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127 businesses sign letter in support of 2030 bike plan

Posted by on February 1st, 2010 at 2:13 pm

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Today, the Bicycle Business League and the Bicycle Transportation Alliance delivered a letter to Portland Mayor Sam Adams in support of the Portland Bicycle Plan for 2030 signed by 127 local businesses.

The list includes many usual suspects (bike companies and bike teams), but also some major corporations such as wind power company Vestas, insurance company The Standard, Walsh Construction, Adidas, Tazo Tea, the law firm of Ater Wynne LLP, ad giant Wieden + Kennedy, and others (full list pasted below).

Here’s the text of the letter:

We, the undersigned Portland businesses, are writing you to support the adoption and implementation of the Portland Bicycle Plan for 2030.

We care about the reliable delivery of goods and services, affordable mobility for products and people, and healthy and productive employees.

Portland has achieved a nationally – and internationally-recognized “brand” as a livable, bike-friendly city. But in order to keep and hone that competitive edge (while cities like New York, San Francisco, Seattle and Denver aggressively expand their bicycling networks) we need to innovate and invest in our active transportation assets.

Fortunately, shifting our spending to areas in which we get great returns on investment – like moving people cheaply by bicycle – is a smart strategy in tough economic times. Even the small investments the City of Portland has made in biking facilities in the last decade have already paid off enormously.
Biking and walking are healthy and affordable transportation options for our employees and our customers, and will be integral to reducing our greenhouse gas emissions and fighting global climate change.

The Portland Bicycle Plan for 2030 offers a path to achieving these goals. We support the Plan, and we support its expedient implementation.

And here’s the full list of companies that signed on:

AcuOm Acupuncture
Ashforth Pacific
Assessment Associates, Inc., Environmental Consulting
AT Design
Ater Wynne, LLP
Beaterville Café
Bijou Café
Bill Stites/Stites Design
Biwa Restaurant
Blue Pig Café
Boly:Welch Recruiting
CH2M Hill Portland
Charitable Planned Gift Design Services
Chris King Precision Components
Circle Healthcare
Clinton Corner Café
Columbia Cycle Works
Corsa Concepts
Cup and Saucer
DataBridge Solutions, LLC
David Evans And Associates
DKS Associates
Offices of Dr. Jeffrey D Sher
Earth Advantage Institute
Elentari Handverk
Endura Hardwood
Family Tree Nut Co., LLC
Foot Traffic
Fregonese Associates
Friendly House
Friends of Trees
From The Rooftops
Gabriel Amadeus Designs
Garden By Cycle
Giggles the Green Bean Books, Music & Games
Gossamer Fiber Arts & Waldorf Supplies
Grand & Benedicts
Green Building Services
Green Clean
Green Dog Pet Supply
Green Empowerment
Green Living Journal
Hanna Andersson
Hopworks Urban Brewery
Health & Performance Chiropractic
Imelda’s Shoes and Louie’s Shoes for Men
Jacqueline Authier Landscape Design
James Owen Design
Janus Home
Joe Bike, LLC
Jonathan A. Nussbaum Furniture
Kinetic Performance
Kohles Bioengineering
Laurelhurst Dentistry
Little T American Baker
LRS Architects
Mark Ginsberg, Esq.
Mercy Corps
Metrofiets, LLC
Mojo Cafe
National College of Natural Medicine
New Seasons Market
Oregon Bicycle Racing Association
Oregon Center for Environmental Health
Oregon Screen Impressions
Oregon Sports Authority
Organically Grown Company
Organizers Northwest
Organizing Without Tears
Pacific Northwest Vacations
Papa G’s Vegan Organic Deli
Precision Castparts Corp. Structurals
PDX Stump
PDXK Productions
Pedal Cargo Remodeling
Pedal Nation Events, LLC
Pizza A Go Go
Portland Bicycle Tours
Portland Design Works
Portland Pedal Power
Portland Pedalworks
Quixote Cycles
Rack Attack
Red Bat Press
Red Lemon Creative
Ristretto Roasters
Rose City Mortgage
Ruckus Components
Shiels Obletz Johnsen, Inc.
Showers Pass
Skye Blue Can Sew
Stumptown Printers
Sweetpea Baking Company
Swift Plus Creative
Tazo Tea
Team Oregon
The Cat Hospital of Portland
The eBike Store
The Freshwater Trust
The Standard
Upper Echelon Fitness
Upstream Public Health
Walsh Construction Co.
Wingnut Confections
Zipcar Portland

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  • Evan Ross February 1, 2010 at 2:27 pm

    Yay! Don’t forget, you can continue to show your support – or show it for the first time – by attending the rally at City Hall scheduled for this Thursday Feb. 4th @ 1:30 PM. There is also an informative pre-rally ride meeting at the Salmon St. Fountain @ 11:30 am. Participate in Healthy Streets.

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  • Jeff TB February 1, 2010 at 3:29 pm

    Webtrends? Not on the list?

    My thanks to those businesses who DO support cycling!

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  • Spencer Boomhower February 1, 2010 at 6:57 pm

    Nice! I’m going to keep that list handy as a shopping guide.

    Come to think of it, a bike-friendly Portland shopping guide would be a nice publication to have on a regular basis.

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  • Xftu February 1, 2010 at 7:24 pm

    Surprised there aren’t more professional service firms.

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  • Xftu February 1, 2010 at 7:26 pm

    And no River City? No Bike Gallery? Huh?

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  • John February 2, 2010 at 9:45 am

    OHSU would have signed but this is the first I’ve heard about the letter. We’ve sponsored BTA events and I’m a BTA member. Somehow, this never made it to my desk. We sent our own letter of support to the City during the public process. I’m sure you’d find similar stories of support from River City, Bike Gallery, et al.

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  • Mark Wheeler
    Mark Wheeler February 2, 2010 at 10:02 am

    I own a small local professional service company and we would have signed on, had we only known about this. We do try to be informed but this one got by us.

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  • Brian E February 2, 2010 at 11:05 am

    I suspect there are many more companies like Mark Wheeler’s that would lend support but are not on that short list.

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  • Mary Nichols February 2, 2010 at 1:37 pm

    We would have supported and signed it (Laughing Planet Cafe), but our company was not aware of it. I am curious how companies found out about this? Please let me know. Thanks!

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