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  1. Oregon prepares to launch its opt-in test of a vehicle mileage taxRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Bike Portland

    Oregon keeps inching toward its goal of replacing or supplementing the gas tax it invented, back in 1919, with a Prius-proof mileage tax. Next July 1, the first 5,000 volunteer drivers will get a chance to opt out of gas tax and into a so-called "usage charge."

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  2. People are driving right through new diverter on NE RodneyRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Bike Portland

    A traffic diverter is a barrier placed in an intersection to prevent auto traffic from going through it. The goal is to make certain streets less attractive to auto drivers and reduce auto traffic volumes overall.

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  3. First look: New bike facilities open along MAX Orangle LineRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Bike Portland

    New multi-use path goes east-west just south of MAX line/UPRR tracks between SE 7th and 17th. It's less than one year to go until TriMet takes the wraps off the Orange Line, a 7.3 mile extension of the MAX light rail system that will connect downtown Portland to Milwaukie in northern Clackamas County.

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  4. Bike Loud PDX postcard campaign amplifies the grassrootsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 21 | Bike Portland

    Bike Loud volunteers Zed Bailey, Ted Buehler and Marsha Hanchrow show off signed and stamped postcards in favor of permanent traffic diverters, gathered in a few hours from people using Clinton Street. In the last few weeks, three Portland city officials have received an estimated "three or four hundred" individually stamped postcards from Portlanders sharing their opinions about local transportation projects on Southeast Clinton Street, Southwest Third Avenue and Northeast Rodney Avenue.

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  5. Why Portland needs stronger design standards for construction zonesRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 20 | Bike Portland

    A construction project is currently blocking that entire right lane where all the bicycle riders are, forcing people into a mixed-zone environment with only humans as traffic calming measures. On October 8th I tweeted with glee at how a Portland Water Bureau crew maintained a dedicated bicycle lane on NW Broadway and Hoyt during a major sidewalk construction project.

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  6. Raising the profile of Portland's bike theft problemRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 17 | Bike Portland

    If you've been paying attention , you know that Portland has a serious theft problem when it comes to bicycles and bike parts. For all of you that feel hopeless about it, I wanted to chime in and say I think there are some signs that the tide is finally starting to turn against the thieves.

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  7. Weekend Event Guide: Freak bikes, urban singlespeeding, levees, and moreRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 17 | Bike Portland

    Freak Bike Fall is back and there's a ride, race, and other fun stuff all weekend. Welcome to your menu of weekend rides and events, lovingly brought to you by our friends at Hopworks Urban Brewery .

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  8. Commissioners Fish and Saltzman seem to be warming to income tax for streetsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 14 | Bike Portland

    In the political tea leaves of Portland's five-member city council, three is the magic number. And the tenor of Monday's hearing on the city's proposed tax suggested that consensus is building.

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  9. New maps show which streets would be improved by proposed income taxRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 13 | Bike Portland

    As Jonathan reported earlier this afternoon , the city has just released its most thoroughly vetted list yet of which streets would see improvements from a proposed income tax for streets. How solid is this list? Well, this is the first time the city has ever put it on a map.

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  10. Join us for Wonk Night October 15th: Romp in the Comp PlanRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 8 | Bike Portland

    On Wednesday, October 15th we'll take a Romp in the Comp Plan. The City of Portland is updating our Comprehensive Plan and the time is now to make sure they hear your feedback.

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  11. Weekend Event Guide: SuperSwap, Better Block, Artcrank, a big climb, and moreRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 2 | Bike Portland

    Welcome to your menu of weekend rides and events, lovingly brought to you by our friends at Hopworks Urban Brewery . This is one of those weekends that will take some serious planning to make sure you don't miss anything awesome.

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  12. State report shows Portland's economic surge outpacing Washington CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 2 | Bike Portland

    Residential and office space is running short in Portland for a reason: the central city, not its more auto-oriented suburbs, has been leading the region's charge out of the recession. On one measure after another - job growth, median incomes for full-time workers, housing starts, working-age population growth - the City of Portland and Multnomah County have roared past Washington County over the last year as the site of most new economic activity in the metro area.

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  13. Sneak peek at this year's Artcrank postersRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 1 | Bike Portland

    Artcrank is one of our favorite events. For the past five years , this one-night gallery show and party has brought a refreshing mix of art and community to Portland.

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  14. Milwaukie council candidate Scott Barbur faces questions over Facebook postRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 1 | Bike Portland

    Scott Barbur, an lawyer running for Milwaukie city council, is facing serious questions from voters about a Facebook post and comments that surfaced last week. The post makes light of a horrific collision in Mexico in 2008 that killed one person and injured 10 others.

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  15. Local bike shops as important as infrastructure?Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 26 | Bike Portland

    Bike shops are a key piece of biking's future. But are we selling them short? Should advocates for bicycling consider retail bike shops as something more than just a place to hang out and buy stuff? What if we thought of them as being so imperative to the cycling revolution that we fought for them and promoted them with as much urgency and fervor as a major piece of new bike infrastructure? That idea was pitched by Fred Clements on BicycleRetailer.com earlier this month .

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  16. New TriMet path carves better route to South Waterfront, but PSU link still awkwardRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 25 | Bike Portland

    Thanks to TriMet's nearly completed Orange Line, the main bike route to the South Waterfront got smoother this week. But as we discussed in a post last week , there are still significant complications with the bike connections to Portland State University that could have been solved by running a bike/walk/skate path on the new MAX viaduct.

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  17. 2,000 missing homes: Prices soar in bikeable areas as Portland's rental shortage deepensRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 23, 2014 | Bike Portland

    As Portlanders puzzle over why local bike, bus and rail transportation has stopped rising , last week's Census figures show another trend continuing to reshape the city's population. New construction in the central city hasn't come close to relieving one of the country's harshest rental housing shortages.

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  18. A ride downtown and biking's social impactRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 19, 2014 | Bike Portland

    Yesterday I took a short ride downtown and it was the perfect illustration of something I've known for many years: cycling in a city where a significant amount of people ride bikes can be a very social form of transportation. I realize this isn't a revolutionary concept: The anonymous and isolating nature of driving is something urban planners have understood for a long time.

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  19. Weekend Event Guide: Springwater, salmon, carfree Crater Lake, and moreRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 18, 2014 | Bike Portland

    Learn about the natural areas that border the Springwater Trail on Sunday's Johnson Creek Days ride. Welcome to your menu of weekend rides and events, lovingly brought to you by our friends at Hopworks Urban Brewery .

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  20. Next door to Forest Park, North Tualatin Mtns hold opportunity for off-road bike accessRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 18, 2014 | Bike Portland

    Just north of Forest Park in northwest Portland lies 1,300 undeveloped acres spread across four separate properties. The land, which was historically a logging area and can be currently accessed from either Skyline or McNamee roads, is owned by Metro and is known as the North Tualatin Mountains natural area .

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