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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.

    What are Portland Bike Riders Grateful For?

    What are Portland Bike Riders Grateful For?

    For this short and sweet episode, host Jonathan Maus (founder and editor of BikePortland) tried something new: On-the-bike interviews with random riders. He grabbed his recorder and a mic, hopped on his trusty Tern HSD e-bike and rode up alongside complete strangers to ask one basic question: What about biking in Portland are you grateful for? Almost every person stopped and smiled and was happy to chat. He talked to people of all ages and riding styles.
    "I've gotten pretty cynical from my work over the years," Jonathan said about this episode, "so it was great to get out from my activist and online Twitter bubbles to hear from folks in real life. Maybe it was just because both days I did the interviews the sun was out and it was absolutely wonderful biking weather - but there was no negativity to be heard. And there was lots of gratitude. It reminded me about the vital role bicycling plays in so many people's lives."
    All the interviews were recorded while biking on either N Willamette Blvd, NE Ainsworth, on the Eastbank Esplanade, or in Waterfront Park.
    If you have a question you want me to ask folks, please just get in touch. Speaking of which, please make sure to rate and review our podcast and tell your friends about it.
    This podcast is a production of Pedaltown Media Inc., and is made possible by listeners like you. If you're not a subscriber yet, please become one today at http://bikeportland.org/support (bikeportland.org/support). You can listen to more episodes and find out how to subscribe to our podcast http://bikeportland.org/podcast (bikeportland.org/podcast).
    Our theme music is by https://www.kevinhartnell.com/ (Kevin Hartnell).

    • 10 min
    Casey Kulla: Yamhill County Commissioner and Candidate for Governor

    Casey Kulla: Yamhill County Commissioner and Candidate for Governor

    For this episode, host Jonathan Maus (BikePortland Founder and Editor) sat down with Yamhill County Commissioner and candidate for Oregon Governor, Casey Kulla. We first met commissioner Kulla in December 2020 when he was embroiled in a debate about the Yamhelas Westsider Trail, a rail-trail project he pushed for strongly, only to see it stopped in February of this year when he found himself on the losing end of a 2-1 vote, with his fellow commissioners fueled by the opposition of dozens of local farmers.
    Kulla understands both sides of the issue, because he runs a farm himself.
    Being a farmer in rural Oregon who supports public land access and rail-trail projects is just one of many facets of Kulla's background that give him a legitimate claim to being that rare Oregon politician who just might be able to bridge the much talked about urban/rural divide. From growing up in an evangelical household, to working at a bike shop as a teenager on the Oregon Coast and living carfree during his college days in Bellingham, Washington — Kulla owns a diverse set of perspectives that have helped inform his collaborative and respectful approach to politics.
    We talked about how surfing defines his political style, the perils of "eco-fascism" when it comes to tackling climate change, the limits of being nice in the face of extremism, how the Yamhelas Westsider Trail is like critical race theory, his ideas for reforming the Oregon Department of Transportation, and much more.
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    https://www.kullafororegon.com/ (Kulla for Oregon Campaign Website)
    Casey Kulla on Twitter https://twitter.com/CaseyKulla (@CaseyKulla)
    https://yamhelaswestsidertrail.com/ (Friends of the Yamhelas Westsider Trail)
    https://bikeportland.org/2020/12/11/amid-opposition-and-delays-yamhelas-westsider-trail-planning-effort-rolls-on-323801 (Amid opposition and delays, Yamhelas Westsider Trail planning effort chugs along) (BikePortland, 12/20/20)
    https://www.hcn.org/issues/53.7/north-extremism-how-a-trail-in-rural-oregon-became-a-target-of-far-right-extremism (How a trail in rural Oregon became a target of far-right extremism) (High Country News, 07/01/21)
    https://www.wweek.com/news/2021/11/03/two-yamhill-county-farmers-are-running-for-governor-casey-kulla-wonders-where-the-other-one-has-been/ (Two Yamhill County Farmers Are Running for Governor. Casey Kulla Wonders Where the Other One Has Been) (Willamette Week, 11/03/21)
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    This podcast is a production of Pedaltown Media Inc., and is made possible by listeners like you. If you're not a subscriber yet, please become one today at http://bikeportland.org/support (bikeportland.org/support). You can listen to more episodes and find out how to subscribe to our podcast http://bikeportland.org/podcast (bikeportland.org/podcast).
    Our theme music is by https://www.kevinhartnell.com/ (Kevin Hartnell).

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Shop Talk: Surviving Covid and the Boom (Part 1)

    Shop Talk: Surviving Covid and the Boom (Part 1)

    In this episode, I'll share conversations I had this week with two Portland bike shop owners. The first is Brad Parker from Metropolis Cycles on North Williams Avenue and the second is Cassie Hidalgo, the owner of Gladys Bikes on NE Alberta.
    As we move further away from the peak of the pandemic, I wanted to circle back with shop owners who've been at the front lines of a tumultuous 20 months. First Covid hit and they had no idea what the future would hold. Then before they coucatch their breath, people were knocking down their doors as a bike boom took hold. They they ran out of parts and bikes as they set up an entirely new business model and scrambled to meet demand, while keeping staff and customers safe.
    I waited to do these interviews, because it feels like bike shop life is finally getting back to normal and these owners are starting to breathe easier again.
    Stay tuned for future episodes as I expand this series to a wider variety of shop owners across Portland.
    The Bikeportland Podcast is a production of Pedaltown Media Inc, and is made possible by listeners like you. If you're not a subscriber yet, please become one today at http://www.bikeportland.org/support (bikeportland.org/support). You can listen to more episodes and find out how to subscribe at http://www.bikeportland.org/podcast (bikeportland.org/podcast).
    Our theme music is by https://www.kevinhartnell.com/ (Kevin Hartnell).

