Oregon Considered

6/15/2006 - Late Spring Chinook Run Exceeds Predictions

June 15, 2006

0615_chinook.jpg This past season's run of Spring Chinook Salmon was like a roller coaster on the Columbia River but it ended on a high.

Fishery experts estimated 88,000 of the prized fish, also known as king salmon, would come back to spawn but in fact 130,000 ended up making it. Ley Garnett reports.

complete article...

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Bicycling's $63 Million Impact On Portland

Bicycling's $63 Million Impact On Portland
Anyone who lives in Portland knows that bicycling is big. But just how big is it? The city Office of Transportation wanted to know, so after sponsoring a study, it released the results Thursday that puts the economic impact of bicycling at $63 million. The city's Linda Ginenthal, who is also coorinating a regional bike summit this weekend, says people may take bicycling for granted now, but 10 or 15 years ago, the picture was a lot different. She says although Portland's been rated the number one city by Bicycling Magazine and given a Gold rating by the League of American Bicyclists, there's still a lot to be done in this weekend's bike summit.

Click here to listen to the interview. (about 4:15)


Biking in Portland Websites:

Portland Transportation Department

Bike Summit Website

Bike Portland

COMMENTS

For people interested in bicycle boulevards, the Bicycle Transportation Alliance website offers a lot more background information: http://www.bta4bikes.org/

Posted by: Evan Manvel at June 16, 2006 11:07 AM