Great Eight Open Thread

The Great Eight in the NCAA tourney are now set, the Final Four will be decided by Sunday. Time for another Open Thread. Oregon Business encourages greater private-sector (and public/private) participation in transit. The population of the Portland/Vancouver MSA (Metropolitan Statistical Area) is now estimated to be 2.35M.  (Note:  The “MSA” is defined to include […]

Broaden uses of Oregon Gas Taxes?

Doug Allen retired after 35 years with TriMet Service Planning and Scheduling and belongs to AORTA. He is a long time supporter of good transit and land use planning, and lives in SE Portland. Senate Joint Resolution 16 would refer a constitutional amendment to Oregon voters in November 2016 that relaxes constraints on the use […]

New info on the Southwest Corridor options

Lately, the Powell/Division project has been getting much of the press, with significant public outreach in advance of next week’s Steering Committee meeting.  But the Southwest Corridor project–a project that is on a far longer timetable–has been making some advances as well.   This past week, three new documents were published by the project team: A […]

Daylight Savings Open Thread

Some of the latest happening in Portland-area transportation and land use. As mentioned last time, the Powell/Division Steering Committee further narrows down the project alignment next Wednesday.  The preferred alignment seems to be Tilikum to 12th to Powell to 82nd to Division to Hogan to Stark to Kane to MHCC.  Along this stretch, most of […]

KBOO Bike Show: Maintaining your Ride

 Listen to the show (mp3, 27.2MB) Alon and Tori talk with Momoko Saunders and Diana Holland from Bike Farm, a volunteer-run collective which provides access to a shop, tools and advice from mechanics. In the second half Alon interviews Tori to get her bike maintenance tips.

Map Your Way Down Powell/Division

In my Planning Commissioner role, I have a chance to see how an enormous number of people respond to the Comprehensive Plan “Map App” as a convenient and understandable way to give input on the plan. Now Metro has followed Portland’s lead, and you can give your comments on the Powell-Division transit corridor (and the routing […]

Valentines Day Open Thread

Today is Valentine’s Day, and Oregon’s birthday to boot.  For it’s birthday, the Beaver State gets a new governor, as John Kitzhaber will resign next week. The Willamette Week takes a look at Oregon’s governor-to-be, Kate Brown.  As Governor, she will have the power to fire and appoint TriMet’s board of directors.   She has plenty […]

KBOO Bike Show: Events!

 Listen to the show (mp3, 16.6MB) Alon and Christopher talk with Jude Gerace of Sugar Wheel Works about their “Live the Revolution” event, a story-telling fundraiser for the Safe Routes to School program. In the second half, they speak with Meredith Klein and her students about the Youth Bike Summit in Seattle this month.