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  1. 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 .


  2. 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.


  3. 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 .


  4. 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.


  5. 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.


  6. 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.


  7. 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.


  8. 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.


  9. 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.


  10. 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.


  11. Can we count on youto count?Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 27, 2015 | BTA Blog

    Every summer, the City of Portland relies on volunteers to count bikes at over 240 locations around the city. You would think that would be enough but it's not! The 24-Hour Bike Count is exactly what it sounds like.


  12. Weigh In: Bicycle and Pedestrian Citizen Advisory CommitteeRead the original story

    Apr 20, 2015 | BTA Blog

    Multnomah County is seeking to fill three vacancies on its Bicycle and Pedestrian Citizen Advisory Committee with new members who live, work or recreate in Multnomah County. Preference will be given for applicants who live in east county or rural unincorporated areas.


  13. The 2015 Alice Award Winners areRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 9, 2015 | BTA Blog

    The Alice Awards help celebrate the current heroes that are building momentum for the next twenty-five years. Alice Award winners are truly the people and organizations behind the movement.


  14. Weigh In: ODOT Active Transportation Needs InventoryRead the original story

    Apr 7, 2015 | BTA Blog

    Five of BTA's Blueprint priorities are ODOT facilities or cross ODOT roads: TV Highway, Barbur, I-205 path gap, Hwy 26 crossings, and Sullivan's Gulch crossings. ODOT wants your input on walking and biking priorities.


  15. Free mobile workshops and Pecha Kucha session at AT SummitRead the original story

    Mar 20, 2015 | BTA Blog

    The Oregon Active Transportation Summit is coming up on March 30th and 31st. Leading up to these two days of inspiring plenaries, professional training, and networking with innovators, thought leaders, and passionate professionals from the Pacific Northwest, we have a full day of mobile workshops that are open to the public! Join us on Sunday, March 29th for one or many of these mobile workshops.


  16. Weigh In: Powell-Division Equity Work GroupRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 20, 2015 | BTA Blog

    What : Powell-Division equity work group Date & Time : Wednesday, March 4, 2015 from 5-6:30 p.m. Place : David Douglas High School, South Cafeteria, 1500 SE 135th Ave, Portland Please RSVP You are invited to participate in the second working meeting on equity issues related to the Powell-Division Transit and Development Project and the communities it will serve. Help us define the tools and strategies that could be pursued to reduce existing disparities, benefit current residents and businesses, and enhance diverse neighborhoods of the Powell-Division corridor connecting Gresham, East Portland and Southeast Portland.


  17. Open House: Rosewood Initiative to open its own bike shopRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 18, 2015 | BTA Blog

    The Rosewood Initiative , a community-based nonprofit on Stark Street in East Portland, has decided to do something about the dearth of bike repair services east of 107th Avenue by opening up their own weekly bike service this March. To celebrate and connect the community with the project, Rosewood is hosting an open house TONIGHT from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at 16126 SE Stark .


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