Who's Got Clout in PDX? They Ride On Two Wheels


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Here's the Portland Bureau of Transportation's rapid response to cyclists' concerns about the new approach to the Burnside Bridge It has come to the Portland Bureau of Transportation's attention that the bike lane leading from NE Couch onto the westbound Burnside Bridge may present a hazardous condition for bicyclists. On Friday, April 30, in response to complaints and a bicycle injury, we ...   More
 
Thursday, May 6, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

Forest Park Trees Dying?


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A Linfield College environmental studies professor says her research in Forest Park —one of the largest urban parks in America— shows that trees are dying younger and more quickly. Linfield prof Nancy Broshot has data showing, in some areas, a 75 percent death rate over a 10-year period ending in 2003. Broshot selected 24 sites in the 5,100-acre park, each spanning 750 square meters, ...   More
 
Thursday, May 6, 2010 Ott Tammik

Wend Issue Launch Party


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While there's no indication that summer will arrive for Portland this year, local eco-outdoors magazine Wend is getting a head start on the season change with a celebration of its newest issue. The Wend Issue Launch Party this Saturday will usher in the next generation of the magazine's design, unveiling the summer issue's polished new makeover. Wend continues to showcase the best in outdoor ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 2, 2010 Caitlin Giddings

Community Members Blast Forest Park Trail Proposal


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Disagreement, anger, and passionate discourse dominated tonight's meeting between Commissioner Nick Fish and the citizen advisory committee assigned to make recommendations on how to accommodate mountain bikers in Forest Park. As some mountain bikers collide with one of Portland's most valued natural environments, community members expressed fears about trail-sharing, safety, and preserving ...   More
 
Monday, June 14, 2010 Hadley Malcolm

Would You Swap Your Car for a Beer Bike?


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“Congratulations, you just saved a fortune on your car insurance by switching to Shimano.” That's the unofficial catchphrase of the New Belgium Brewing Company's Car-for-Bike Swapper , an ongoing effort to convince YOU that you'd be better off on two wheels. How does it work? Well, when the Tour de Fat—New Belgium's annual traveling circus of bicycle mayhem and beer—rolls ...   More
 
Wednesday, July 28, 2010 Caitlin Giddings

Portland Police Say Same Car In Two Bike Hit-and-runs This Morning (UPDATED)


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Two bike hit-and-runs this morning in inner Northeast Portland are being investigated by Portland police as being connected. The car involved in both incidents is described as a silver Subaru WRX. UPDATE: Neither bike rider suffered life-threatening injuries. Police say the rider in the first collision—John Lieber, 47—suffered minor injuries. A female rider in the second collision ...   More
 
Tuesday, September 21, 2010 HANK STERN

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