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News Advisory: Representatives from the Portland Bureau of Transportation, Multnomah County Library and Metro celebrate new “Bike to Books” Bike Month initiative

(May 5, 2016) To mark National Bike Month, Transportation Commissioner Steve Novick and Portland Transportation Director Leah Treat will join Metro Councilor Bob Stacey, Multnomah County Commissioner Judy Shiprack and Multnomah County Library Director Vailey Oehlke at Holgate Library to celebrate “Bike to Books” - a new, bike-friendly collaboration between the Portland Bureau of Transportation and Multnomah County Library. As part of the collaboration between the library and the Portland Bureau of Transportation, every child who bikes to any Multnomah County library branch will receive a free bike light provided by Metro. In addition, PBOT will be offering free resources to families on safe biking with kids and maps of bike routes throughout the city. Libraries around the city are also offering special “bike-themed” story times for visitors as part of Bike Month.

 

WHO:

Commissioner Steve Novick, City of Portland

Leah Treat, Director, Portland Bureau of Transportation

Metro Councilor Bob Stacey

Multnomah County Commissioner Judy Shiprack

Multnomah County Library Director Vailey Oehlke

 

WHAT: Transportation Commissioner Steve Novick and Portland Transportation Director Leah Treat will join Metro Councilor Bob Stacey, Multnomah County Commissioner Judy Shiprack and Multnomah County Library Director Vailey Oehlke at Holgate Library to celebrate a new Bike Month initiative by the three agencies. Following their remarks, there will be a bike-themed storytime at Holgate Library.

WHEN:  May 6, 2016 at 10:30 a.m.

WHERE: Holgate Library – 7905 SE Holgate Boulevard, Portland, OR 97206

VISUALS: Speakers from PBOT, Metro, Multnomah County and Multnomah County Library followed by a special bike-themed storytime for Portland’s youngest readers and readers-to-be.

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