Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on May 30th, 2012 at 4:50 pm
As we shared last month, the Green Lane Project is an initiative backed by the Bikes Belong Foundation that seeks to hasten the development of protected bike lanes and support the development of "world-class bicycling facility networks" in Austin, Chicago, Memphis, Washington D.C., Portland, and San Francisco over the next two years.
So far, details of what exactly the initiative has in store for the selected cities have not been made available. What we do know so far is that Bikes Belong will provide technical support, some PR savvy for participating cities, and a small amount of money to help tee up a project or two. A statement released by Bikes Belong today said that Chicago DOT Commissioner Gabe Klein "will announce initial plans" at tomorrow's press event. (UPDATE: And BTA Executive Director Rob Sadowsky is also in Chicago and will be reporting back on what he hears.)
In other Green Lane Project news, I recently came across information that project director Martha Roskowski is looking for bike bloggers in each of the six cities. The bloggers would be paid ($400 a month!) to write, photograph, and shoot video about the progress of the project. I have no idea who will get the job here in Portland; but I'll be looking forward to reading their coverage.
- Press Release: Portland joins five other cities in national project for protected bikeways
- Talk in Portland, action in Chicago
- Green Lane Project director in town next week for panel discussion
- Portland hosts five 'Green Lane Project' cities at reception tonight
- Cities — including Portland — will vie for spot in "Green Lane Project"