Portland Bureau of Transportation Bicycle Lunch and Learn Series
Third Thursday of Every Month (except December), Noon to 1pm
City Hall, 1221 SW 4th Ave, 2nd Floor -Lovejoy Room
(bring your lunch!)
Thursday, November 20th:
Avenues to Advocacy
Presented by Lillian Karabaic, Community Cycling Center Development Coordinator
There are big barriers to taking one's first step into the world of transportation advocacy. People whose voices most need to be heard often experience significant obstacles to advocacy just because the process can be so obtuse. Mychal Tetteh, CEO of the Community Cycling Center, described this problem in last November's Lunch and Learn.
The Community Cycling Center worked to figure out what it would take to demystify transportation funding, budgets, and processes so that anyone can participate. Together with volunteers from Code for Portland, they built a tool that makes make city budgets, citizen reporting, and community meetings accessible to people from all backgrounds.
Come get the first sneak peek at "Avenues to Advocacy" before its release in 2015.
Bring your questions, your ideas – and your lunch!
For a preview, read the CCC's blog post about the volunteer Hackathon to develop the tool.
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For more information please e-mail Timo Forsberg (timo.forsberg[at]portlandoregon[dot]gov) or call 503-823-7699.