KBOO Bike Show: Sharing and Planning

 Listen to the show (mp3, 26.5MB) Tori and new host Meghan Keys speak with Steve Hoyt-McBeth about Portland’s upcoming BIKETOWN bikeshare system and Planning and Sustainability Commissioner Chris Smith about how three current planning projects – the Portland Comprehensive Plan, Transportation System Plan and Central City Plan – will impact people who bike (and everyone else).

KBOO Bike Show: Bikes on the Border

 Listen to the show (mp3, 27.6MB) Alon and Tori speak with Kimball Taylor about his book The Coyote’s Bicycle about the role of bicycles in immigration on the Mexican border. In the second half they talk with Lorenz J. Finison about his book, Boston’s Cycling Craze, tracing the history of race and gender at the dawn of […]

KBOO Bike Show: Bike Culture

 Listen to the show (mp3, 28.6MB) Tori speaks with well known bike community figures about the history and current state of Bike Fun in Portland, including: Ayleen Crotty, founder of the KBOO Bike Show, Filmed by Bike and Breakfast on the Bridges Carl Larson (aka @LilBikesBigFun), late of the BTA Nathan Jones, founder of the Thursday Night […]

KBOO Bike Show: Pain-free Cycling

 Listen to the show (mp3, 27.2MB) Tori and Alon speak with Leah Benson of Gladys Bikes and Annalisa Fish of Endurance PDX about how to make your body work with your bike, covering everything from saddles, to exercises to bike fits to physical therapy.

Class of 2015

A personal highlight for me each year is the opportunity to serve on the panel reviewing presentations for the PSU/PBOT Traffic and Transportation Class. I look forward to seeing the work of each new crop of advocates and this year is no exception! Debra Monzon (PDF 1M) is looking for ways to make Thorburn Street […]

Dynamically Priced Parking = Free WiFi?

A Strong Towns podcast this week features an interview with Donald Shoup in which he suggests his usual approach to selling neighborhoods and business districts on metered parking: share the revenue! But he goes on to suggest another benefit. He describes one district in which dynamic pricing was communicated to meters via WiFi. Since the […]

Pok Pok Parking & Yogi Berra’s Lament

Andy Ricker, the mastermind behind some of the best chicken wings you’ll ever taste, caused quite a stir this week when he opined that allowing development along SE Division Street without accordingly requiring creation of new parking was, “a really stupid idea.” This is not an uncommon sentiment among people who own retail-based businesses in the […]