Chris Smith at
Pioneer Courthouse Square
File photo: 7/27/06
The word on the street is that citizen activist, blogger and consummate Portland transportation insider Chris Smith is considering a run for Portland City Council.
Smith was recently profiled in the Portland Tribune in a front page story that called him, "Citizen Smith".
A former transportation chair for the Northwest District Association, Smith is also Mr. Streetcar. He sits on both the Citizens Advisory Committee and the board of Portland Streetcar Inc.
Is he bike-friendly? Definitely.
In 2006 he was nominated for an Alice B. Toeclips Award by the BTA and he volunteered to catalog, host, and create a website for the KBOO Bike Show.
Add this to the rumor that Commissioner Sam Adams might run for Mayor in '08 and things could be looking up for cyclists in City Hall.
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