2009 Archive

December 02, 2009

Portland Bicycle Plan for 2030

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Sara and Tori are joined by Roger Geller, City Bicycle Coordinator in the Office of the Director and creator of the Bicycle Master Plan. The 2030 Bicycle Plan is the crystal ball to the future of cycling and the city's goals. We talk with him about where we are now and where the city hopes to be by 2030. Also joining is Michelle Poyourow from the BTA to bring us their own version of where they see Portland now and what they hope to see in the new plan.

Are we dreaming too big or not big enough? Have we got all we need or is this only the beginning? Join us for an in-depth discussion and bring your own questions, concerns and vision of the future of Portland transportation.

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November 04, 2009

Community Resources

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Elly and Sara talk with members of the Bike Temple and Bike Farm, two Portland-based community resource centers on a mission to support your spiritual and earthly bike needs.

[Editor's note: I have replaced the audio file with a different version with less hiss - apologies for the poor quality of the original version.]

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October 04, 2009

What Makes a Great Cycling City?

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Authors Mia Birk and Jeff Mapes discuss the components of cycling cities.

[This show was broadcast on September 30, a week ahead of the regular schedule - we apologize for the delay in posting the podcast.]

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September 01, 2009

Bicycle-based Vendors

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Bicycle-based vendors are making their mark on Portland's street culture and business landscape. Elly and Sara host a discussion with local two- and three-wheeled shopkeepers. Can you fit an entire convenience store onto a bike? What does it feel like to pedal a coffee shop over the Hawthorne Bridge? How is the city permit office handling these new kinds of mobile businesses?

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August 05, 2009

Mountain Biking

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This August the Bike Show gets down and dirty exploring why mountain biking could make or break Portland's cycling future and what some folks are trying to do about it. From Forest Park trail usage to the Gateway Green, the fight for more trails is heating up this summer.

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June 21, 2009

Bicycle Justice

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Sara and Elly host a conversation about bicycle justice, with lawyer Bob Mionske, author of Cycling and the Law and social worker Meghan Sinnott. Mionske discusses the biases against bicycling inherent in law enforcement, the court system and the written law. Sinnott talks about barriers in both mobility and justice for society's neediest.

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June 03, 2009

Sunday Parkways 2009

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Sara and Beth talk with Linda Ginenthal of PDOT and Metro Councilor Rex Burkholder about Sunday Parkways, three events this summer that will transform over 7 miles of neighborhood streets into temporary parks, so we can enjoy walking, bicycling, roller blading and dancing in the street - without having to watch out for cars!

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May 06, 2009

New to Cycling?

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Getting started: Learn to leave your car or the bus behind and start riding your bike more. Knowing how to ride a bike isn't the same as knowing how to commute on city streets. We talk with newly minted cyclists.

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April 01, 2009

Columbia River Crossing

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Metro Councilor Robert Liberty, Activist Jim Howell and BTA Advocate Michelle Poyourow discuss opposition to, and alternatives for, the 12-lane Columbia River Crossing project.

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February 28, 2009

Amazing Cyclists!

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Oregon is an amazing place to ride a bike not just because of the work of local and state governments.

Ordinary citizens like you and me have worked tirelessly over the years in their own unique ways to improve the cycling landscape.

We learn more about these bike heroes and the upcoming Alice B. Toeclips awards ceremony that will honor their good work. When faced with adversity, why did they keep fighting? Where does the spirit come from? Why do they love bikes?

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February 03, 2009

Idaho Stop Sign Law

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An in-depth look at the Idaho stop sign law which effectively turns stop signs into yield signs for cyclists. Can this law work in Oregon? Is it long past due or a potentially dangerous change? Are all vehicles created equal? Join the KBOO Bike Show to join the discussion and hear what the experts have to say about the future of how we not only go, but stop in Oregon.

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January 07, 2009

Open House

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Wow! What a banner year for cycling! The KBOO Bike Show celebrates LIVE on the air with our New Year's Open House. Blind Pilot, a Portland-based rock band that tours by bike, performs live in the studios. We invite people on the air to share their favorite moments of 2008 and hopes for 2009.

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