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Geller, Birk and the “Leading Edge of Bicycle Transportation”

Posted by on January 7th, 2008 at 4:56 pm

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City of Portland bike
coordinator Roger Geller.
(Photo © Jonathan Maus)

The current (Roger Geller) and former (Mia Birk) bike coordinators for the City of Portland will speak at a Women’s Transportation Seminar luncheon tomorrow (1/8).

Birk, who’s now a principal at bike and pedestrian planning firm Alta Planning and Design, will give a talk called, The Leading Edge of Bicycle Transportation Policy and Practice.

Here’s the blurb from the official event web page:

“Portland continues to lead the nation for bicycle transportation planning and implementation. Portland Bicycle Coordinator Roger Geller will discuss ideas for making Portland a world-class cycling city and updating its Bicycle Master Plan, including visionary policies, long-term and short-term safety enhancements, funding opportunities, and targeted marketing.

Former Bicycle Program Manager and current Alta Planning + Design Principal Mia Birk will share the cutting edge in bicycle policy and practice nationwide, including upcoming changes to the AASHTO Guide to Bikeway Design and MUTCD Chapter 9 (Bicycles), innovative bikeway design techniques in other cities, forward-thinking bike-transit-land-use integration policies, and safe routes to school promotion.”

For full details on the event check out the WTS website (I realize the RSVP date has passed. My apologies for not getting to this sooner.)

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