Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on November 15th, 2012 at 12:24 pm
In case you haven't heard, the Bicycle Transportation Alliance is working on an update to their Blueprint for Better Bicycling. The last one was published in 2005, and the map of potential projects they can put on the list has changed considerably since then. The problem is, they don't know everything you know — so they need help prioritizing which projects should be included this time around.
The BTA has announced three "input sessions" that will take place early next month across the tri-county region:
12/4, 6-8pm: Washington County Input Session at Fanno Creek Brew Pub, 12562 Southwest Main Street, Tigard
12/5, 6-8pm: Clackamas County Input Session at First City Bikes, 916 Main Street, Oregon City
12/6, 6-8pm: Multnomah County Input Session at BTA office, 618 NW Glisan Street, Suite 401, Portland
The BTA is looking for projects that should be focused on over the next 4-5 years. Here's more from staffer Carl Larson:
"Portland’s Bike Plan for 2030 has a tremendous list of ambitious projects that would improve bicycling in the city of Portland. It’s a great long-term City of Portland plan but we need a plan-of-attack for the entire tri-county Metro area — a plan that helps us prioritize the next few years worth of advocacy work... What are your top 3 picks for projects that need to happen in the next few years — projects sure to improve safety and increase ridership?"
If you can't make it to one of the input sessions, the BTA has several other ways you can share your picks.