Just got some great news from ODOT Government Liaison Shelli Romero. She says the City of Portland will receive a $75,000 Transportation Growth Management Grant to be put towards our Bicycle Master Plan update.
By now, I hope everyone has at least some idea of what the Bicycle Master Plan is all about. Whether you’re an expert, or if you’re still in the dark, you don’t want to miss one of these upcoming public forums.
Mayor Tom Potter was the guest of Sheila Hamilton on the KINK-FM Afternoon Show yesterday. In an interview that dealt mostly with Potter’s charter reform effort, Hamilton also brought up the Bike Master Plan funding fiasco. It’s rare to hear Potter talk about bikes, so I thought I’d share his words with you. Below is … Read more
Download PDF (232 KB) Mayor Tom Potter has just sent a letter to all four City Commissioners and the City Auditor detailing six additional expenditures he will be able to fund in the budget. Included among them is $100,000 for the Bicycle Master Plan Update process. Here’s an excerpt from the letter: “OMF (Office of … Read more
Commissioner Sam Adams and the media. Roger Geller addresses the crowd. In the background are Roland Chlapowski (Policy Analyst for Sam Adams), Commissioner Adams, and PDOT’s Linda Ginenthal. [View my photo gallery of this ride. ]
Word from City Hall is that Commissioner Sam Adams will make an appearance at the beginning of today’s Bicycle Master Plan Ride. Rumors are that he might make a statement about Mayor Potter’s recent decision to cut funding for the Plan. Cyclists at the April Bike Master Plan Ride. File photo: 4/4/07
Portland City HallFile photo: 7/6/06 From a community fund drive to a rally at City Hall, there has been a wide range of reactions to the Mayor’s decision to cut funding for Portland’s Bicycle Master Plan. On top of the list is tomorrow’s Bicycle Master Plan ride. This ride, which meets across the street from … Read more
Portland’s current Bicycle Master Plan was last updated in 1995. It has served us well, but according to city planners and expert consultants, it is woefully inadequate and it no longer serves its purpose. Since it was completed, the number of bicyclists in Portland has skyrocketed and we have become a national model for livability. … Read more
Portland Mayor Tom PotterFile photo: 7/26/06 As promised, Mayor Tom Potter has released a statement about his decision to not provide funding for the Bicycle Master Plan Update process: Office of Mayor Tom Potter City of Portland Thank you for emailing me about the proposed budget and the Platinum Bicycle Master Plan. For this budget, … Read more
Michelle Poyourow and Scott Bricker of the BTA have spent most of the day in City Hall, working to find a solution to get our Bicycle Master Plan Update process back into the budget. Michelle just updated their blog and reported that the Mayor’s office received a record amount of 300 unique phone calls and … Read more
File photo: 4/7/06 Responses from City Commissioners on the Mayor’s decision to not fund the Bicycle Master Plan Update process are trickling in. Commissioner Randy Leonard says, “I will do what I can to get the Bike Master Plan funding back in the budget…thanks for writing me.” Matthew Grumm from Commissioner Dan Saltzman’s office says,