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  1. With or without Vision Zero, a safer Barbur might be an economic winRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Bike Portland

    A few times each day on the wooded four-lane stretch of inner SW Barbur Boulevard, state data released last week suggest , someone decides to hit the gas and zoom through at an average 55 mph or more. And about a dozen times each year, Barbur's crash history suggests, someone on this part of Barbur loses control of their vehicle and hits something.

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  2. Guerrilla traffic diverters installed - then removed - on SE ClintonRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 17 | Bike Portland

    Police observe while people ride down Clinton and City of Portland crews work to remove the unpermitted traffic diverters. "It's important for us to take over these spaces and show the city that there are people willing to go out and do it themselves because the city isn't willing to do it."

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  3. Guest Article: Four things BikeLoudPDX has learned in their campaign for SE ClintonRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 15 | Bike Portland

    Publisher's note: We've been covering the work of local bike activist group BikeLoudPDX since their first meeting back in August . Since then they've been busy with their campaign to tame traffic on SE Clinton.

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  4. TriMet lengthens transfers to 2.5 hours, a long-awaited victory for riders' groupRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 11 | Bike Portland

    OPAL organizer Orlando Lopez talks to a TriMet rider in 2010, gathering support for what became a successful campaign for longer-lasting transit tickets. Raising the transfer duration from two hours to two and a half hours is effectively a price cut for anyone who takes round trips on the Portland region's transit system one ticket at a time - either because they're only an occasional rider or because they don't have the cash or fancy job to have a monthly pass.

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  5. Home demolition critics back resolution that would block central-city densityRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 9 | Bike Portland

    In the last five weeks, nearly a third of Portland's neighborhood associations have approved a resolution that calls for Portland to virtually freeze residential development in the central city at its current average density. The resolution's supporters, who call themselves United Neighborhoods for Reform , say it's not actually an anti-density measure but rather a movement to protect historical character and housing affordability by reducing needless demolitions of old houses.

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  6. Tested: The Orp bike horn and light comboRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 5 | Bike Portland

    Bells are the rare bike accessory that hasn't really changed much in the past century or so. While shifting and braking and other bike tech has evolved considerably over the years, many people still use bells that would seem right at home on a high-wheeler.

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  7. Weekend Event Guide: BikeCraft, Rudolph, the Outback, and moreRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 4 | Bike Portland

    Welcome to your menu of weekend rides and events, lovingly brought to you by our friends at Hopworks Urban Brewery . As we get ever closer to the end of the year, a few traditions are among us.

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  8. Trucks using Portland's marquee cycle track as loading zoneRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 4 | Bike Portland

    Ask Portland bike advocates, planners, or city staff what our best example of a high-quality bikeway is and many of them might say the SW Moody cycle track. That's why we were so disappointed when photos appeared on Twitter yesterday showing large delivery trucks parking on it.

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  9. Check out the agenda for the Portland Bike Theft SummitRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 3 | Bike Portland

    We're just one week away from the first ever Portland Bike Theft Summit , sponsored by Bike Index . To refresh your memory it's happening next Wednesday, December 10th from 6-9:00 pm at Velo Cult Bike Shop and Tavern .

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  10. In letter to PBOT, BTA says Williams Ave work zone has led to injuriesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 26 | Bike Portland

    The Bicycle Transportation Alliance is fed up with the dangerous work zone conditions on Williams Avenue. Claiming that bicycle riders have been injured and put in danger due to misplaced construction materials and a poorly implemented traffic control plan, the Portland-based non-profit group penned a letter today to the Bureau of Transportation with a laundry list of demands to improve the situation.

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  11. Does your airport have a 50-page bike plan?Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 26 | Bike Portland

    A map of existing and planned bike access to Portland's airport. Green lines are multi-use paths; blue are on-street lanes.

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  12. After years of disappointments, single track lovers have reasons for optimismRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 21 | Bike Portland

    With renewed energy from Portland's off-road biking advocates and a Metro project that could open up 1,300 acress of trail possibilities, 2015 could be a very big year for the elusive goal of more singletrack in Portland. As we reported yesterday, local advocacy group the Northwest Trail Alliance has thrown down a gauntlet of sorts by launching an online petition in the form of an open letter to members of Portland City Council.

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  13. 30-day jail sentence handed down for drunken hit-and-run in SW PortlandRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 21 | Bike Portland

    A woman who drove her car recklessly while drunk, then rear-ended two other road users, only to drive away and leave them lying in the street with serious injuries was sentenced to just 30 days in jail on Tuesday. The incident happened back in July when 32-year old Lisa Vesely was arrested for Assault, DUII, and Reckless Endangerment.

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  14. Weekend Event Guide: Parties, Cranksgiving, tree plantings, and moreRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 20 | Bike Portland

    The Kruger's Crossing race is a great excuse to soak up farm vibes out at Sauvie Island. Welcome to your menu of weekend rides and events, lovingly brought to you by our friends at Hopworks Urban Brewery .

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  15. Networking, neighborhoods, and DIY activism successRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 20 | Bike Portland

    With a few allies in other neighborhoods, it's possible to make huge changes to city neighborhood greenway plans. So step up - the time for your neighborhood association to shape the next round is right now.

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  16. Kaiser Permanente works to close connectivity gap through North Portland campusRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 19 | Bike Portland

    That's all fine and good unless there's no other way to get from A to B. The problem has to do with how people on bicycles travel between I-5 and N Interstate Avenue on N Failing Street. The Failing Street Pedestrian Bridge over I-5 is a crucial link that connects two neighborhoods , many commercial destinations, and two major north-south neighborhood greenways .

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  17. City's online map app updates its project list and adds more dataRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 17, 2014 | Bike Portland

    The web-based toolkit that lets you track Portland transportation projects and related issues has been heaved into the Hales/Novick era. When we wrote in July about the Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability's Comprehensive Map App, its list of transportation projects was rooted largely in 2007, which had been the last time the city had updated its master list of transportation projects.

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  18. Lloyd District developers plan for free 12-hour bike valet and on-site bike shopRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 14, 2014 | Bike Portland

    The 657-apartment project opening next year in the Lloyd District will include an on-site bike valet that'll be free to all residents and workers in the area, developers said this week. Other bike amenities at Hassalo on Eighth , which sits between 7th and 9th Avenues and Multnomah and Holladay streets, will include showers, multiple bike repair stations, a vending machine for replacement bike parts, a bike wash station, a special parking area for cargo bikes, recumbent bikes and a charging station for electric bikes.

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  19. Weekend Event Guide: A big sale, more 'cross, and baked goodsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 13, 2014 | Bike Portland

    Welcome to your menu of weekend rides and events, lovingly brought to you by our friends at Hopworks Urban Brewery . Baby it's cold outside.

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  20. The battle against bike theft in Portland has begunRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 13, 2014 | Bike Portland

    I had a long conversation with this man under the Burnside Bridge last week. He's a bike theft suspect well-known to the PPB.

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