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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FAQ’s About Auto Accident Insurance in Oregon

What if the other driver was at fault, but doesn’t have insurance? How will I pay my bills? Well, to pay your bills initially, you will be able to use your PIP. But in addition to PIP, you will also have other coverage in your policy to cover expenses over $15,ooo. In Oregon, every driver […]

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Oregon Senate Passes Bill allowing Bicycles & Motorcycles to Run Red Lights

Early last week the Oregon Senate unanimously approved SB 533, allowing a “bicyclist or motorcyclist to proceed at stop light under certain conditions.” The idea is not to have bicyclists just running red lights at every intersection but it is to bring relief to bikers who constantly find themselves at stop lights that won’t change. […]

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