On February 19, 2010, the Portland City Council passed a Bike Plan. Just like we saw this week, Portland’s Mayor announced a funding mechanism to make the plan a reality. For Portland, it was the $20 million “kickstart.” For Los Angeles, it’s the steady trickle of Measure R local return funds. But nevertheless, the day after Portland passed its Bike Plan, the super-blog Bike Portland printed this cartoon. Consider it part joke, part history lesson and part warning.
“Huge” is how Jonathan Maus at Bike Portland described the news yesterday that Nike will sponsor Portland’s upcoming bike-share system to the tune of $10 million. Bike-share has taken much longer than expected to get off the ground in Portland. With Nike’s sponsorship, the city will be moving forward with a bigger network than it’s been planning. The […]
Clackamas County, outside of Portland, has some opinions about the region’s plan to address climate change. According to Michael Andersen at Bike Portland, county commissioners have drafted a letter to regional planners saying the right way to control carbon emissions is to build more highways. Scratching your head? Well, the misguided belief that building more roads […]
Looking back at the year in transportation reform, there are certainly many reasons to be encouraged about what’s happening in cities around the United States. Here are some 2013 retrospectives from Streetsblog Network members that give snapshots of two places that are making progress on active transportation, and one where the prevailing dynamic is still […]
The city of Tucson has some nice-looking bicycle infrastructure. Now the City Council is looking at imposing bike registration fees, even though the system wouldn’t even pay for itself. (Photo: Steven Vance via Flickr) Two different methods of making bicycle riders pay for roads came over the feed on the Streetsblog Network over the last […]
A couple of hopeful pieces of news from the Pacific Northwest, courtesy of Streetsblog Network member Bike Portland. First off, their fair city has put some exciting bike/ped improvements in its stimulus package request, including the design and construction of a bike-and-pedestrian-only bridge, as well as Portland’s first-ever cycle track. The plans call for starting […]
This Vancouver Street Shows Two Bike Amenities We Should See in L.A.: Bike Boxes and Colored Lanes Los Angeles cyclists, long jealous of the bike amenities in Portland, Vancouver and cities throughout Europe, can add a new city to the list of those thinking more progressively about bike facilities: the City of Tempe. The smallish city […]