, Alan Kessler, Parks Bureau


Willamette Week: Mayor could use Esplanade impacts as leverage over ODOT I-5 freeway expansion

Significant?(Graphic by Cupola Media via No More Freeways PDX.) There’s a good reason why the Oregon Department of Transportation abhors delay when it comes to their freeway expansion megaprojects: Because the longer reporters and advocates have to dig into the details, the more dirt they find. Case in point: The Pulitzer Prize-winning Willamette Week reports today that Mayor Ted Wheeler, the Portland Parks & Recreational bureau and ODOT have been negotiating over potential negative impacts t...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Wheeler, Portland, ODOT, Oregon Department of Transportation, Willamette Week, Ted Wheeler, Eastbank Esplanade, Jonathan Maus, Portland Parks Recreation, Environmental Impact Statement EIS, I-5 Rose Quarter Project, Portland Parks Recreational bureau, Portland Audubon


Weekly News Roundup: Local Focus, Oslo’s big zero, and more

(Note: This is your Monday Roundup for the week. It’s a few days late because, well, I’m still in Mexico on vacation at the moment so I haven’t been on a regular work schedule. Back in the office Thursday!) This week’s roundup is brought to you by Endurance Physical Therapy + Bike Fit Studio (2323 N Williams Ave) who reminds us that it’s the perfect time of year to work out those kinks in your form. Here are the most noteworthy items the BikePortland community has come across in the past we...
Tags: New York, Washington, Mexico, Oregon, Sport, Features, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Norway, City Council, York, Oslo, Ny Times, Honolulu, U K


PBOT vows to defend Flanders bikeway from impacts of proposed 23-story building

Proposed design of new hotel and residential tower at NW 12th and Flanders. (Source: Otak) Disaster averted. “A high turnover passenger loading and unloading zone is likely to create operational issues along the neighborhood greenway.”— Chris Warner, PBOT Director That’s how some bicycling advocates feel now that the Portland Bureau of Transportation has weighed in on a major new development in the Pearl District. The parking lot on the northwest corner of Northwest 12th and Flanders...
Tags: Sport, Development, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Flanders, Warner, Hyatt, Cohen, David Stein, Portland Bureau of Transportation, Pearl District, Willamette Week, Scott Cohen, Jonathan Maus, PBOT


Poll: 3 out of 4 say regional transportation measure should be focused on safer roads

(Photo: J. Maus/BikePortland) By spring of next year Metro Council is expected to decide whether or not they should send a major transportation investment measure to the ballot. Dubbed T2020, efforts to shape where and how new revenues would be spent are heating up. This week Metro is hosting community forums in all three counties. Washington and Clackamas county have already had theirs and the Multnomah County event will happen tomorrow (Thursday, 10/24). Also this week a new poll has come ou...
Tags: Washington, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Metro, Multnomah County, Walter Robinson, Clackamas County, DHM Research, Willamette Week, Metro Council, Jonathan Maus, NW Natural, Metro 2020 Transportation Funding Measure, FM3 Research


Friendly Texts Between Oregon Police And Far-Right Extremists Rock Portland

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A member of Portland’s city council said Thursday a newspaper’s report that the commander for the police rapid response team exchanged friendly text messages with a leader of far-right protests that have rocked the city confirms collusion exists between some police and right-wing extremists. “I am not shocked, and I am not surprised at today’s reporting of Lt. Jeff Niiya’s collaboration with Patriot Prayer leader Joey Gibson over text to provide aid and support for their ...
Tags: News, Oregon, Portland, Gibson, Ore AP, Willamette Week, Joey Gibson, Summer Concepcion, Jo Ann Hardesty, Tina Jones, Jeff Niiya, Niiya, Tusitala Toese, Toese, Gibson Hardesty


Portland official: texts show police-extremist collusion

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A member of Portland’s city council said she is not shocked by a newspaper report that the commander for the police rapid response team exchanged friendly text messages with a leader of far-right protests that have rocked the city. Councilwoman Jo Ann Hardesty said the reporting Thursday in Willamette Week confirms […]
Tags: News, Portland, Northwest, Ore AP, Willamette Week, Jo Ann Hardesty


Bird to host e-scooter press conference on Wednesday

From the press conference invite. A leading electric scooter company and Portland-based nonprofit The Street Trust will co-host an event at City Hall on Wednesday at 12 noon. Bird was one of three companies that participated in the City of Portland’s e-scooter pilot program. Despite what appeared to be a successful experiment, Portland decided to take all scooters off the streets about one month ago. Now Bird and The Street Trust want to get scooters back in the news. Here’s the text of an inv...
Tags: Uber, New York, Oregon, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Bird, Lime, City Hall, Metro, Willamette Week, Biketown, Jonathan Maus, Lyft Lyft, Rides/Events


Bird to host e-scooter rally and press conference Wednesday

From the press conference invite. A leading electric scooter company will host a rally at City Hall on Wednesday at 12 noon. Bird says the event will feature speakers from nonprofits Forth Mobility (formerly Drive Oregon, an EV advocacy group) and The Street Trust. The event is billed as a way to, “Unify in demand for immediate end to ban on sustainable transportation alternatives.” Bird was one of three companies that participated in the City of Portland’s e-scooter pilot program. Despite wha...
Tags: Uber, New York, Oregon, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Bird, Lime, City Hall, Metro, Willamette Week, Biketown, Jonathan Maus, PBOT, Lyft Lyft


