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Bike safety leadership workshops

Posted by on August 22nd, 2005 at 11:39 pm

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The City of Portland Office of Transportation has just announced a series of Bike Safety Leadership Workshops coming directly to your neighborhood. The Workshops will include:

  • a presentation about bicycle safety (including bike crash map information)
  • a bicycle ride to locations emblematic of issues related to bicycle safety in the district
  • a re-group for a discussion about some of the more challenging questions (e.g., how do we respond as a community after a fatality? how do neighborhoods better access Transportation or Police services? etc).

The idea is to build a bicycle safety group in each neighborhood that has a common understanding of bike safety issues and to enable a bicycle liaison in the Police precincts.

The schedule for the Workshops is:

If you have any questions contact Greg Raisman at the Portland Office of Transportation, (503) 823-1052 or email Greg.Raisman [@] pdxtrans.org

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