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(Photos: Jim Chasse)

This story is from east Portland resident and longtime bike advocate Jim Chasse.

One of Portland’s most dangerous roads is finally getting safety upgrades that include new sidewalks, better bike lanes and upgraded crossings from SE 122nd to 136th.

Powell Blvd. improvements have been a high priority for residents since this section of southeast Portland was annexed into the city over 25 years ago… It’s great to see some new concrete on the ground!

I’ve had some time on my hands and decided to scope out the project during construction.

The Oregon Department of Transportation’s Outer Powell Safety Project aims to rebuild the dangerous arterial from I-205 to the Gresham city limits. Initial elements of the project were first proposed in 2012 with $5.5 million in state funding. Unfortunately the project’s cost soared to $11 million and no other funding was available.

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Bicycle Plan for 2030 | The City of Portland, Oregon






The Portland Bicycle Plan for 2030 was adopted unanimously by Portland’s City Council on February 11, 2010.

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Key principles of the Portland Bicycle Plan for 2030:

  • Attract new riders
  • Strengthen bicycle policies
  • Form a denser bikeway network
  • Increase bicycle parking
  • Expand programs to support bicycling
  • Increase funding for bicycle facilities

Bicycling creates safer streets, reduces the causes of global climate change, promotes a healthy environment, and limits the effects and health care costs related to inactivity.  It provides equity and access to viable, affordable transportation options and creates fun, vibrant, and livable neighborhoods.  It supports Portland’s economy and is a sound investment.

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[ Home ] Oregon Electric Vehicle Association







The Oregon Electric Vehicle Association (OEVA) is a non-profit association of electric vehicle enthusiasts. We promote electric vehicle education and encourage their safe construction and use.
We are part of the Multnomah Hot Rod Council and a chapter of the Electric Auto Association.


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Our meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month.


For 2019 we are holding the Mar, Apr, Jun, Sep, and Dec meetings at the World Trade Center, with the meeting location and catering generously provided by Forth. Member EVs can park in the covered outdoor plaza off of SW 1st Ave north of SW Salmon St., Portland, OR. The meeting will be held in one of the meeting rooms.


All other months our meetings will be held at the

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Bicycle Clothing At Its Best–and Our Bicycle Clothing Is MADE IN OREGON!

 


Bicycle Clothing is the Most Critical of All Bicycle Accessories!




Bicycle clothing is what makes or breaks the bicycling experience. It determines if you’re comfortable while riding, and therefore happy! Your bicycle clothing keeps you warm, dry, well padded, and safe.

We have cycling apparel that breathes, keeps you dry, has Velcro for convenience, and 3M-brand reflective elements for safety. We have bike shorts that have padding where it’s most critical, and bicycle jerseys and other garments that have extra room where it’s needed most. We designed our bicycle clothing thoughtfully; and we take bicycling, bicycle clothing and bicycle accessories very seriously. We make sure that the clothes are perfectly optimized for comfort and function, taking into consideration fit, padding, dryness, breathability, and safety. We make sure that our cycling apparel is perfect for ourselves, and only then will we sell it

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