in downtown Tigard.
Remember Tigard? It’s a great little town about 10 miles southwest of Portland. Back in January we held a great Get Together event at a pub right alongside the Fanno Creek Trail. The room was packed with advocates, city staffers, and even a few politicians.
Today, I’m happy to share a few news items that show how Tigard continues to move in the right direction for bikes.
First is an exciting event happening this Saturday to kick off the completion of the first phase of Tigard’s downtown bike parking program. The non-profit Westside Transportation Alliance worked with the City on this project and they’ve installed 25 staple-style bike racks outside downtown businesses. The racks are bright yellow, which I think is a brilliant way to raise visibility (both of the parking and of biking in general).
This Saturday (7/10) at 10:00 am, Tigard Mayor Craig Dirksen will join advocates for a ribbon cutting ceremony out front of Tigardville Station (12370 SW Main St). There will be free coffee and donuts and a ride to several other new bike racks will follow.
In other Tigard bike news, the City is currently recruiting volunteers to serve on the Pedestrian and Bicyclist Subcommittee of the Tigard Transportation Advisory Committee (TTAC). This subcommittee advises the TTAC on biking and walking projects and provides feedback on project design, planning, and other issues.
With its small main street, growing advocacy scene, and access via the Fanno Creek Trail, Tigard is positioned to be a much better town for biking in the years to come. If you live in the area, consider getting involved. For more information, visit the City’s Bike Tigard website.