Rogue Of The Week: “50s Bikeway” Haters

Seeing problems where there aren’t any.

Rogue of the Week
About 150 Portlanders filled a gym last week in the Woodstock neighborhood to hear city officials pitch a new 4 1/2-mile bike route going through the neighborhood. The Rogue Desk notes the locatio   More
Wednesday, February 2, 2011 WW Editorial Staff

Portland's Bike Count Shows Modest Gain Over 2008

Portland's Bureau of Transportation released its 2010 "Bicycle Count" report today, and the accompanying press release says bike ridership in Portland experienced a 7.6 percent increase in 2010 compared with 2009. Last year's bike count had revealed the first dip in Portland's bike ridership—5 percent—since PBOT started measuring such trips in 1995. Not in today's press release ...   More
Tuesday, November 23, 2010 BETH SLOVIC

Holiday Bike Giveaway: Hundreds of Kids Get Their First Set of Wheels

  Photo contributed by the Community Cycling Center Over the last year, volunteers for the Community Cycling Center have logged 5,000 hours repairing donated single-speed coaster bikes. On Sunday, they’ll to turn over the spiffed-up rides to new owners. At the Cycling Center’s 15th-annual Holiday Bike Drive giveaway, the volunteers will distribute refurbished bikes ...   More
Friday, December 10, 2010 Christina Cooke

Hawthorne carts trade pies, fries for nudity.

We got the call about this genius idea way too late to squeeze into the print newspaper, so our lucky blog readers will reap the benefits. Gregg Abbott, owner of the ridiculously addictive Whiffie's Fried Pies (I've got a tasty profile of his sweet 'n savory cart in tomorrow's issue of WW, check it out) just called to let us know that he and Potato Champion's Mike McKinnon have a special offer ...   More
Tuesday, June 9, 2009 KELLY CLARKE

BrakeBeat: The Irondelles riding high

What's better than riding a bike? Riding twice a bike. This is where the Irondelles come in, Portland's all-female group of tall bike builders and riders. They will be on hand at the Cirque du Cycling Art Bike Parade this Saturday, June 13 for their first official event. The bikes, essentially one frame on top of another, reach five feet at the seat and are built by the group's eight members. ...   More
Thursday, June 11, 2009 Caitlin Mccarthy

Recess! WW's top picks for the weekend.

Wondering what to do with yourself this weekend? We have the answers. FRIDAY 6 pm: Catch the Portland Cello Project and Oregon Ballet Theatre at Washington Park [MUSIC/DANCE] The always-awesome cello ensemble and the recently bailed-out dance company perform a free show in the Rose Garden Amphitheater for the closing weekend of the Washington Park Summer Festival. Washington Park Rose Garden ...   More
Friday, August 14, 2009 BEN WATERHOUSE

Bikes: Viagra for the Urban Landscape

If our city planners have their way, Copenhagen will be the model for Portland's urban transportation network. Mayor Adams has said he wants us to achieve the Danish city's world leading levels of bicycle use but we have a long way to go: bikes account for 55% of all trips there, and 37% of commutes; surprisingly, according to the Department of Transportation's Cheryl Kuck, Portland doesn't count ...   More
Monday, November 2, 2009 BRETT CAMPBELL

Bike Messengers: Saltzman And His Opponents Talk About Bicycles, Bike Funding

This week's WW has a story about City Commissioner Dan Saltzman's re-election race and the role of bikes and bike funding in the tough contest. Much of what the candidates told WW about their approach to bike funding came from a portion of WW's endorsement interview with them last week in advance of the May 18 election. Watch Saltzman and three of his opponents -- Jesse Cornett, Ed Garren and ...   More
Wednesday, April 14, 2010 BETH SLOVIC

An Update on Collecting Bicycles for Kids In South Africa

We wrote a couple weeks ago about Portlander Jenny Leonard's efforts to collect 400 bikes for South African children to help them get to school. Leonard reports that her collection drive this past weekend got 208 bikes for the storage container she's hoping to fill before it ships off this Thursday to Cape Town, South Africa. And today (Monday, April 26), Leonard will be collecting mountain ...   More
Monday, April 26, 2010 Ott Tammik

Bike with God on Your Side

Want an ally fighting back against every curse shouted at you while you've been riding your bike? Then get your bike blessed at St. Stephen's annual Blessing of the Bicycles and Cyclists on Tuesday, Nov. 2 at 5:30 pm. The downtown Portland Episcopalian church will provide provide blessings to cyclists of all faiths. A quick note—a blessing is no replacement for a helmet. Here's the entire ...   More
Monday, October 25, 2010 Jason Slotkin


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