Posted by Jonathan Maus ( Publisher/Editor ) on September 13th, 2007 at 3:48 pm
If you’ve ever wanted to get involved with Portland’s bike movement, now is your chance. The Portland Bicycle Advisory Committee (or PBAC in wonky circles) is officially seeking new members.
I’ve reported about PBAC many times in the past, but in case you’re still wondering what they do, here’s the deal: The PBAC is the liaison between the City’s power structure (the Mayor’s Office and City Council) and us citizens. The committee is led by PDOT’s bike coordinator (currently Roger Geller) and made up of a bunch of smart, independent, volunteer advocates. Currently the committee is chaired by bike lawyer Mark Ginsberg.
In a nutshell, if anything goes on in Portland that impacts bicycles, it will be on the agenda of the PBAC. Agencies from ODOT to Metro seek the PBAC’s blessing for their projects.
I’ve learned a ton by just showing up over the years. Please consider applying. We need smart folks like you to fill the vacancies.