portland bicycle advisory committee

Portland’s Bicycle Advisory Committee seeks new members

by on October 10th, 2017 at 10:31 am

Bike Advisory Committee rides downtown-19

City bike coordinator Roger Geller leads the BAC on an annual bike tour.
(Photo: J. Maus/BikePortland)

If you want to make biking better in Portland, there’s a great opportunity to put your passion into action: The city’s official Bicycle Advisory Committee (a.k.a. “the BAC”) is currently recruiting new members.

The BAC is a citizen-led body that advises all city bureaus, council members, and the Mayor on matters relating to bicycling. When a construction project will impact a major bike route, the BAC is there to sort out the detour and make sure the work-zone is bike-friendly. When a big planning document is about to be updated, the BAC is there to tweak the language and add key provisions. Long before a big project breaks ground, the BAC is there to sweat the details before the design is finalized.
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City’s bicycle advisory committee seeks an east Portland rep

by on August 24th, 2016 at 11:18 am

N NE Quadrant plans at BAC-3

BAC gets down to business.
(Photo: J. Maus/BikePortland)

East Portland is where it’s at these days. We all know how the future looks in the Central City because the changes are happening right before our eyes. But the story of east Portland is still being written. And if the first few chapters are any indication it’ll be a bestseller.

From a bicycling standpoint the possibilities are endless: Activists (like Jim Chasse) and the City of Portland have laid a strong foundation, there’s plenty of right-of-way to work with, and there’s strong demand for a more affordable and healthy way to get around.

If you want to have a powerful voice in this future, the City of Portland Bicycle Advisory Committee wants to hear from you. They have an opening and need to fill it with a person who lives and/or works east of 82nd Avenue.
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Advocate: October PBOT Bicycle Advisory Committee meeting agenda

by on October 5th, 2015 at 4:45 pm

The PBOT Bicycle Advisory Committee monthly meeting is on October 13th at 6:00 in City Hall.

Check the agenda below:

Transportation System Plan Update: Stage 2
Stage 2 of the TSP update focuses on implementing the city’s Comprehensive Plan. This stage will focus on maps and classifications, performance measures (to identify how well the city’s proposals address comprehensive plan goals), looking to Transportation Demand Management and other measures to reduce traffic and parking impacts and consideration of how to manage automobile parking. Peter Hurley and Grant Morehead will discuss this stage 2 work.

TriMet’s track crossing proposals
Jennifer Koozer from TriMet will return to the BAC with Teresa Boyle and Jean Senechal- Biggs from PBOT to provide an update to their proposals for managing bicycle and pedestrian crossings of light rail and heavy rail tracks near Clinton Street.[Read more…]

Here are the Portland Bicycle Advisory Committee’s top 10 priorities citywide

Michael Andersen (Contributor) by on February 27th, 2015 at 1:55 pm

bac top 10

What do you think?
(Click to enlarge, or see below for details and links)

As we reported earlier this week, the City of Portland is trying to hone its massive transportation to-do list by asking people to rank their 10 favorite projects.

In a letter circulated this week, the citizens’ committee that’s most closely tied to Portland’s biking policies shared theirs.

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Advocates mount effort to keep transportation hierarchy in city policy

Michael Andersen (Contributor) by on February 24th, 2015 at 9:35 am

green hierarchy

Created in 2009 for the city’s Climate Action Plan, it’s
maybe the city’s single most progressive statement of
transportation policy.

The City of Portland says (PDF) its new 20-year comprehensive plan is informed by three city documents that created a prioritized ranking for transportation needs.

But it’s an open question whether the “green transportation hierarchy,” as it’s been known since its creation in 2009, will be fully enshrined in the 20-year comprehensive plan as it previously was in the Sam Adams-era Climate Action Plan, Bicycle Plan for 2030 and Portland Plan.

Members of the city’s Bicycle Advisory Committee are making it one of their top requests to the city to keep the chart in place and intact.
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City Bicycle Advisory Committee leaders offer new vision, seek new members

Michael Andersen (Contributor) by on August 19th, 2014 at 2:53 pm


Incoming Portland Bicycle Advisory Committee
chair Ian Stude.
(Photo: M.Andersen/BikePortland)

Update 9/17: The application deadline has been extended to Oct. 24.

The incoming chair and vice-chair of Portland’s Bicycle Advisory Committee are full of energy and they’re recruiting new voices, faces and brains.

“I want to see the committee be more present in the process, both on the community level and the political level,” said Ian Stude, a member of the committee for six years and its incoming chair, in an interview last week. “People who want to cozy up to the beast a little more.”

