City Blamed for Faulty Crosswalk in Pedestrian Death

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The family of an elderly woman who was struck and killed by a car last November in East Portland has filed tort claims against the city, saying a faulty crosswalk sign was a major factor in her death.Ksenia Aleksandrova, 71, and her husband Pavel Krivolenkov, 70, were crossing the street at Southeast 108th Avenue and Washington Street when they were hit by a car being driven by Kimberly Dennis.Aleksandrova ...   More
 
Friday, June 14, 2013 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

The City of Portland's Winter Cycling Advice Sucks

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As a notorious skinflint who bikes through the winter, I sympathize with the spirit of these "cheap ways to stay warm and dry on a bike" tips from the Portland Bureau of Transportation. But when it comes to the particulars of the city's well-meaning winter biking tips, I'm left cold. Consider this advice to reuse rubber dish-washing gloves as rain gear: "While not breathable," the city's Commuter ...   More
 
Wednesday, December 28, 2011 COREY PEIN

The Daily Cycle, This Time With Donuts


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Bike one, bike all! This Tuesday, May 12 the city's Bureau of Transportation will host the annual Bike to Work Breakfast at Pioneer Courthouse Square. Cyclists who arrive between 7:30 and 9:00 AM will get bagels, donuts, coffee and tea as a thank you for commuting by bike. Free bicycle inspections and quick adjustments are also available. And TriMet will also provide information about the new ...   More
 
Thursday, May 7, 2009 Shawn O'bryant

The Spin Cycle: PBOT Reports Auto Travel On Bridges Down, Using Old Numbers


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Two months later than expected, Portland's Bureau of Transportation today released its 2009 Bicycle Count showing that the number of bike trips in Portland dropped 5 percent compared with 2008. That's the first such year-to-year drop since 1995. WW reported last month on the preliminary findings of the annual count, only to have PBOT officials deny the existence of the report. Yesterday, ...   More
 
Friday, January 8, 2010 BETH SLOVIC

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