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?
The October Bike Show comes a little early this month to bring you two great Portland authors and advocates that have explored the world of cycling in our cities and returned with views both surprising and visionary. Jeff Mapes, author of "Pedaling Revolution: How Cyclists are Changing American Cities," and Mia Birk, author of "Joyride: One woman's journey to empower people and transform communities," join us to talk about how bicycles have shaped our past and will influence our days-- and landscapes-- to come.
Host, Linda Olson-Osterlund interviews Colin Beavan, author of No Impact Man: The Adventures of A Guilty Liberal who Attempts to Save The Planet and the Discoveries He Makes About Himself and Our Way of Life in the Process. He and his wife and little girl lived for a year with the power turned off, using no motorized transportation, eating only food produced within 250 miles and trying to produce no trash, while living in a 9th floor apartment in New York City.
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.
The Bike Show will get 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
Kate Welch leads a discussion about obstacles on the sidewalk, most specifically the status of sidewalk cafe seating.
Guests in the studio are:
From the Willamette Pedestrian Coalition; Jeanne Harrison, board member, and Stephanie Routh, director of the WPC.
From the Portland Bureau Of Transportation; April Bertelsen, pedestrian coordinator, and Richard Eisenhauer, Sidewalk Café Program Manager.
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!