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  1. Thoughts on lawmakers who "just want to start a conversation"Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Bike Portland

    In light of Oregon House Representative John Davis's bill that would mandate what type of clothes people would have to wear while riding a bicycle, I want to re-post some thoughts I published back in January 2011. Back then, we were covering a very similar situation where Oregon legislator Mitch Greenlick wanted to "start a conversation" about bike safety by sponsoring a bill that would have made it illegal to carry a child of six years or younger on the back of a bike or in a trailer .

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  2. Join us for Blazer Bike Night on Wednesday, April 8thRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 25 | Bike Portland

    If you missed our last Blazer Bike Night back in November, you have a chance to redeem yourself next month. We're excited to announce our spring Blazer Bike Night on Wednesday, April 8th when our Trail Blazers go up against the Minnesota Timberwolves.

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  3. Skyline Tavern set for rebirth as legit bike riders' hang-outRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 25 | Bike Portland

    If you've never heard of Skyline Tavern, it's not your fault: The wood-sided "saloon" facade is tucked among trees set back behind a parking lot and the food and vibe has always been a bit sleepy and disappointing. I stopped in a few months ago to escape a cold and rainy night and - while the folks inside were nice - I felt like I walked into someone's living room.

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  4. Multiple people assaulted by 'unstable' man on Eastbank EsplanadeRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 24 | Bike Portland

    A reader has shared a disturbing incident that took place while he was riding his bicycle on the Eastbank Esplanade before sunrise this morning. According to Jeff B., at around 6:15 am he was thrown off his bike while riding southbound on the floating portion of the Esplanade just north of the Burnside Bridge.

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  5. Advocates mount effort to keep transportation hierarchy in city policyRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 24 | Bike Portland

    Created in 2009 for the city's Climate Action Plan , it's maybe the city's single most progressive statement of transportation policy. The City of Portland says its new 20-year comprehensive plan is informed by three city documents that created a prioritized ranking for transportation needs.

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  6. The Monday Roundup: Automatic lifesaving, handlebar cams and moreRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 23 | Bike Portland

    Automatic lifesaving: Street-scanning, self-braking technology is already saving lives. So why isn't it required in every car yet? The other drug war: Colorado's governor wants to make someone's fourth drunk-driving offense a felony, but some state officials worry that all that jail time would cost too much .

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  7. NYC's top advocate tops the agenda at Oregon Active Transportation SummitRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 19 | Bike Portland

    Paul Steely White , executive director of New York City's Transportation Alternatives , is known in the biking advocacy world as a charmer who has been right in the middle of his city's 15-year turnaround to become of the country's leading cities for transportation innovation. Melissa Wells is an up-and-coming transportation advocate for PolicyLink, a broad-based research institute that studies economic and social equity.

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  8. Ride Along with Ali Reis: Overlook to Raleigh HillsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 13 | Bike Portland

    Ali Reis, on SW Broadway en route to her job just east of Raleigh Hills. Alexandra Reis , a 30 year-old social worker who lives in north Portland's Overlook neighborhood, is one tough cookie.

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  9. Taming outer Barbur: MAX or BRT could bring raised bike lanes through SouthwestRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 13 | Bike Portland

    It would certainly be ironic if Southwest Barbur Boulevard became the first arterial in Portland to receive a Copenhagen-style protected bike lane retrofit through a high-destination commercial area. But that's exactly what might happen if a regional committee chooses Barbur as the best route for a major new transit line.

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  10. In sidewalkless Southwest, neighborhood greenways are made for walkingRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 13 | Bike Portland

    Part of Portland's big idea of renaming "bike boulevards" as "neighborhood greenways" was that they're not just bikeways; they're spaces for street play, sports and other fun. And they're also, the line goes, good for walking.

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  11. Weekend Event Guide: Mini bikes, gravel, stories, hearts, and moreRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 12 | Bike Portland

    Welcome to your menu of weekend rides and events, lovingly brought to you by our friends at Hopworks Urban Brewery . If you've got energy saved up from all the rain we've had, this weekend is the time to use it! The forecast looks very promising, and there just happens to be a ton of cool bikey things to do.

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  12. A closer look at southwest Portland's 'highest priority project'Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 12 | Bike Portland

    With 36-feet of unused right-of-way, advocates like Roger Averbeck say this portion of SW Capitol Hwy should have a dedicated bikeway. For a quarter-century now, neighborhood activists have been pushing to make SW Capitol Highway a nicer place to live, walk, and bike.

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  13. Southwest Portland Week photo essay: Day 2Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 12 | Bike Portland

    It's been a great week out here in southwest Portland. We're learning a lot and enjoying the experience of being in a new place with new roads to explore and unique bicycling issues at play.

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  14. What it feels like to ride Barbur Blvd for the first timeRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 11 | Bike Portland

    Here's a confession: though I've driven on Southwest Barbur, ridden the bus on it, and walked along it to reach a vigil for a woman killed while she crossed it, in four years of reporting on the street and its problems I've never actually ridden a bike on it. During the summer, somewhere between 250 and 500 people per weekday use Barbur Boulevard to bike back and forth between the heart of Southwest Portland and the rest of the city.

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  15. Iconic climb is center of SW Portland's riding ecosystemRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 10 | Bike Portland

    Council Crest: If you live in Portland and like to ride bikes, chances are you've heard of this legendary destination. When I first heard about it, I recall how it garnered mythical status - as if its summit would rise above downtown Portland like a snow-capped Himalayan peak.

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  16. SW Portland mini-profile: Bobby Tower and Michael Black, musiciansRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 10 | Bike Portland

    "There's not a lot of gathering places in the urban environment, you know," said vocalist Michael Black, right. Part of the reason you don't expect to encounter Bobby Tower and Michael Black at the bus stop outside the Burlingame Fred Meyer is that you basically can't hear them until you're within a couple yards of them.

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  17. SW Portland Week photo diary: Day 1Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 10 | Bike Portland

    Yesterday was an epic day to kick off our SW Portland Week coverage. Riding in the area is challenging enough in nice weather, throw in strong winds and sheets of rain and things get very interesting.

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  18. Weekend Event Guide: Worst Day, Powell, King Kong and moreRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 6 | Bike Portland

    Welcome to your menu of weekend rides and events, lovingly brought to you by our friends at Hopworks Urban Brewery . Once again it looks like the "Worst Day" ride will have pretty OK weather - but at least there's no risk of cancellation like last year! There are some great rides this weekend, no matter if you want to get zany or dirty, or just ride fast on beautiful country roads.

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  19. Kidical Mass PDX invites biking parents to join family ride planning for 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 2 | Bike Portland

    Kidical Mass PDX , the tradition of family bike rides each month exploring neighborhoods around Portland, will hold its annual planning meeting one week from Saturday and is inviting anyone who might have ideas to join in. "We've had a pretty stable leadership the last few years, and that's been great," said Katie Proctor, who took the handlebars of Kidical Mass in 2010.

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  20. As Portland's job growth continues, business leaders tout bikes and transitRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 30 | Bike Portland

    Leonard Barrett of Beam Development atop an eastside office building that houses 350 workers. In 2005, Beam had planned to demolish it for a parking lot, but high biking and transit use changed the owner's mind.

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