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PBOT Bicycle Advisory Committee Meeting
January 11 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
NOTE: Meeting held virtually until further notice.
The twenty-member volunteer Bicycle Advisory Committee (BAC) meets monthly to review projects and discuss bike issues. The committee advises City Council and bureaus on all bicycle-related matters. The meetings are staffed by the Portland Bureau of Transportation bicycle coordinator. The public is encouraged to attend. Snacks and drinks are provided.
For more information about the BAC, visit the transportation bureau’s website.
Agenda will be posted on week of meeting
January 2022 Agenda:
Public Comment (6:10-6:20)
Vibrant and Inclusive Community Space (6:20 – 7:00)
PBOT planner Nick Falbo will present on an extension of PBOT’s successful roll out during the pandemic of its public street plaza program. Named “Vibrant and Inclusive Community Space” program, this effort will be funded with a $2.5 million grant from the Federal American Rescue Plan funds. With planning in early stages Nick will present some lessons learned from the plaza program and discuss with the committee directions in which more permanent installations can take form.
Feedback on Left-Turn Calming (7:00 – 7:20)
Beginning as a pilot program in 2019, PBOT installed left-turn calming features on some of our roadways. Left-turn calming makes use of rubber speed bumps to “harden” centerlines. By forcing more deliberate turning movements the treatment results in slower turning speeds and thus safer conditions. Seeing positive results PBOT expanded the program in 2020 and 2021. Some people have expressed concerns that this treatment creates potential conflicts with people riding bikes. There has been at least one reported bicycle crash. Matt Kelley with PBOT has been managing this program and is seeking committee feedback on this treatment.
Reflecting on 2021 and Planning for 2022 (7:20 – 8:00)
A year ago, the BAC held a virtual retreat to identify areas of focus and priorities. This is a chance to reflect on that exercise, discuss highlights and lowlights of 2021, and how to adjust in 2022.
Questions about this agenda or other questions about the Portland Bicycle Advisory Committee please contact:
Roger Geller, Roger.Geller@portlandoregon.gov
Also, visit the Bicycle Advisory Committee website at: https://www.portland.gov/transportation/bicycle-committee