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Urban guru Gordon Price gives free talk this Thursday

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This Thursday evening (11/15), Gordon Price will give a free presentation on the effective integration of transportation in high-density environments with an emphasis on land use. If you’ve seen Price speak before, fear not! He always has a new presentation and a trick or two up his sleeve…

Price is a former City of Vancouver, B.C. Councilor and current Simon Fraser University and University of British Columbia Professor who teaches, researches, and writes extensively on urban development and planning.

Gordon's Canvas, aka Vancouver, BC

To learn more about Price check out his electronic magazine, Price Tags or his daily blog on Vancouver and worldwide urban affairs.

What: Gordon Price Presentation
When: Thursday 11/15, 6:40 – 8:40 p.m.
Where: Portland State University, 506 SW Mill - Urban Center, Room DLC 204
Cost: Free and Open to the Public

Contact: Scott Cohen
City of Portland Bureau of Transportation
(503) 823-5345

Stormwater Gardens and Swales Bike Tour

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Saturday, November 17, 2012, 10:00 a.m. - Noon

Image of a Portland bioswalePortland By Cycle Autumn Rides: Stormwater Gardens and Swales

Hawthorne Hostel, SE Hawthorne Boulevard and 31st

Saturday, November 17, 2012

10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Portland is known nationally for its extensive bike facilities and its innovative treatments for stormwater water runoff . Put these two things together, and you have this Saturday's Portland By Cycle Autumn Ride.

The forecast  is rain, which is actually a good thing as you will see these bioswales and raingardens doing their work. 

This is a moderately paced ride, no one will be left behind.

Helmets required.

Questions? Contact Timo Forsberg, 503-823-7699

Photo courtesy of Dutch Dialogues

PBOT’s bike lockers keep your bike safe and dry

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a happy bike locker userIf you love to bike but you don’t have a secure place to park your bike, the Portland Bureau of Transportation Bike Locker program could be a great fit.

PBOT’s bike lockers provide a convenient, safe place to store your bike. You have 24 hour access to the lockers and a choice of nine locations in Downtown and Old Town/Chinatown.

Bike lockers can be rented for three months for $50 or six months for $95. You must also provide a $95 refundable key deposit. For more information, contact Scott Cohen at (503) 823-5345.


Need a bike locker outside of downtown? TriMet’s bike locker program operates bike lockers at MAX stations and bus transit centers throughout the region.  You can also rent bike lockers in the Lloyd District through the Lloyd District Transportation Management Association.


Dec. 4th Presentation on innovative bikeway developments, from around the world to Portland

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Riding on a separated bikewayMartha Roskowski, Director of Bikes Belong Foundation’s Green Lane Project, and a group of local transportation officials will discuss bikeway improvements from international and local perspectives at a free presentation on Tuesday, December 4th.

Portland is one of six focus cities selected to be a part of the Green Lane Project, which works to support building world-class cycling networks.  Roskowski will lead the discussion focusing on national and international developments in bicycling transportation and how Portland can learn from those advances.

The evening will include a short video about innovative bicycle infrastructure in several European cities.  The video will be shown “cinema interruptus” style, allowing audience members to pause the viewing at any point to ask the panel questions.

Who: Green Lane Project Director Martha Roskowski and a panel of local transportation officials

When: Tuesday, December 4, 6:30 - 8:00 pm

Where: Portland Building Auditorium – 1120 SW 5th Ave., 2nd floor

What:  A talk on the Green Lane Project and a short film with discussion. 

Cost: Free and open to the public.

Paying for transportation in the era of hybrids and EVs

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ODOT’s Office of Innovative Partnerships presents new ideas on funding transportation

Road in shape of dollar signHow Will We Pay for Tomorrow's Roads?

Wednesday, December 5th, 2012,  Noon – 1:00 p.m.

City Hall, Lovejoy Room,  1221 SW 4th Avenue

Oregon’s gas tax is the primary funding source for repairing, maintaining and building Oregon’s transportation network. Seeing a trend toward more fuel efficient vehicles and less revenue, the 2001 Oregon Legislature directed the Oregon Department of Transportation to examine various revenue alternatives.

What does the future hold? James Whitty of the Oregon Department of Motor Vehicles’ Office of Innovative Partnerships and Alternative Funding will describe the Road Usage Charge Pilot Program and opportunities to keep Oregon’s roads and facilities safe.

For more information, contact Timo Forsberg, (503) 823-7699.