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.

Paul Kline/Flickr

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.

Stefan Georgi / Flickr

2 Notes of Caution on America's 'Record' Mass Transit Year

The dominance of New York, and the decline of bus ridership.

Courtesy Transitmix

The Incredibly Simple Fantasy Bus Route Tool Even the Pros Love

Transitmix has gone from amateur sensation to agency consideration.

North Drinkware

These Oregon Beer Lovers Have Reinvented the Pint Glass

Finally, a beer glass with a 3D Mount Hood at the bottom!

Brian Libby

Can an Art Collector Save a Portland Ruin?

Jordan Schnitzer wants to turn the long-dilapidated Centennial Mills into the city's next revitalized neighborhood—even if it means reaching into his own pocket.

Juliet Zulu

Portland Musicians Turned This Van Into a Community Basketball Hoop

Meet the real 'Trail Blazers' in Portland's b-ball scene.

dailoPhoto / Flickr

The Future of Transportation Is Not All Flying Cars

What we've learned from our 9-month series on tomorrow's urban mobility.