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Commissioner Hardesty at the Pedestrian Advisory Committee meeting Tuesday. One week after her comments at the Portland Bicycle Advisory Committee created a stir of debate in advocacy circles, Transportation Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty dropped into the Portland Pedestrian Advisory Committee (PAC). Like its cycling counterpart, the PAC is a group o
Loren, Abby, and Amy break down the first stage of the Vuelta a Burgos and what they are looking forward to one stage 2. Hear the hot takes from inside the peloton through the eyes of Heidi Franz (Rally Cycling), Niamh Fisher-Black (SD Worx), and Brodie Chapman (FDJ Nouvelle Aquitaine Futuroscope). Plus, the UCI announced an increase in the Women’s
As the Giro D’Italia gets to the pointy end of the race (and with two Lancashire riders in the top five after stage 11), what better time to consider the volume and variety of bikes and associated products heralding from Italy. Aside from some outsourcing of manufacture, these companies are 100% Italian and the cornerstone […] The post Forza Italia
If you follow professional cycling and are attracted to specialty coffee, beautiful custom bikes, and boutique travel, then you’ve surely come across Christian and Amber Meier’s businesses. The couple from Canada, of all places, embarked on a professional cycling career for Christian and settled in the once sleepy Catalan town of Girona. The two of
Crews install new 30 mph sign on 82nd Avenue. (Photo: ODOT) As promised earlier this month, the Oregon Department of Transportation has installed 39 new speed limit signs on a seven-mile stretch of 82nd Avenue between Killingsworth and Clatsop Streets. The new signs mean this section of 82nd (Highway 213) now has a 30 mph speed limit. That’s an ove
Ride leader TJ (right) and 7-year-old Zander at the front of the crowd Thursday night.(Photos: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) Portland’s Thursday Night Ride celebrated its sixth birthday in April. This plucky, weekly social ride leaves every Thursday from Salmon Street Fountain at around 7:30. It has survived wildfires and a coronavirus and looks to b
Nine Oregon lawmakers are making a new` push to fund safety updates on 82nd Avenue. As first reported by The Oregonian yesterday, they are asking for $80 million to fund, “urgently needed safety improvements.” The request was made in a letter (PDF) to co-chairs of the Joint Ways & Means Subcommittee on Capital Construction, a powerful group of lawm
After a crazy stage 11 at the Giro d’Italia, the podcast team got together to chat about who won on the gravel and who lost. The post CyclingTips Podcast: Bernal’s MTB background is coming in handy at the Giro appeared first on CyclingTips. Original link
Calling Bullshit: The Art of Skepticism in a Data-Driven World (Penguin Random House, 2020) is a much-needed guide for folks awash in numbers who are just trying to make informed decisions. Anyone working or advocating in transportation should read it. The preface begins with a definition of bullshit and a discussion of its different types. The aut
Riders on the Fremont Bridge during Bridge Pedal 2010.(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) Organizers of the Providence Bridge Pedal announced today that the ride will take place this year. After a pause last summer due to the pandemic, the iconic, all-ages bicycle ride will happen on August 8th. “It is time to celebrate. Hop on your bike or lace up
Portland resident David Binnig cc’d us on this message to Bureau of Transportation Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty. He wrote Hardesty in response to her comments at last weeks Bicycle Advisory Committee meeting: Commissioner Hardesty, I’ve appreciated your leadership on city council, and your commitment to making Portland’s streets safer. I was surpri
Display for the donation contest at the Trek Bicycle Portland store downtown.(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) Trek Bicycle Corp has been a very welcome newcomer to Portland for three local nonprofit organizations. The bike industry behemoth purchased six Portland-area Bike Gallery stores back in January and re-opened them as Trek Bicycle Portlan
Trimble just a few days before a crash rendered his bike useless.(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) Just a few days after we profiled Michael Trimble back in March, he hit something while bicycling on the Springwater Corridor path. “I must’ve gone over a rock or hit a bump,” Trimble shared about the crash. “Because the entire handlebar dislodged a
The podcast crew chats Giro d’Italia so far, Egan Bernal, Giulio Ciccone, and whether or not gravel should be included in Grand Tours. Caleb Ewan’s early departure from the Giro was met with criticism by many. Did he disrespect the race by leaving? The post CyclingTips Podcast: Should Grand Tours include gravel? appeared first on CyclingTips. Origi
New crosswalks and traffic calming at NE 9th and Webster. View is looking southwest from northeast corner of intersection. (Photos: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) The City of Portland Bureau of Transportation is hard at work on the Lloyd to Woodlawn Neighborhood Greenway. This is the $2.0 million project that faced controversy in March 2019 when the i