This guy has designed a 7-pound add-on that converts a Citibike to an electric bike in seconds. It’s not in production yet, but since most of the bikes Alta deploys have similar design, I suspect it might well work here in Portland when we get bike share online.
I ran into Abigail Scott Duniway the other day. It was a chance meeting. A walking tour had brought me to Riverview Cemetery and the author made mention of her while listing the famous permanent residents. I thought, well, as long as I’m in the neighborhood, it would be rude not to stop by and […]
Curtis Ailes has long been a Portland Transport correspondent, living in Indianapolis. He and his family have recently moved to Portland and we’re happy to welcome him to the region and to Portland Transport! Recently, a tectonic jolt rocked the transit blogosphere as The Atlantic Cities’ Eric Jaffe penned a column supporting the notion that streetcars […]
PSU Transportation Seminar: Measuring Urban Bicyclists’ Uptake of Traffic-Related Pollution Speaker: Alex Bigazzi, PhD candidate, Portland State University Topic: Measuring Urban Bicyclists’ Uptake of Traffic-Related Pollution When: Friday, February 28, 2014, 12-1 p.m. Where: PSU Urban Center Building, SW 6th and Mill, Room 204 Abstracts: Urban bicyclists’ uptake of traffic-related air pollution is still not well quantified, due to a lack […]
As a 501(c)(3) Portland Transport does not endorse candidates. But we can and do encourage our readers to get knowledgeable about candidates’ transportation positions. The Multnomah County Chair race may seem like a bit of a sleeper for transportation advocates, but it’s a very important one. The County is responsible for the majority of bridges […]
The Columbia River Crossing was front page news in Salem last week (more on that later), which begs the question, if Oregon goes ahead on its own, how would the bill get paid? The first installment is the $450M that the legislature committed last year. They’d have to repeat that commitment, as it expired when […]
Well, at least the half-life of lies being told to support the Columbia River Crossing is getting shorter. In its morning printed edition of February 10, the Oregonian reported that state bridge engineer Bruce Johnson claimed that “no one had estimated the cost of seismically retrofitting” the I-5 bridges, and speculated that such a retrofit […]
A lot, according to this Planetizen piece (linking to the original Wall Streetcar Journal article, which is behind a paywall). One estimate is that 500,000 less cars have been sold in the last 7 years because of the availability of car sharing services. How many parking spaces does that save?
Listen to the show (mp3, 26.1MB) Steph talks with Portland Transportation Commissioner Steve Novick, PBOT Director Leah Treat and Bicycle Transportation Alliance Advocacy Directory Gerik Kransky about City and State budgets for active transportation. And Commissioner Novick gets schooled on “Vision Zero”.
Via @LitmanVPI: That would be a Cycle-Transit User, someone who combines cycling and transit to accomplish a trip. A new study out of the Mineta Transportation Institute (PDF) looks at this behavior in Philadelphia and San Francisco. A few top line conclusions: Cycling and transit act as access for each other, it’s not a one-way relationship […]