Interview with BTA Board Chair and new hire Rob Sadowsky

Buffered Bike Lane with a bike symbol and arrow pointing forward
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Rob Sadowsky, photographed in
Washington D.C. last week.
(Photo © J Maus)

It’s been a big day for bikes in Portland. This morning City Council unanimously passed a funding plan that will give a $20 million “kickstart” to building bike boulevards identified in the 2030 Bike Plan. A few hours later, the Bicycle Transportation Alliance (BTA) named a nationally recognized leader of the bike movement as their new executive director.

I spoke with BTA board chair Mary Roberts and their newly appointed executive director Rob Sadowsky on the phone earlier today. Below is the rough transcription of our interview.

I begin with questions for Roberts:

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