Democracy Now! talks bikes, carfree conference in Portland

National independent news program Democracy Now! stopped in Portland this morning and filmed a segment on Portland’s bike-friendliness. Show host Amy Goodman sat down and talked with BTA Executive Director Scott Bricker about how Portland became so bike-friendly and she asked transportation activist Elly Blue about the upcoming International Toward Carfree Cities conference which is … Read more

Carfree conference plans take shape

“Rethinking Mobility, Rediscovering Proximity” This summer, Portland will host the eighth annual, international Towards Carfree Cities Conference. For the past several months, conference organizer Elly Blue and a dedicated volunteer crew have been working to solidify the program schedule, find sponsorships, and take care of the myriad tasks and tedium involved with hosting an event … Read more