Posted by Elly Blue (Columnist) on May 14th, 2009 at 12:35 pm
We'll be bringing our next BikePortland Get Together event to Milwaukie, Oregon, our neighbor to the immediate south.
Anyone who lives, works, commutes, rides through, or otherwise spends time in Milwaukie (or its general vicinity) is invited to join us.
Milwaukie seems to be quietly experiencing a bicycling renaissance.
Back in 2007 the city held a series of Transportation System Plan meetings, out of which came a more coherent vision for biking in Milwaukie, as well as a bike map has been created and bike parking has been installed downtown. Another result was the grassroots formation of MilwaukieBIKES!, a group centered around an email listserv and billed as "a convenient communication hub for the bicycling community of Milwaukie, Oregon."
The city maintains a good comprehensive resource page for people who ride, and may soon form a Bicycle Advisory Committee
On hand to chat will be several local bike advocates and Brett Kelver, an associate planner with the City of Milwaukie who is working on a signage plan for the city's bikeways. Kelver will update us on the
status of the bikeway signage plan, which is similar to Portland's green bikeway signs showing mileage and approximate times to various destinations. The draft plan is available from the transportation section of the City's website.
This is the fourth in our ongoing series of monthly Get Togethers. These are informal social events meant for everyone to meet each other, talk shop, compare notes, and generally have a fun evening. Come discuss all of the above, as well as bike routes, connections, issues in Clackamas County generally, and whatever else is on your mind.
By popular request, the event will be at Cha Cha Cha at 11008 SE Main Street in Milwaukie, which apparently has the best selection in town of local, organic beer on tap, and a food and drink happy hour coinciding with part of this event (through 6pm).
Here are the details:
BikePortland Get Together -- Milwaukie
When: Monday, May 18th, 5:00pm - 7:30pm
Where: Cha Cha Cha, 11008 SE Main Street, Milwaukie