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B2 Power

The Bicycle Transportation Alliance has released B2 Power Means Bicycle Boulevards, a new film - produced by CrankMyChain! TV - which explains the bicycle boulevard concept.

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The Road to Biglow

The Biglow Canyon Wind Farm is a three-phase wind power project expected to produce enough electricity to power 100,000 homes. The site is located about 140 miles east of Portland in Sherman County. The Road to Biglow. More information about...

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Portland Courtyard Housing Design Competition

The winners of the Portland Courtyard housing competition have been posted. From the press release: Participants were invited to submit innovative designs demonstrating how higher-density courtyard housing can serve as an attractive option for families with children, while also contributing...

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We Are ALL Traffic

October was not a happy month for the bicycle community in Portland. BikePortland reports Capping a tumultuous past month that was filled with tragedy, memorial rides, anger, frustration, meetings and press conferences, hundreds of people — including Police Chief Rosie...

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Oregon Land Use - Another Big Look

Measure 49, which was touted by most local Worldchanging types as a vital, if flawed, correction to the disastrous Measure 37, passed by a comfortable margin in the last election - reaffirming Oregon's commitment to farm and wilderness conservation through...

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Future Light Rail in the Southeast Corridor

When I was in Shanghai a few years ago, I lamented that there were only two subway lines. Rest assured, I was told. Within 4 years, there will be 14 lines. This map shows the recent expansion of the Shanghai...

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Biking at Night? Turn on those lights!

The BTABlog reminds us that if you're riding your bike at night, lights are important! The police used to distribute lights, but when it comes down to it - riding a bike is so much cheaper than owning a car...


Big Brother arrives in Portland

Everybody has already written about it... but I think one of the fun things on the new Google Streetview of Portland (once you've found your house or apartment), is to find some unique, Worldchanging features of Portland. BikePortland was quick...

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The efficency of multifunctionality: prices are no better in big boxes

I don't usually go to Home Depot. But I have a gift certificate and I'm wandering around this massive warehouse ~ this cavern of suburban development tools, and I imagine to myself - "I will believe the advertisements" and I...


Book clubs and library events

It's great to see that book clubs and reading groups are forming specifically around environmental issues. The newly formed Washington County Peak Oil Reading Group will meet Tuesday July 24th, 7:00pm at Powell's Books at Cedar Hills Crossing. The group...