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  1. Sunday Parkways coming to Northeast Portland this SundayRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 22 | Bike Portland

    Northeast Portland Sunday Parkways will be BEE-utiful this Weekend PBOT, BES and City Repair activities at Sunday Parkways to highlight a Pollinator-friendly Portland Portland, OR, July 21, 2016 - This summer's third City of Portland Sunday Parkways presented by Kaiser Permanente is coming to Northeast Portland this Sunday, July 24. Walkers, cyclists and rollers of all kinds will have the opportunity to enjoy a 7.6 mile loop of traffic-free streets from 11 a.m to 4 p.m. This weekend's route will connect Northeast Portland neighborhoods from Woodlawn Park to Khunamokwst Park. The route will also showcase neighborhood greenways like Going Street.

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  2. New report shows Portland falling further behind peers on bikeway growthRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 21 | Bike Portland

    While Portland celebrates a strong first day for Biketown, a new report about the factors that drive growth in bike sharing shows how Portland has fallen behind the leading U.S. cities in new infrastructure. Minneapolis, New York City and San Francisco now have about 50, 20 and 15 percent more bikeways per square mile than Portland respectively, the report found.

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  3. Dominoes keep falling for a continuous river path in South WaterfrontRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 21 | Bike Portland

    An existing path segment somewhat north of the Prometheus project. White for walking, black for biking.

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  4. Portland Underground Grad School class will cover tactical urbanismRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 20 | Bike Portland

    A local organization that arranges for Portlanders to teach one another niche skills and information is offering a four-week introduction to do-it-yourself street transformation. From Better Block's temporary bike lanes to City Repair's beloved intersection murals to Depave's manually removed asphalt , Portland is rich with the spirit of "tactical urbanism," an umbrella term for fast, flexible changes that make city streets better for people.

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  5. Two new traffic diverters installed on Ankeny and MississippiRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 18 | Bike Portland

    With two new traffic diverters installed in the past week, the City of Portland continues to fulfill its promise to defend the low-stress biking environment on neighborhood greenways. People who ride or live near North Mississippi and Holman and Southeast Ankeny and 15th should notice fewer cars and lower speeds in their neighborhoods.

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  6. First look: The City has finally bridged the the notorious Naito GapRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 15 | Bike Portland

    The day has finally come: You can now ride your bike in legally-protected, cycling-only space between Davis and the Steel Bridge on Naito Parkway. Nine years ago I lamented this gap after the City of Portland celebrated a $10 million rehab of Naito.

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  7. Long-term plan for central-city bikeways moves toward council approvalRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 15 | Bike Portland

    Future central-city bikeways in the city's proposed Central City 2035 plan. Dark green lines are "major" city bikeways, light green are other city bikeways.

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  8. Oregonian: Mayor Hales plans complete sweep of Springwater path campsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 15 | Bike Portland

    After months of telling park rangers and police to avoid issuing that order to people living in tents along the major Portland biking path, Willamette Week and The Oregonian are reporting that Mayor Charlie Hales plans to order a sweep of the length of the corridor within city of Portland boundaries . Hales tells The Oregonian that, "The Springwater is going to have to be off limits.

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  9. Views from campers about the future of the tent city on Springwater pathRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 13 | Bike Portland

    It's been a week since someone living on the Springwater Corridor survived a gunshot and months since it became maybe the largest single tent camp - tent suburb? - in Oregon. Consciously tolerated by the city government under an uneasy compromise brokered by Mayor Charlie Hales and his chief of staff Josh Alpert, the encampment has gotten more and more complicated as it's become a more common place for people without a roof to look for refuge.

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  10. Ask BikePortland: What's that pile of bikes doing in the city's maintenance yard?Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 12 | Bike Portland

    A pile of bikes at the City of Portland's Albina maintenance yard in North Portland. At the City of Portland's Albina Yard - a maintenance crew and supply base in North Portland just south of the well-known Mississippi Avenue district - there are piles of all sorts of things.

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  11. BTA will ask members to ratify name change at annual meetingRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 12 | Bike Portland

    The Portland-based biking advocacy group that is transitioning into a biking-walking-transit advocacy group plans to unveil its proposed new name on Wednesday, Aug. 10. It'll happen at the organization's annual members meeting, which will be 5:30 to 7:30 at Velo Cult Bike Shop, 1969 NE 42nd Avenue. Bicycle Transportation Alliance Executive Director Rob Sadowsky said Monday that the organization's board and staff will then ask members present for an up-or-down vote on the name proposal.

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  12. After 83 cars park in Mississippi Ave bike lanes, city issues 83 ticketsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 11 | Bike Portland

    When an urban neighborhood holds a beloved street festival, space becomes scarce - and less space-efficient transportation options become a much worse way to get there. A single city parking enforcement officer almost certainly paid for his or her time at the Mississippi Street Fair Saturday, issuing 83 parking tickets for $80 each to cars parked in Mississippi's bike lanes during the annual north Portland festival.

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  13. Safety advocates uneasy about striping bike lane across Steel Bridge onrampRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 8 | Bike Portland

    New striping near the Steel Bridge at Naito will be done in the next few days. Safety advocates are trying to balance enthusiasm for the city's newly announced Naito bike lanes with concern over one key detail.

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  14. First look: New path north of Sellwood Bridge is openRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 7 | Bike Portland

    Created as part of Multnomah County's Sellwood Bridge project, it connects the bridge to Willamette Park, a bit to the north. The path was supposed to open a few weeks ago , but construction work was delayed .

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  15. Portland is finally closing the Naito Gap by converting a passing laneRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 7 | Bike Portland

    This 1,500-foot stretch of NW Naito has been a barrier to biking between downtown and northwest Portland, but it's about to change. After nine years of sometimes elaborate plans to connect NW Naito Parkway's bike lanes north and south of the Steel Bridge, the city's transportation bureau has found a way.

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  16. Alleged shooting by fellow camper sends Springwater resident to hospitalRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 5 | Bike Portland

    A man living on the Springwater Corridor survived an early-morning "non-life-threatening gunshot wound" Tuesday near the path just east of SE 82nd Avenue, police said. A news release from the Portland Police Bureau said the suspect also lives along the path, parts of which have become an informal home for people living in tents as local home prices have continued to climb.

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  17. A ride into the future with East Portland's biking action committeeRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 29 | Bike Portland

    Walter Lersch and Elizabeth Quiroz on NE Weidler. A curb-protected bike lane couplet will arrive there next year .

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  18. #WorkzoneFTW? City may require walking and biking routes around building sitesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 28 | Bike Portland

    A proposed policy before the city council Wednesday would withhold city permits from builders that block sidewalks or bike lanes around their work sites without first considering reuse of parking and travel lanes. The action comes after a months-long social media campaign from Oregon Walks and the Bicycle Transportation Alliance, which evolved out of a years-long behind-the-scenes effort by the BTA.

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  19. Portland's invisible machine: Behind the scenes at the World Naked Bike RideRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jun 26 | Bike Portland

    Who's asking? A traffic cone at 52nd and Woodstock gives a subtle tip of the show to come. There it stood in the middle of SE Woodstock Boulevard, a 42-inch-tall orange breadcrumb surrounded by a bustling commercial district.

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  20. Comment of the Week: A frustrated, hopeful east Portlander on the gas taxRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 24 | Bike Portland

    Three out of four east Portlanders who voted last month didn't vote for the local gas tax. But given how their area's been treated in the last few decades, can you blame them? That's the perspective of one east Portland resident who supported the "Fix Our Streets" plan, commenting on Thursday's post about gas tax voting patterns .

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