Back-to-school Safety Tips for Drivers

As the school year starts up again, the roads get busier and things can get a little crazy. Buses are on new routes, kids are on bikes or walking and parents are rushing to drop kids off before work. This is an important time for drivers to slow down and pay attention, especially at times […]

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Pedalpalooza Kicks Off this Weekend, 3 Weeks of Bike Rides for All

Portlander’s love biking, and Pedalpalooza, gives people of all ages, various fun rides to participate in for the remainder of June. The three-week event started yesterday and ends with the World Naked Bike Ride on June 27th. With 242 bicycle events for Pedalpalooza, various people and businesses put on rides with different themes and activities. There […]

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Left-turn Signals Installed at SE Powell and 26th

With the recent fatal bicycle-car collisions on SE Powell, the city has added left-turn signals at the intersection with 26th Avenue. The new signals will have green left-turn arrows for both directions of traffic. The lights should be in full effect sometime this week. The lights are expected to improve safety by reducing crashes involving […]

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Southeast Portland is one of the Worst parts of the City for Bike-car Crashes

Southeast Portland has one of the highest concentrations of bicycle-car related crashes in the city. Data from the Oregon Department of Transportation’s Crash Analysis and Reporting Unit shows 1,600 reported incidents between 2009 and 2013. Among the top six most dangerous roads for cyclists is Powell Boulevard where 22-year-old Alistair Corkett los his right leg […]

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Portland Bridges may get $33 Million for Cyclist/Pedestrian Upgrades by 2020

Some of Multnomah County’s busiest bridges crossing the Willamette River could see biking and walking upgrades within the next five years.  One of the new ideas for the Hawthorne Bridge would be to separate the bike and foot traffic area into possibly using one of the four auto lanes on the bridge deck. There is a […]

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