Bicyclist Killed in Northeast Portland Hit-and-Run (UPDATED)

Portland Police are investigating a report of a hit-and-run at about 2:15 this morning around Northeast 122nd and Fremont Street. Police say a car struck and killed a 52-year-old man riding his bike northbound on 122nd, and that the motorist drove off after the collision. There is no vehicle description. The identity of the dead cyclist is 52-year-old James Neal Wagner.being withheld until family ...   More
Thursday, August 27, 2009 HANK STERN

JUICY SUITS: Biker Sues After Alleged Right Hook

A Portland cyclist is suing a Subaru driver who allegedly turned right and collided with her bike on North Interstate Avenue. Webly Bowles is a 27-year old green building consultant who's also a vegan and a blogger who reviews restaurants for a local website. She lives in North Portland with her husband and two dogs. It doesn't get much more Portland than that. Unfortunately for Bowles, another ...   More
Friday, September 18, 2009 JAMES PITKIN

Mayor Fills Single, Nine-Month-Old Pothole. Angels Sing.

Fun times at Mayor Sam Adams' press conference on potholes this afternoon. Dressed a bit like a Gitmo detainee, the mayor today filled a single pothole on Southeast Caruthers Street, one of many potholes marring the street between Southeast 11th and 12th avenues. Bureau of Transportation officials at the press conference said they'd learned about the potholes yesterday. Asked how long the ...   More
Thursday, September 24, 2009 BETH SLOVIC

Blumenauer, Bikes and Getting Outside The Bike Bubble

Sometimes it's worth remembering we live in a bit of a bubble here in Bike City, where an estimated 6.4 percent of commuting is done by bike. There's this reminder of Portland's unique status as a bike-centric place in this piece that ran over the weekend in Arizona. The piece in the Arizona Daily Star reports how a new federal bike subsidy sponsored by U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) hasn't ...   More
Monday, October 12, 2009 HANK STERN

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

How To Have Your Say On Portland's Bike Plan

If you've got an opinion on Portland's bicycling future, you have until Nov. 8 to tell the city's Bureau of Transportation about it. The public comment period began this week on the Portland Bicycle Plan for 2030. So regardless of whether you want the city to become one giant velodrome or want all bike lanes converted ASAP to parking for Hummers, you should send your comments by email to ...   More
Tuesday, October 6, 2009 HANK STERN

Why Portland's Bike Master Plan May Be In For A Bumpy Ride At Planning Commission

While Portland's bicycle master plan is promoted by some as North America's most ambitious and innovative bike plan, George Crandall is ready to put the plan's authors in their place. Crandall, the principal of urban design firm Crandall Arambula, will attend the Portland Planning Commission's hearing (PDF) on the plan Tuesday night. And he plans to testify against the master bike plan for what ...   More
Monday, October 26, 2009 JONATHAN CROWL

What Portland Residents Have To Say About The Bicycle Master Plan

As promised, opposing views on the city's proposed Bicycle Master Plan for 2030 surfaced last night at the Portland Planning Commission. About 50 people packed the hearing room and heard Bike Gallery owner Jay Graves urge adoption of the plan. Portland resident Randy Miller added that the plan would bring a “young, new, and highly educated community” to the city. But not everyone ...   More
Wednesday, October 28, 2009 Anvi Bui

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

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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