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Press Release: Portland Platinum News Conference

Posted by on April 29th, 2008 at 8:06 am

News Conference from: Portland Office of Transportation

LEAGUE OF AMERICAN BICYCLISTS NAMES PORTLAND A “PLATINUM” LEVEL BICYCLE FRIENDLY COMMUNITY

News conference is scheduled for today:
10:00 AM – Tuesday, April 29
Downtown Bike Gallery
1001 SW Salmon Street

The coveted designation of “Bicycle Friendly Community,” given at levels from Bronze to Platinum, recognizes those communities that are improving conditions for bicyclists and cycling safety. Portland is the first large U.S. city to gain the designation and joins Davis, California, as the only other Platinum city in the country.

Commissioner Sam Adams will be joined by Senator Ginny Burdick, Metro Council President David Bragdon, Bike Gallery owner Jay Graves, Oregon Transportation Commissioner Gail Achterman, Bicycle Transportation Alliance Executive Director Scott Bricker, business owner Chris King, Portland Police Chief Rosie Sizer, and representatives from the offices of Multnomah County Chair Ted Wheeler and Congressman Earl Blumenaur.

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