    • 38 min
    Catching Up With Vivian Satterfield

    Catching Up With Vivian Satterfield

    In this episode, our host (BikePortland Editor and Publisher Jonathan Maus) talks with Vivian Satterfield, one of Portland's busiest advocates whose work happens mostly behind the scenes as a member of many of the key committees, coalitions and task forces that shape local and regional transportation policies.
    Vivian is director of strategic partnerships at Verde NW, a nonprofit based in northeast Portland's Cully neighborhood that "builds environmental wealth through social enterprise, outreach and advocacy". Just one example of Verde's work is how they organized, lobbied and helped build Cully Park, which opened in 2018. She's also worked as a transit activist with OPAL Environmental Justice Oregon.
    I wanted to talk to Vivian not just because she's a smart and respected leader in the fight to reform transportation in our region, but because she brings a layered perspective to her work as a mixed-race, first generation Chinese American born and raised in urban Chicago. She's also a former bike racer who's competed on the road and at the velodrome.
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    https://www.verdenw.org/ (Verde NW)
    Vivan on https://twitter.com/vivianherself (Twitter) and https://www.linkedin.com/in/viviansatterfield/ (Linkedin )
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    This podcast is a production of Pedaltown Media Inc., and is made possible by listeners like you. If you're not a subscriber yet, please become one today at http://bikeportland.org/support (bikeportland.org/support). You can listen to more episodes and find out how to subscribe to our podcast http://bikeportland.org/podcast (bikeportland.org/podcast).
    Our theme music is by https://www.kevinhartnell.com/ (Kevin Hartnell).

    • 44 min
    Matt Glazewski and Portland Climate Change Politics

    Matt Glazewski and Portland Climate Change Politics

    In this episode, BikePortland editor and publisher Jonathan Maus talks with Matt Glazewski about the politics of climate change in Portland. Matt is a climate expert with 15 years of government experience who's worked on disaster resiliency projects at the local, regional and federal levels. He's worked with the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) and the National Weather Service where he once briefed a U.S. cabinet secretary. He also helped draft the first Climate Action Plan for Clackamas County, and most recently was a senior policy advisor for Portland City Commissioner Mingus Mapps. I wanted to share Matt's perspective because earlier this summer he left his position out of frustration with the lack of urgency at the City of Portland around climate change. And in his final days as a City Hall staffer, he shared his concerns publicly in testimony at a city council meeting
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    Matt's website - https://www.tamarackconsultingnw.com/ (https://www.tamarackconsultingnw.com/)
    Follow Matt on Twitter - https://twitter.com/sentencesrunon (@sentencesrunon)
    Matt's testimony at Portland City Council, 6/21/21 - https://youtu.be/0m0oxn7xEAI?t=882 (https://youtu.be/0m0oxn7xEAI?t=882)
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    This podcast is a production of Pedaltown Media Inc., and is made possible by listeners like you. If you're not a subscriber yet, please become one today at http://bikeportland.org/support (bikeportland.org/support). You can listen to more episodes and find out how to subscribe to our podcast http://bikeportland.org/podcast (bikeportland.org/podcast).
    Our theme music is by https://www.kevinhartnell.com/ (Kevin Hartnell).

    • 43 min
    Journalist Ryan Packer and the Interstate Bridge Replacement Project

    Journalist Ryan Packer and the Interstate Bridge Replacement Project

    In this episode I spoke to Ryan Packer, a journalist based in Seattle who covers transportation issues for The Urbanist. Their name might sound familiar, because Ryan is also BikePortland's special correspondent on the Interstate Bridge Replacement Project, or what we often refer to around here as Columbia River Crossing 2.0.
    Ryan recently visited Portland, so I thought it'd be fun to sit down, talk a little shop about what it's like to be an advocacy journalist in the transportation space, hear his latest thoughts about where the project is headed, ask him why — despite all signs showing that we should do otherwise — transportation departments continue to arrive at a "solution" that involves widening freeways, and much more.
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    Follow Ryan Packer:
    https://twitter.com/typewriteralley (On Twitter @TypewriterAlley)
    https://bikeportland.org/author/ryanpacker (BikePortland)
    https://www.theurbanist.org/author/ryan-packer/ (The Urbanist)
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    The BikePortland Podcast is a production of Pedaltown Media Inc. and is made possible by listeners just like you. If you're not a subscriber yet, please become one today at BikePortland.org/support. You can listen to more episodes and find out how to subscribe to our podcast at BikePortland.org/podcast. Our theme music is by https://www.kevinhartnell.com/ (Kevin Hartnell).

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