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Oregon Bike Summit: Who’s here? (Part Two)

Posted by on June 4th, 2010 at 4:05 pm

As promised, here’s the second installment of portraits and a bit of information on the advocates here at the Oregon Bike Summit

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Kirsten Kaufman, the Bike Realtor.

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Christopher Boyce, The Bicycle Chiropractor.

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Tanja Beer, an intern with Portland Bicycle Tours.

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Jay Graves, owner of Bike Gallery, member of Oregon State Parks Commission and one of the most dedicated bike advocates in the country.

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Lynn Weigand (L) and Jennifer Dill, bike researchers with the Oregon Transportation Research and Education Consortium at Portland State University.

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Alison Graves, executive director Community Cycling Center.

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Michelle Poyourow, advocate (formerly with BTA)

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Kris Schamp, Northwest Trail Alliance and Portland Racing.

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Tim Blumenthal, executive director Bikes Belong.

Wish I had more time to share more bio details on all these wonderful people. Suffice it to say, these are just some of the folks working to help make Oregon (and America) a great place to bike.

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    Marcus Griffith June 4, 2010 at 4:20 pm


    Judging by the lineup of speakers, it looks like this year’s summit is highly informative.

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    CaptainKarma June 4, 2010 at 9:01 pm

    I would’ve LOVED to attend the Bike Summit, but being a mere mortal, had to choose between paying $50 there, or $56 to my sewer bill. Which ironically would be supporting more bike infrastructure…..

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    noah June 5, 2010 at 10:32 am

    So who were the three Big Idea winners, and how did the presentation go?

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    Alicia Crain June 5, 2010 at 3:15 pm

    Captain Karma – there were scholarships available for folks who couldn’t afford the registration fee. This enabled me to attend. I’m sorry you were not made aware of this option.

    Also, the green streets money that is being used to “jumpstart” neighborhood greenways is ONLY being used to fund infrastructure related to stormwater treatment – such as curb extensions with bioswales – that also happen to benefit folks not using cars (mainly pedestrians by reducing the crossing distance). These investments are being coordinated with specific bicycle infrastructure investments (putting the curb extension bioswales on the same streets that will get neighborhood greenway (formerly bicycle boulevard) infrastructure) to get the most bang for the buck. This is a confusing topic, so sorry for the poor explanation about the use of greenstreets funds in correlation with implementing neighborhood greenways.

    Alicia Crain
    Bicycle Advisory Committee

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    mh June 5, 2010 at 4:05 pm

    Alicia, you’re sorry the water bill/stormwater management relationship to bike improvements was presented so poorly? We’re all sorry. We now look like an overprivileged bunch because the ancillary effects are good for cyclists, regardless of who’s receiving the primary service.

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    Dan Kaufman June 7, 2010 at 10:18 am

    #3 – Noah, I got to present for the grand prize winner since he was not in the state and our ideas were similar.

    Here is a video from the bike summit with Jonathan talking about the winners and my speech about Bike Freeway 101.

    Sorry the a/v is not crystal clear. It’s from a pocket video recorder a few rows back.

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