March 8, 1995: Cyclists sue the city over the Blazers’ new arena...

40th Anniversary
In July 1993, the city of Portland broke ground for the arena now known as the Moda Center. Trail Blazers owner Paul Allen and then-mayor Vera Katz wielded backhoes to begin construction of the    More
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Bicyclists and Cops Make Nice

The Portland Police Bureau has released this training video to offer advice to officers on dealing with bicyclists. The video comes just as Commissioner Dan Saltzman's office, the Bicycle Transportation Alliance, Portland Police and the Willamette Pedestrian Coalition are about to enter into a new community policing agreement, which is pasted below. City officials will present the agreement Thursday, ...   More
Thursday, October 8, 2009 BETH SLOVIC

Will New City Council Oversight of Capital Budgets Mean More Bioswales for Bikes?

Remember the whole "contract savings" debacle at City Hall after Mayor Sam Adams jumpstarted the Portland Bicycle Plan for 2030 with $20 million from the Bureau of Environmental Services? How could you not? The bioswales-for-bicycle-boulevards funding scheme generated confusion among city employees and some residents, who railed against the mayor's plan in letters-to-the-editor in The Oregonian ...   More
Friday, August 13, 2010 BETH SLOVIC

Bike Plan for 2030: Pricey City Contract Goes to Bike Plan Advocates

City Council today approved a $214,940 contract with Alta Planning + Design led by Mia Birk, the former City of Portland transportation administrator who recently served as a co-chairwoman of the city's Bicycle Plan for 2030 steering committee. (The vote was 4-0 with Commissioner Dan Saltzman absent.) Don't let the unanimity fool you. Before the vote today, the contract raised questions in ...   More
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 BETH SLOVIC


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