Vice-chair Heather McCarey is leading the recruiting process for the committee, aiming for a total of 13 members and seven alternates.

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Three City Club ideas that aren’t about bike taxes

Michael Andersen (Contributor) by on May 31st, 2013 at 8:56 am

Cully Boulevard cycle track

A City Club committee found that separated cycle tracks connecting neighborhoods,
like this one on NE Cully Boulevard, should be the city’s priority for bike
infrastructure even if it means eliminating painted bike lanes on other streets.
(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland)

At its regular Friday Forum today at noon, the Portland City Club will hear from a panel of bike experts and vote on the big report about biking in Portland released Wednesday.

If you’ve only heard one thing about the report, it’s probably that it was the latest venue for a group of bike supporters to endorse a dedicated tax on retail bike sales.

But that was far from the only idea in the 83-page report. For example, here are three more interesting conclusions about how to improve biking in Portland from the report, which was a year in the making:

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Take a tour of the central city with PBOT’s Bicycle Advisory Committee

by on September 12th, 2012 at 4:48 pm

Annual BAC facility tour-25

Members of the Bicycle Advisory Committee took a tour of central city bikeways last night.
(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland)

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PBOT Bicycle Advisory Committee Agenda – November 2010

by on November 8th, 2010 at 10:49 am

Meets at 6:00 pm on 11/9 at the Lovejoy Room in City Hall (1221 SW 4th).


Announcements — 6:00

Lake Oswego to Portland Transit Project — 6:10
Patrick Sweeney (PBOT) and Karen Withrow (Metro) will provide a brief update on this project. The project will publish its DEIS (Draft Environmental Impact Statement) on November 19th that will initiate a 45-day public comment period. More information here: http://www.metro-region.org/index.cfm/go/by.web/id=227.

Roadway Not Improved — 6:25
Leah Hyman and colleagues from LARKE will give a short presentation on their project: Roadway Not Improved and ask the committee for their support. LARKE is a group of PSU Masters of Urban Planning students (now graduates) who worked as consultants with the Woodstock Neighborhood Association in 2010. Their project, Roadway Not Improved, explores uses, perceptions and community-based improvement strategies for unimproved roadways in Portland. More information here: http://www.roadwaynotimproved.com/.

Bicycling Down Under — 6:55
Bicycle Coordinator Roger Geller recently returned from a two-week trip to Australia where he met with state ministers, local elected council officials, advocates, government technical staff and delivered a keynote address at Australia’s national bicycle conference. Roger will present his observations of conditions for bicycling in Australia’s two largest cities—Sydney and Melbourne—and discuss what lessons we might take away from them.

Committee Business — 7:25

Adjourn — 8:00

October City of Portland Bike Advisory Committee meeting agenda

by on September 30th, 2010 at 9:07 am

The monthly City of Portland Bicycle Advisory Committee meeting agenda has been posted:

Bicycling and Equity — Alison Hill Graves, Executive Director of the Community Cycling Center, will discuss their recent project resulting in the “Understanding Barriers to Bicycling Interim Report” (June 2010). Alison, a member of the Steering Committee that helped develop Portland’s Bicycle Plan for 2030 will discuss barriers to bicycling in diverse and low-income communities and how we can begin to break down those barriers.

Meet the new BTA Executive Director — Rob Sadowsky has been the Director of the Bicycle Transportation Alliance since early this summer. Rob will present his observations of the state of bicycle transportation in Portland and Oregon, his experience with bicycle transportation in other localities and discuss his vision for how we continue to advance. Rob will also like to hear from committee members about their ideas and visions for advancement.

N/NE Quadrant / I-5 Broadway-Weidler Study — Mauricio Leclerc (Bureau of Transportation) and Steve Iwata (Bureau of Planning and Sustainability) will discuss the planning process and scope for the N/NE Quadrant / I-5 Broadway-Weidler Plans as well as the history of recommended improvements for this area. (http://www.portlandonline.com/bps/index.cfm?c=53265) This project is a collaborative effort of the City and ODOT to integrate land use and urban design for the update of the Central City Plan with freeway planning in the I-5 corridor in the vicinity of the Broadway- Weidler interchange. ODOT has long identified the need to make improvements to the I-5 Corridor near the Rose Quarter. ODOT’s previous freeway design recommendations for this area to address capacity, operational and safety issues have not received sufficient funding or public consensus to advance potential freeway improvements. Mauricio and Steve will discuss how this combined project will address land use, urban design and transportation issues.

Meeting details:
City Hall (1221 SW 4th Avenue) Lovejoy Room
6 p.m. on Tuesday October 12, 2010