Posted by Elly Blue (Columnist) on November 30th, 2009 at 10:03 am
What is the state of bicycle advocacy in the nation's most bicycle-friendly city?
Join us this Thursday for an informal discussion of just that. Come talk and learn about recent staffing shake-ups at the Bicycle Transportation Alliance, the Community Cycling Center's efforts to reach out to minority populations, carfree activism, Critical Mass, Idaho Stop, cycle tracks, bicycle funding, and the grassroots advocacy initiatives that never stop cropping up.
We may ask a few people to stand up and introduce themselves and their advocacy work and ideas -- but in general, this is a casual chance to get together, talk about the issues and the bigger picture, ask questions, brainstorm ideas, and discuss hopes for the future.
This will be on Thursday, December 3, from 5:00pm to 7:00pm at Floyd's Coffee Shop in Old Town (not to be confused with their longtime original location on SE Morrison). Floyd's has a large, comfortable space, wifi, and serves beer as well as coffee and tea.
Afterwards, you'll be well-positioned to take in some art at First Thursday -- or go discuss advocacy of a more pedestrian nature (just kidding) at the Willamette Pedestrian Coalition's happy hour at Great Hall at 1406 SW Broadway, where you can meet their board members and pick the brains of their newly full-time executive director, Steph Routh.
What: BikePortland Social
When: Thursday, Dec 3, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Where: Floyd's Coffe Shop in Old Town, 118 NW Couch