Posted by Jonathan Maus ( Publisher/Editor ) on August 12th, 2010 at 11:26 am
In their ongoing effort to make the biking and walking path adjacent to I-205 into a “world class facility,” the Oregon Department of Transportation has just announced the “Equity Bike Ride” to show off what they’ve done and what’s planned for the future.
Shelli Romero, ODOT’s Public Policy & Community Affairs Manager, has been doing a lot of biking this summer and says she has “become passionate” about it. In an email announcing the ride, Romero notes that she has also “thought a lot about how bicycling and the issues of equity and creating/building and supporting communities intersect.”
The Equity Bike Ride will bring together ODOT, PBOT, and a host of community organizations including Friends of Trees, Bicyclists of Color, the Community Cycling Center, the Audubon Society of Portland, and others. The ride will highlight the path and will be focused on ODOT and other community groups’ efforts in reaching out to and serving “equity populations.”
In the past year, ODOT and their partners have made major improvements to the 16.5 mile path that runs from Marine Drive in the north to Gladstone to the south. They used federal stimulus money to add lighting along the path and back in December they planted hundreds of new trees with the help of a Metro grant.
- Equity Bike Ride
Thursday, 8/26 at 6:30 pm
Meet at the Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization (10301 NE Glisan)