First Look: Halsey-Weidler couplet in Gateway updated with protected bikeways and more

June 4, 2019,   has blogged 3983  posts

Look what PBOT did!(Photos: J. Maus/BikePortland) Southeast Foster Road fans are rejoicing today as their beloved retail strip now has dedicated bike lanes. But that’s not the only east Portland commercial area to get new bike access this month. The Portland Bureau of Transportation says they’re about 99% finished with the much-anticipated Halsey-Weidler Streetscape project. …

Bicycle rider killed in collision with driver on 99W in Tigard

June 4, 2019,   has blogged 3983  posts

(Photo: Tigard Police) A man riding a bicycle on SW Pacific Highway (99W) in Tigard was killed last night after a collision with a driver. Top star shows where the man’s body came to rest (approximately). The lower star is location of car and bike in lead photo. Click for Google Map. Tigard Police say …

There are bike lanes on SE Foster Road

June 4, 2019,   has blogged 3983  posts

Pretty sure the “BS” stands for bicycle symbol. PBOT still adding some finishing touches to the new lanes.(Photos: J. Maus/BikePortland) It’s been about 78 months since we first covered the possibility of dedicated cycling facilities on Southeast Foster Road, a major arterial coined the “Foster Freeway” by former mayor Sam Adams when he launched an …

Family Biking: How to Pedalpalooza with the little ones

June 3, 2019,   has blogged 3983  posts

My kids on the Pedalpalooza Kickoff Ride.(Photos: Madi Carlson) Happy Pedalpalooza! My kids and I joined over a thousand others on the Pedalpalooza Kickoff Ride on Saturday and we’re excited for more bike fun! Hundreds of rides with all sorts of themes for all sorts of people will take place this month and a lot …

Ride in northwest? Tell PBOT what you think about latest bikeway designs

June 2, 2019,   has blogged 3983  posts

PBOT is inching closer to finalizing these 12 projects. It’s time to help the Portland Bureau of Transportation make northwest neighborhoods as bike-friendly as possible. PBOT has just opened an online open house and shared latest project concepts for their Northwest in Motion project. This is an effort to identify and prioritize about a dozen …

Bicycle rider injured in right hook collision on SE 7th at Hawthorne

January 24, 2019,   has blogged 3983  posts

Scene from the collision. (Photo: E.S.) Two people were involved in a collision while using Southeast 7th Avenue around 1:30 pm yesterday. One person was riding a bicycle and the other was driving a car. The Portland Police Bureau didn’t give us many details; but they’ve confirmed it happened and they say the bicycle rider …

River City Bicycles employee dies in kayaking accident

January 21, 2019,   has blogged 3983  posts

Kevin Neidorf, 1990-2019.(Photo courtesy River City Bicycles) Portland’s close-knit community of bicycle lovers is mourning the loss of Kevin Neidorf. According to the River City Bicycles website, Neidorf’s kayak rolled over in a Class II rapid on Hood River on Saturday and attempts to revive him were not successful. He died at Legacy Emanuel Hospital …

Family biking profile: For the Kurtens, the right bikes helped them go carfree

January 21, 2019,   has blogged 3983  posts

One of the Kurten kids and one of the trusty family vehicles.(Photos: Jonathan Kurten) This week we’ll share a profile of the Kurten family. Portlanders Jonathan and Tracy Kurten have been able to replace tricky transit trips and car trips with joyful bike trips — thanks in part to their useful new bikes. Our Family …

The Monday Roundup: E-bike fire, freeway lids, Whoopi Goldberg, and more

January 20, 2019,   has blogged 3983  posts

Welcome to Monday. This week’s Monday Roundup is sponsored by the Worst Day of the Year Ride, a classic Portland event with three route choices that happens February 10th. Here are the most noteworthy items we came across in the past seven days… Another front of the war on speed: Streetsblog reports that the National …

Jobs of the Week: Community Cycling Center, eBike Store, Velotech, River City Bicycles

January 17, 2019,   has blogged 3983  posts

We’ve had some great job opportunities listed in the past week. Learn more about each one via the links below… –> Director of Finance and Administration – Community Cycling Center –> Experienced Bike Mechanic – The eBike Store –> Customer Experience Specialist Full Time – Velotech –> Bike Builder – River City Bicycles Advertisement <!– …

Join the family biking fun at Kidical Mass planning meeting

January 14, 2019,   has blogged 3983  posts

Kidical Mass kicks off in April with the annual egg hunt ride.(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) Want to help more families ride bikes? We’ve just scheduled the 2019 Kidical Mass PDX planning meeting (details below) and everyone’s invited. Our Family Biking column is sponsored by Clever Cycles. ➤ Read past entries here. Kidical Mass PDX is an …

TRB dispatch: Climate change urgency, Jarrett Walker on justice, and a visit to the Bicycle Committee

January 14, 2019,   has blogged 3983  posts

Portland resident and renowned transit expert Jarrett Walker at the lectern.(Photos: Aaron Brown) As we shared yesterday, BikePortland correspondent Aaron Brown is at the Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting in Washington D.C. thanks to a funding partnership with the Transportation Research and Education Center at Portland State University. Here’s his first dispatch… Jarrett Walker: Geometry …