Bike moves are old hat in Portland. A quick check of the BikePortland archives shows that I first wrote about them way back in April of 2005. Since then there have been hundreds of bike moves in this town, so many that they’ve actually become quite common. And these days, thanks to the rise of cargo bikes, they’ve nearly gone mainstream (at least in Portland).
But a foot move? I had never even considered such a thing until I checked my inbox today and saw an email to the Shift list from the leader of the Willamette Pedestrian Coalition (WPC), Steph Routh.
They’re moving their office 10 blocks and they’ve decided to do it by foot. Here’s a snip from Routh’s email:
“Because we are an organization that promotes active transportation, the idea of moving with cars or trucks was definitely Plan Z. I suggested a bike move because, well, they’re incredibly fun, easy, and a known quantity. After a little discussion with Board members and a few volunteers, though, we decided that a pedestrian advocacy organization should move on foot. This might be a first for a Portland-based organization, so come and help us make active transportation history…”
Routh says “it will be a stuff parade”. If you’d like to join them, bring your wagons, hand-trucks and big backpacks to be a part of the fun. (Bikes and trailers are also welcome of course.)
- WPC Move on Foot
Tuesday, July 13th
711 SE Grand Ave.
Meet at 6:45 to pack up; depart 7:30pm
Thanks and Snacks at the end of the parade at 8th & SE Main.