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  1. Join us for an evening of Bike Love Stories on Feb. 12Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 2 | BTA Blog

    Live the Revolution , presented by Sugar Wheel Works , is just around the corner and we'd like to spend this evening of lively, bikey entertainment with you! We've still got a few early bird tickets up for grabs here .


  2. Women Bike: January RecapRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 1 | BTA Blog

    Our Facebook group continues to grow, we are busy working to build partnerships to curate an exciting calendar for Spring and Summer, and we saw great attendance and lots of new faces at all of our January events. A week after the snowstorm that hit Portland a few days into 2016, we had a great turnout for our first event of the year.


  3. Hey Give!Guide Donors, Thanks for the LoveRead the original story

    Tuesday Jan 12 | BTA Blog

    Willamette Week's 2015 Give!Guide was the most successful one yet! Not only did Portland donors meet Willamette Week's $3.25 million goal, they raised an additonal $250K. Wowza!! HUGE thanks to all of you who donated to the Bicycle Transportation Alliance in support of safe streets.


  4. Women Bike December RecapRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 5, 2016 | BTA Blog

    This was one of the rainiest December's in recorded history, with 25 straight days rain amounting in over a foot of rainfall. While the rain shut down our Winter Wonderland ride to PIR, the bad weather couldn't keep our Women Bikers from having lots of fun at our indoor December events.


  5. Speak Up for the Future of Bicycling in OregonRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 7, 2015 | BTA Blog

    The Oregon Department of Transportation recently released a draft of its' new Oregon Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan , a policy framework for the next 25 years of bicycling across the state. A multitude of great work went into this revision, but we feel it has shortcomings.


  6. For Every Kid Campaign Update: Thousands want safe routes to schoolRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 2, 2015 | BTA Blog

    This month our Coalition added a dozen new members and held events to highlight the safety and health needs of our community by advocating for dedicated funding for Safe Routes to School! Learn more about our past accomplishments and how you can be involved in our future by enjoying these November highlights from the campaign trail. #1 "Your Voice Counts" Rally Save the Date and Pledge! Please mark your calendars for Thursday, January 28, 2016 to attend For Every Kid's "Your Voice Counts" Rally where we will gather public comment for Safe Routes to School.


  7. November Women Bike RecapRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 12, 2015 | BTA Blog

    Fall finally beat out the summer heat last month, and chilly temperatures settled in through November. But a little cold didn't get in the way of all of our fun Women Bike events! Last month we partnered with Gladys Bikes for their monthly Bike Maintenance class , where participants learned how to properly clean their bikes, lube their chains, and change a tire.


  8. Pedal Pals Bike Drive at Arleta SchoolRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 1, 2015 | BTA Blog

    Pedal Pals, our second bike donation drive for the school year, is right around the corner. Pedal Pals benefits our Bike Safety Education students and is taking place on Saturday, December 12th at Arleta School in SE Portland.


  9. Barbur Boulevard Road Safety Audit- Years late and not what we ordered.Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 19, 2015 | BTA Blog

    The BTA ordered chips and salsa for SW Barbur Boulevard. Years after placing the order, The Oregon Department of Transportation has just told us, "an enormous salad is on the way!" We love salad, and so we are excited about the many great proposals ODOT has made for Barbur Boulevard.


  10. North Portland Student Bike DriveRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 1, 2015 | BTA Blog

    We are coming up on our second-ever bike donation drive for Bike Safety Education students: it's taking place over the weekend of September 26th and 27th in St. Johns/North Portland. The event will be hosted at Sitton Elementary with Bikes 4 Humanity providing refurbished bikes and a team of mechanics .


  11. BTA Announces New Women's InitiativeRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 6, 2015 | BTA Blog

    At last night's Annual Member Meeting, we made a big announcement to our members: we are launching a women's initiative called Women Bike, focused on getting more women in our region using bicycles to meet their transportation, health and personal goals and needs. Nicole Davenport, formerly BTA's Membership Manager, has taken on a new role at BTA as the Women Bike and Bike Commute Challenge Program Manager.


  12. Weigh In: Powell Blvd Safety Project Open HouseRead the original story

    Jul 27, 2015 | BTA Blog

    What : SE Powell Safety Project Open House Date & Time : Thursday, July 30th from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Place : Inside first floor CafA at Catholic Charities, 2740 SE Powell Blvd. Safety project on SE Powell Blvd ODOT is hosting a public open house next Thursday, July 30 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the first floor CafA at Catholic Charities, 2740 SE Powell Blvd. Portland, OR 97202. *Parking is available on the west side of building .


  13. El Programa HispanoRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 23, 2015 | BTA Blog

    The Bicycle Transportation Alliance led bikes rides with 63 high school students from El Programa Hispano in East Portland and Troutdale. These rides were designed to provide educational resources for students and empower them to explore their neighborhoods by bike.


  14. Safety Audit Reveals "Shocking" Deficiencies on SW BarburRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 2, 2015 | BTA Blog

    We have pored over data from our mock "Road Safety Audit" on SW Barbur and have reached an unsettling conclusion: SW Barbur Boulevard is not a safe place for walking and biking! On June 15th, as part of Pedalpalooza , a small but intrepid group gathered for a tongue-in-cheek send-up of the upcoming Oregon Department of Transportation " Road Safety Audit " aimed at addressing safety issues on SW Barbur Boulevard. We met at ODOT's Portland headquarters and, armed with safety vests and a very simple form, set out for SW Barbur.


  15. BTA and Bikes 4 Humanity Spring 2015 Bike DriveRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 1, 2015 | BTA Blog

    The Bicycle Transportation Alliance Education team partnered with Bikes 4 Humanity on June 6 and 7 to donate 40 bikes, helmets, sets of lights, bells, and U-locks to Bike Safety Education students in outer SE Portland! We worked with the teachers and administrators at six Title I schools to identify Bike Safety Education graduates from the 5th and/ or 4th grade who do not own or have access to a bike. Lent School hosted and invitations were extended to students from nearby schoos, including: Earl Boyles, Gilbert Heights, Woodmere, Whitman, and Creston.


  16. Exploring East Portland by BikeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 25, 2015 | BTA Blog

    This past Saturday the Bicycle Transportation Alliance hosted a Policy Ride in East Portland to highlight active transportation projects that will be constructed in the near term as well as those that are planned, but not yet funded. Policy makers, advocates and community leaders converged on the streets of East Portland to explore and discuss these projects that will improve biking and walking conditions in the area.


  17. Recent Crashes Remind Us to Design for Human BeingsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 3, 2015 | BTA Blog

    The Portland region has seen a spate of recent serious crashes involving people riding bikes, including one fatality. Last Friday afternoon, another crash occurred between someone driving a car and someone riding a bike.


  18. The BTA Guide to PedalpaloozaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 3, 2015 | BTA Blog

    Portland is about to be hit with its annual tsunami of bike fun : Pedalpalooza . For almost all of June, Pedalpalooza offers over 250 volunteer-organized, mostly-free bike events: everything from lectures, to scavenger hunts and late night dance parties to history rides.


  19. Statement on Recent Serious Crashes in Washington CountyRead the original story

    May 29, 2015 | BTA Blog

    The Bicycle Transportation Alliance is deeply saddened by two recent serious crashes in Washington County, in addition to the three recent serious collisions within the City of Portland. Our thoughts are with David Garcia, who was hit while biking west on SW Barnes Road in Washington County.


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