Portland

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Are Retail Stores the New Community Centers?

Why so many boutiques are serving up their wares with a side of coffee.

AP Photo/Molly Riley

What Do Drivers Really Think About Cyclists?

Not much, according to a new survey.

Nike

Portland's Ambitious New Bike-Share Will Be Sponsored by Nike

“Biketown” will reportedly be the largest “smart” sharing system in North America.

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The 4 Types of Cyclists You'll Meet on U.S. City Streets

Most metro area residents are “interested but concerned”—a finding that can help guide urban planners.

Human Access Project

Convincing Portland to Swim in the Willamette River

Long associated with sewage, Oregon’s Willamette has finally been declared safe for recreation. One activist wants residents to test the waters.

AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato

Bike Commuting: Still on the Rise

New numbers from the League of American Bicyclists show that if you build the lanes, cyclists will come.

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Portland Ranks First Among Major U.S. Cities for Biking to Work

The city’s rate of cycle commuting is the highest it’s ever been.

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Portland’s New Car-Free Bridge Is a Symbol of U.S. Mobility Goals

Tilikum Crossing allows walkers, cyclists, and transit riders—but not drivers.

NOAA

The Raging Future of American Wildfires

The risk of major blazes could increase 600 percent by mid-century, say scientists.

REUTERS/Andrew Burton

Coming Soon to America: One Fare Card for All Transit

It’s working in other parts of the world, so what’s the holdup in the U.S.?

AP Photo/Matt Dunham

Why You Don't Really Care About the Next 'Big One'

Terrible natural disasters will come someday, but most people have a hard time worrying about stuff that isn’t imminent.

Craigslist

There's a T. Rex-Shaped Bike for Sale on Portland's Craigslist

Act like a mad paleontologist who reanimated a dinosaur for only $2,000.

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Portland Debuts Rain-Themed 'Creative Crosswalks'

It’s not just being weird this time—there’s a safety value to the new crossings.

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The High Cost of Residential Parking

Every time a new building includes space for cars, it passes those costs on to tenants.

Tulpi

We Need More Street Furniture Shaped Like Tulips

Get up from the "Tulpi" seat, a Dutch invention, and it closes like a flower.

Courtesy Jonathan Maus

A Private Tour of Portland's Forthcoming Car-Free Bridge

Tilikum Crossing, which will allow buses, bikes, walkers, and light rail but not private cars, will open in September.

Oregon Humanities

The Voices of the Displaced in Portland, Oregon

"Losing those spaces means that you lose a critical element of who you are."

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The Complete Business Case for Converting Street Parking Into Bike Lanes

An annotated, chart-filled review of 12 studies from around the world.