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BikePortland is a daily news outlet that covers all the ways cycling and street culture impacts our lives. Our podcast features interviews with newsmakers, timely conversations about major issues, reporting from the field, and more.

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BikePortland is a daily news outlet that covers all the ways cycling and street culture impacts our lives. Our podcast features interviews with newsmakers, timely conversations about major issues, reporting from the field, and more.

    BikePOC PNW Co-Founder Will Cortez

    BikePOC PNW Co-Founder Will Cortez

    In this episode we welcomed BikePOC PNW Co-Founder Will Cortez into the Shed. Host Jonathan Maus wanted to check in with Will about Portland's progress on welcoming more Black, Indigenous and people of color into the local cycling and transportation advocacy scene — nearly three years after the George Floyd protests.
    Will and Jonathan touch on a number of topics including: Will's concerns on how BikeLoud PDX tokenizes "equity" in the framing of their new lawsuit against the City of Portland, why progress to diversify government advisory committees is slow/nonexistent, his disappointments with the Oregon Bicycle Racing Association's attempt to attract more Black racers, and more.
    He also shares about his beloved cat (named after a Japanese fruit) and why he thinks the PDX Trophy Cup cyclocross series is the best local example of progress toward a more welcoming and inclusive community.
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    LINKS:
    Making Nature Accessible (Story on Will's work at Metro)Bob Stacey, Khanh Pham, BikePOC PNW named 2021 ‘Alice Award’ winners (BikePortland)HiFi Sound Cycling Components wins $10,000 Inspiring Diversity grant (BikePortland)
    Our theme music was provided by The Podcast Host and Alitu: The Podcast Maker app.

    • 53 min
    Lawyer Scott Kocher on the Bike Bill Lawsuit

    Lawyer Scott Kocher on the Bike Bill Lawsuit

    Go deeper into the lawsuit filed Friday (11/18) by BikeLoud PDX against the City of Portland in this informative conversation between host Jonathan Maus and Oregon lawyer Scott Kocher of Forum Law Group.
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    LINKS:
    Coverage of the lawsuit on BikePortlandOfficial complaint filed filed in Multnomah County 11/18/22 (PDF)ODOT Bicycle & Pedestrian Bill Screening Process (PDF)ORS 366.514 (the "Bike Bill")BikePortland stories written by Scott Kocher
    Our Podcast music was provided by The Podcast Host and Alitu: The Podcast Maker app.

    • 44 min
    What Charter Reform Means for Bike Advocacy in Portland

    What Charter Reform Means for Bike Advocacy in Portland

    Portland voted for a new form of government. It's a huge deal and bike advocates need to understand why — and more importantly — how to take advantage of it.
    In this episode, host Jonathan Maus talks to two people with important insights into what lies ahead: former policy advisor for City Commissioner Mingus Mapps Matt Glazewski (who was interviewed in ep. 18), and researcher/writer at Sightline Institute and former BikeLoud PDX leader Catie Gould.
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    LINKS:
    Charter reform coverage on BikePortland
    Our Podcast music was provided by The Podcast Host and Alitu: The Podcast Maker app.

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    Voices from the SE Powell Blvd Community Forum

    Voices from the SE Powell Blvd Community Forum

    Host Jonathan Maus attended the Powell Blvd Community Forum at Cleveland High School on October 20th. For this episode, he has pulled out several powerful remarks from attendees. It's a rare opportunity to hear advocates speak out about the tragic collision that killed Sarah Pliner on October 4th just a few hundred yards from where the Forum took place.
    Among the voices you'll hear from in this episode is Bike Loud PDX Chair Kiel Johnson, who starts things off with a moving speech delivered on stage as ODOT Director Kris Strickler and PBOT Director Chris Warner sat just a few feet away.
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    LINKS:
    BikePortland's recap of the Community ForumBikePortland coverage of Sarah Pliner collision
    Our Podcast music was provided by The Podcast Host and Alitu: The Podcast Maker app.

    • 22 min
    Live From the World Naked Bike Ride

    Live From the World Naked Bike Ride

    Host Jonathan Maus put on his headphones and took off his clothes to bring you the first-ever podcast episode recording by a naked person riding a bike. Seriously!
    Join him for a full episode of interviews with attendees of Portland's 18th annual World Naked Bike Ride. You'll hear from a wide variety of people — from professional nudists to people who have never shown their bare bodies in public — and you'll hear why this ride is so meaningful to so many people.
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    LINKS:
    PDX WNBR, official Naked Bike Ride website.Jonathan's WNBR photo gallery
    Our Podcast music was provided by The Podcast Host and Alitu: The Podcast Maker app.

    • 44 min
    Metro Council Candidate Ashton Simpson

    Metro Council Candidate Ashton Simpson

    This week you'll get to know a rising star in local political and advocacy circles, Ashton Simpson.
    At just 34 years old Simpson is running for  Metro Council, and with no challengers for his east Portland district seat, he's now Metro Councilor-elect Ashton Simpson.
    Simpson will be just the 2nd Black man to ever sit on Metro Council, following in the footsteps of Ed Washington in the early 1990s. It will be the start of his career as an elected official and the culmination of a whirlwind life journey that has seen him bounce through many life experiences, both highs and lows, that are on par with someone twice his age. After growing up in tough urban neighborhoods in Houston, texas and dropping out of college his first go-round, Simpson found work as a mall cop. When he declined a promotion in the mall security business, his boss urged him to join the Air Force and he served stints as a civil engineer at bases around the world before moving to Portland in 2015. In the relatively short time he's been here, Simpson has worked as a project manager with a construction firm, earned a community development degree from Portland State University, been a community organizer for a nonprofit in east Portland, and has had his current job as executive director for Oregon Walks for since January 2021.
    In addition to all that, in the past two years he's lost several close family members to Covid and other causes, navigated America's racial reckoning as a young black man and has been a doting father to his nine-year-old son, who he lives with in his home in east Portland's Russell neighborhood.
    Given his role with Oregon Walks and his volunteer activism on many transportation-related advisory committees around town, I've already interviewed Simpson several times for stories on BikePortland. So going into this one, I wanted to learn more about him and for the first half of the interview or so, you'll learn a lot about how his life has shaped his values and perspectives.  The second half of the interview has more  policy and project talk and we touch on issues like housing, I-5 freeway expansion projects, 82nd Avenue, Portland's tragic record of pedestrian traffic fatalities and more.
    But as you'll hear from him, Simpson doesn't see a fine line between projects and people. To him, you can't build up one  without the other.
    I really enjoyed this interview and I think you're  going to love getting know Councilor-elect Simpson.
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    LINKS:
    Ashton Simpson for Metro campaign siteQ & A with Ashton Simpson, who just announced a bid for Metro Council (09/16/21 - BikePortland) Oregon Walks ED Ashton Simpson on Hawthorne, ‘aggressive’ bike culture, and more (02/16/21 - BikePortland)
    Our Podcast music was provided by The Podcast Host and Alitu: The Podcast Maker app.

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