A heron in the Columbia Slough – Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland. Inset photo: Ryan Gilpin and Thomas Meinzen – Courtesy Columbia Slough Watershed Council A pair of bird lovers will hop on bikes this Sunday for a novel fundraiser. Ryan Gilpin and Thomas Meinzen with the nonprofit Columbia Slough Watershed Council will embark on their ‘Biking Big
Nice charger, if you can use it.(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) Within the $1.2 billion chunk of change the state of Oregon received from President Biden’s Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, (IIJA) $52 million has been designated for electric car charging stations. More funds will be provided for this program through state sources. In tota
The late Bud Clark (front right) will be celebrated at an event this Sunday at 1:00 pm. (Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland). Hey everyone! Plenty of bike-related clinics are posted on our calendar this weekend, and more will keep coming as we get into mid-spring. Also, Portland will celebrate the life and memory of Bud Clark, with more than one gro
On the road again!(Photos: Johnson Family) All snuggled in. Good news: We finally celebrated baby’s first bike ride! It took some work, some tears, and some special parts and orders, but we finally got a car seat set up cozily (and securely) in the front box. It’s exciting and happy to be riding again. I’m huffing and puffing, that’s for sure, but
Mt. Hood from Barlow Road.(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) Congressman Earl Blumenauer, the former Portland city commissioner who founded the Congressional Bike Caucus, is mostly known for his work on urban bike infrastructure and commuting. Now his iconic bike pins might need to be retrofitted with knobby tires. “A huge win for mountain biking.
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Sportive season is in full swing, they can be a fun way to ride on different roads and making new friends. Maximise your chances of enjoying a succesful event by checking out our Tips for a Top Sportive… Training Definitely train for it! You will enjoy it more if you get prepared, you will also […] The post Tips for a Top Sportive appeared first on
Crews from Rapid Response move bikes from the sidewalk on SE Alder near 30th.(Photos: Taylor Griggs/BikePortland) Taylor Griggs contributed to this story. This morning Portland Bureau of Transportation staff and a crew from Rapid Response Bio Clean removed property from a street encampment on Southeast Alder near 30th. The location was flagged by n
“Better Naito is a success story on a number of fronts: accessible government, tactical urbanism as a way of urban planning, partnerships, data, and imagination.”— Timur Ender Welcome to the Comment of the Week, where we highlight good comments in order to inspire more of them. You can help us choose our next one by replying with “comment of the we
IBR project’s cartoony illustrations with no width and cryptic reference to “footprint” in lower right. Joe Cortright is an urban economist, an author at City Observatory, and co-founder of No More Freeways. If you followed Tuesday’s Portland City Council work session or have been reading press reports about the Interstate Bridge Replacement projec
A Bike First! participant on a modified bike in 2009.(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) After a two year hiatus, the Bike First! camp will return to Portland for its 15th year. This camp is hosted by the Northwest Down Syndrome Association and All Born (In), organizations managed by the nonprofit Northwest Disability Support. The Bike First! camp
Great committees take work to manage and participate in, but the payoff can be huge.(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) At long last the Portland Bureau of Transportation has a plan to make their modal advisory committees better and — hopefully — more fair. There are three main bodies that meet every month to advise and inform PBOT policies and pro
The Elk in traffic in 2017.(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) The saga of the Thompson Elk Fountain – and the bike lane that may or may not accompany its homecoming – keeps galloping along. “Commissioner Ryan thinks there is a way to figure this out and do both.”— Margaux Weeke, Commissioner Dan Ryan’s office Portland City Council will discuss a r
Aerial view of SE 50th and Powell. Portland Police have just announced that a man involved in a collision on May 4th has died of his injuries. This is the first bicycle traffic fatality in Portland since December 2020. Here’s the PPB statement: On May 4, 2022, at 11:17 a.m. East Precinct officers responded to the area of Southeast Powell Blvd/South
(Two flyers for the rides) This Sunday Portlanders will gather in Pioneer Courthouse Square to celebrate the life of Bud Clark, the iconic former mayor who was also an everyday bicycle rider. Clark was mayor from 1985 to 1992. For decades after he retired, Clark could be seen in the community riding his bike and he supported many bike-related advoc