Bird and The Street Trust will host an e-scooter press conference on Wednesday

From the press conference invite. A leading electric scooter company and Portland-based nonprofit The Street Trust will co-host an event at City Hall on Wednesday at 12 noon. Bird was one of three companies that participated in the City of Portland’s e-scooter pilot program. Despite what appeared to be a successful experiment, Portland decided to take all scooters off the streets about one month ago. Now Bird and The Street Trust want to get scooters back in the news. Here’s the text of an inv...
Tags: Uber, New York, Oregon, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Bird, Lime, City Hall, Metro, Willamette Week, Biketown, Jonathan Maus, Lyft Lyft, Rides/Events


Now you can donate Biketown credits to people in need (and other bike share news)

Biketown for all! (Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) A new program offered by Portland’s bike share system gives members and account holders an opportunity to play Santa this holiday season. Biketown’s “Pay it Forward” program gives riders with surplus credits on their account the ability to donate them to others. Specifically, the account credits can be given to the system’s Biketown For All program that helps people cover the cost of their first month of membership. Biketown for All was ...
Tags: Lyft, New York City, Nike, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Santa, Bike Share, Portland Bureau of Transportation, Willamette Week, Central City, Biketown, Jonathan Maus, PBOT, Motivate


Portland’s e-scooter pilot ends tomorrow (and that’s too bad)

The sun is about to set on scooters.(Photos: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) It was fun while it lasted. The end of the line has come for Portland’s electric scooters. The pilot started back in July and — judging from comments by Bureau of Transportation staff in a Willamette Week story published yesterday — PBOT seems likely to keep their promise of officially ending it sometime this week. The scooters hit the streets on July 23rd. For the most part, the program has been a huge success. It’s reall...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, City Council, Editorial, Long Beach California, Willamette Week, Naito, Bureau of Transportation, Jonathan Maus, BikePortland, PBOT, BP Headlines, Central City in Motion, E-scooter Pilot Program


All The Tees from Heavy Metal Parking Lot: One Man’s Obsession

A brief summary for the uninitiated: Heavy Metal Parking Lot is a 16 minute slice of life cult classic by filmmakers Jeff Krulik and John Heyn, as they walk through an arena parking lot just before a Judas Priest concert in 1986. The people that Jeff and John meet (and their stories) are the stars of the film for sure, but when viewed through the lens of decades of nostalgia, the clothing, outfits, and hair of the era start to take center stage. Enter Craig Giffen. Back in 2011 Craig started a ...
Tags: Portland, John, Craig, Judas Priest, Jeff, T-shirts, Willamette Week, Heavy Metal Parking Lot, John Heyn, Jeff Krulik, And On And On And On It Goes, Craig Giffen Back


The Monday Roundup: Car blindness, dockless principles, Idaho Stop in Colorado, and more

Here are the best stories we came across last week. Before we jump in, I want you to know that this week’s Monday Roundup is sponsored by Splendid Cycles, an excellent source for cargo bikes that will redefine how you travel. Sponsored by Splendid Cycles, purveyors of quality family bikes, cargo bikes, and electric bikes. DC’s dockless principles: Washington D.C. managed the first successful, large-scale bike share in the U.S., so it makes perfect sense that . Seems like New Seasons c...
Tags: UK, Colorado, Washington, Oregon, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Features, Front Page, United States, Cycling, Idaho, New Jersey, Portland, Montreal, Delaware


Is this enough to wreck the political career of Mark Cuban?

"In 2011, Portland Police Investigated a Sexual Assault Complaint Against Billionaire Mark Cuban. He Wasn’t Charged. Here’s What Happened/WW has obtained the transcript of a Portland Police detective's interview with Cuban. 'Oh my Lord,' Cuban said. “'Oh my f***ing Lord.'"Willamette Week reports.The woman told police she encountered Cuban in late April at the Barrel Room, at 105 NW 3rd Ave., and asked him to pose with her for a photograph. While they smiled for the camera, she claimed, he thrust...
Tags: Law, Washington, Rape, Mark Cuban, Portland, McGuire, Willamette Week, Portland Police, Ann Althouse, Brendan McGuire, George Washington University Medical School, Stephen Houze


Dallas Mavericks Owner Mark Cuban Denies 2011 Sexual Assault Allegations

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban was reportedly investigated in 2011 by Portland, Oregon, police after a woman claimed the billionaire sexually assaulted her at a bar in the downtown part of the city. However, Cuban was not charged because of insufficient evidence, according to a report published in Willamette Week on Tuesday.
Tags: News, Dallas Mavericks, Mark Cuban, Portland Oregon, Willamette Week


Mavs owner Mark Cuban denies 2011 sex assault allegation

DALLAS (AP) — Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban is denying a 2011 allegation of sexual assault after a weekly alternative newspaper in Oregon published details of a case that prosecutors didn’t pursue, saying they didn’t believe there was evidence to support the claim. The report in the Willamette Week in Portland, Oregon, came two weeks […]
Tags: News, Oregon, Sports, Dallas Mavericks, Ap, Mark Cuban, Dallas, Portland Oregon, Willamette Week, Nation & World


The Monday Roundup: Dallas’ dock-mess, de Blasio’s hypocrisy, a velodrome in Detroit, and more

Welcome to a new week. Here are the best stories we came across in the last seven days. I’ll have what they’re having: This piece in Governing caught my eye because it highlights the decrease in traffic deaths in San Francisco and New York City last year. Do they know something we don’t know? From our Sponsor: Don’t miss the Tacx Indoor Trainer Demo Night at Western Bikeworks tomorrow night (Tuesday, 1/23)! A “hot trend”: More momentum for e-bikes in the U.S., and about as mainstream as yo...
Tags: Utah, Florida, NYC, Oregon, New York City, San Francisco, Sport, Features, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Manhattan, Dallas, Seattle, Detroit, De Blasio