Scott Bricker, the former executive director of the Portland-based Bicycle Transportation Alliance has been hired by non-profit America Walks, a national coalition of pedestrian advocacy groups.
Bricker, who was let go by the BTA back in November, is now working as a consultant. With his new contract position as Campaign Manager with America Walks, he’ll be responsible for managing their Walking Wins Summit that will be held during the annual Pro Walk/Pro Bike conference coming to Chattanooga, Tennessee in September.
The summit is a project of America Walks and the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals (APBP). The aim of the summit is to coalesce interest groups to support an action plan they hope will fund walking infrastructure and “thus strengthen American communities and ensure that everyone of all ages and abilities has high-quality walking access to their daily needs.”
Our loss – their gain.
“…now working as a consultant…new contract position” Hope he’s able to remain in the NW long term so we too can benefit from his passion and expertise.
Best wishes Scott.
Congratulations, Scott! This is very exciting, indeed.
But he knows all the pro-bike strategies and will use them against us to give pedestrians the sense of entitlement previously reserved only for cyclists.
The balance of power is shifting. Cagers and pedalers will both be pariahs on the roads.
Power to the pedestrian.
Thank you BTA, great job Scott
This is a great move by America Walks.
Scott’s work to create a fabulous national Safe Routes To school Conference here in Portland last year highlighted his ability to manage the ins and outs of such an event.
Glad to hear his is still engaged in the fight. He will do a great job.
WTG, Scott! What makes safer livable streets is good for all of us and Scott gets that.
Best wishes for Scott and his family and I hope they will be able to stay here in Portland.
Scott advocated for pedestrians while at the BTA as well. This is great news for all. When a cyclist gets off a bicycle, guess what the cyclist becomes? A pedestrian! He’ll look out for everyone. (Even drivers of cars who get out of their cars are pedestrians, folks.)
Is that really a job?