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New nonprofit 'Move Oregon' launches with vision of car-lite prosperity

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013
Screen capture from the new MoveOregon.org.

A team of heavy hitters from Portland's private, public and nonprofit sectors has teamed up to create what looks like Oregon's most important new transportation nonprofit in years.

It's setting out to be, in a sense, public transportation's answer to the Bicycle Transportation Alliance or to AAA Oregon.

In the five months since BikePortland reported on the group's formation, Move Oregon — that's its new name — has recruited a bike-friendly director and an impressive board that includes BTA Executive Director Rob Sadowsky, BTA-director-turned-planning-consultant Catherine Ciarlo, Portland Streetcar Executive Director Rick Gustafson and Portland Business Alliance Vice President Bernie Bottomly.

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Update on Couch bike lane: BTA says it's still a 'safety risk'

Monday, May 17th, 2010
After re-striping and other changes by PBOT, people have more room on NE Couch.
(Watch slideshow below - Photos © J. Maus)

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