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Portland Bureau of Transportation

Phone: 503-823-5185

Fax: 503-823-7576

1120 SW Fifth Ave, Suite 800, Portland, OR 97204

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Bicycle Lunch and Learn series


Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) presents

the semi-monthly Bicycle Lunch and Learn Series

Third Thursday of odd-numbered months (January-November)

Noon to 1pm

City Hall,  1221 SW 4th Ave,  2nd Floor -Lovejoy Room

(bring your lunch!)

Click here for archive of past Bicycle Lunch and Learn sessions.

coming up:

Thurs, May 19, 2016

SmartTrips staff makes a delivery by bike.SmartTrips for New Movers: The Right Time for Behavior Change

Presented by Sarah Goforth, PBOT Active Transportation and Safety Division

Since 2014 Portland SmartTrips has provided active transportation information to over 73,000 new mover households. Capitalizing on an influential time when movers are already in a state of change, SmartTrips encourages new movers to consider all of their transportation options. As a result, program participants report they are walking, biking, and taking transit more than prior to moving. In fact, they’re driving 7% less for both commute and non-commute trips. Join us for a rich storytelling event told through data, charts, and travel behavior analysis.  

SmartTrips logo and graphicSarah Goforth works for PBOT on the Portland SmartTrips program. She is one of three bicycle delivery staffers and is also responsible for conducting travel surveys and data analysis, as well as overseeing the Active Transportation Ambassadors and outreach program.

Thursday, July 21, 2016:

logo for 2016 International Open Streets SummitOpening Portland's Streets - Local Innovation and International Connections

Portland's street network is the largest publically-owned open space in the city.  Since the founding of the city people used this space for movement, commerce, recreation and community connection.  Sometime in the first half of the 20th century, however, policy and perceptions shifted to prioritize the space almost exclusively for movement and storage of motor vehicles. 

In the 21st century the City and its residents are looking to support a healthy balance of uses for our public right-of-way. Come learn about experiments in tactical urbanism, Open Streets events and the International Open Streets Summit that Portland will host in August.

Click here for archive of past Bicycle Lunch and Learn sessions.

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For more information contact Timo Forsberg / 503-823-7699.

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