Mitch Greenlick Back in the News, This Time for a Proposed Soda Tax

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For a five-term state representative who we expect most Oregonians couldn't have picked out of a lineup before this month, Democrat Mitch Greenlick has certainly vaulted into prominence with the 2011 Legislature barely one week old. Last week, Greenlick got blasted by bicyclists for his bill that proposed to outlaw carrying children in bicycle trailers if the child is younger than 6 years old This ...   More
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 HANK STERN

Don’t Hate These Bikes Just Because They’re Beautiful: The Handmade Bike Show Begins

I don't care if people talk behind my back about my love of bike porn, or if they say I have a deep-seated frame fetish. I just love to ogle me some handmade bikes, and I'm proud of it. I just got back from indulging my two-wheeled fantasies at the 4th annual North American Handmade Bike Show at the Oregon Convention Center, and it looks like the event will be a big success. The local bike ...   More
Friday, February 8, 2008 Jason Moore

Remembering Cody Reuwsaat (1979-2008)

A house fire in Southwest Portland late Monday evening took the life of 28-year-old Portland artist Cody Reuwsaat. The cause of the fire that took Reuwsaat's life (and much of his home) remains under investigation. About one year ago, ex-WW freelancer Jason Simms payed a visit to that same house for this WW article. The house doubled as Reuwsaat's studio, where the makeup and effects artist made ...   More
Wednesday, February 27, 2008 CASEY JARMAN

Cyclists Finally Boxed in Green

Perhaps in honor of that well known cyclist St. Patrick, City of Portland crews applied a bunch of bright green paint at Southeast 7th Avenue and Hawthorne Boulevard on Monday (St. Paddy's Day), and installed the first of 14 green bike boxes to be placed at key intersections around the city. The City hopes the bike boxes will help avoid deadly “right hook” accidents in which cars turning ...   More
Thursday, March 20, 2008 Jason Moore

Does Portland Have a Dumber Bike Lane?

Today, Slate bravely charts the "stupidest bike lane in America"—a block-long dead-ender in Los Angeles. Portland has about 170 miles of bike lanes, some of them stupid. Nominations? The Slate video is short and funny—unlike the City of Portland's four-and-a-half minute training video for our new bike box, also available for viewing over at [youtube WntSobDhVlI] Not ...   More
Thursday, March 27, 2008 COREY PEIN

Dozono Takes Credit for Killing Adams' Bike Bridge—And He's Probably Right (Updated)

This morning, Portland mayoral candidate and Commissioner Sam Adams dropped his controversial $5.5 million plan to plop the old Sauvie Island Bridge over I-405 at Northwest Flanders Street. The "recycled" bridge would've been dedicated to bicyclists, walkers and the otherwise un-motored. The reason, he said, was new information from the Portland Office of Transportation, which Adams oversees. The ...   More
Wednesday, May 7, 2008 COREY PEIN

Widow of Cyclist Pushes Stiffer Penalties for Drivers Who Kill

An Oregon woman whose husband was slain last year while riding his bicycle is holding a press conference with the Bicycle Transportation Alliance next Monday to push a state law stiffening penalties for motorists who cause the death of a bicyclist. Mary O'Donnell, the widow of bicyclist Tim O' Donnell (pictured), and the the BTA will announce their intention to pursue a Vehicular Homicide law in ...   More
Friday, June 6, 2008 Kevin Stark

Update: Family of Fallen Cyclist Brett Jarolimek Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit

On June 4, the family of cyclist Brett Jarolimek, killed in October 2007, filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the employee of the driver involved, AGG Enterprises, and the driver himself, 40-year-old Oregon City resident Bryan S. Lowes. Jarolimek, a 31-year-old expert cyclist who died after colliding with an AGG Enterprises garbage truck at North Interstate Avenue and Greely Street on Oct. ...   More
Thursday, June 5, 2008 Jason Howd

Critics Want More Time to Analyze $4.2 Billion Bridge Project

A group of local environmental organizations wants more time from the feds to scrutinize a document released by the Columbia River Crossing Project staff on May 2. The document is what's called a draft Environmental Impact Statement and can be found here, along with troves of other information about the proposed project. The feds—who are being asked to contribute most of the project's $1 billion ...   More
Friday, May 23, 2008 NIGEL JAQUISS

Ride of Silence: Portland Bicyclists Pay Tribute to Lost Comrades

At 7 pm Wednesday, May 21, the Portland Ride of Silence will start in downtown at Northwest Park Avenue and Everett Street in the North Park Blocks and ends on North Mississippi Avenue between Russell Street and Interstate Avenue. Ride for Silence began in 2003 in Dallas, Texas, in response to the death of endurance cyclist Larry Schwartz, and has since reached over 100 cities worldwide. The primary ...   More
Monday, May 19, 2008 Shawn Stott


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