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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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Calling all future Active Transportation Ambassadors

Do you like to engage with the public? Are you moved by transportation? (Yes, pun intended…) Then consider becoming an Active Transportation Ambassador.

Ambassadors are volunteers who represent the Bureau of Transportation and share information and resources about how to get around Portland. This rewarding opportunity situates Ambassadors at community events and activities to educate the public about all the ways Portland offers for getting around, which in turn saves people money, increases physical activity, and helps the city reduce congestion and preserve air quality. Pedestrians, bicyclists, drivers and transit riders alike all share our roadways every day. Ambassadors advocate for all road users to share the road safely and courteously.

Apply to become a Transportation Ambassador. Completed applications are due Monday, April 3rd, 2017.

There are numerous types of volunteer opportunities for Ambassadors, from tabling at public events like farmers markets and neighborhood street fairs to assisting with guided walks and bike rides. Other opportunities include helping out at active transportation classes and workshops, assisting during Sunday Parkways events, and conducting bike and pedestrian counts. Ambassadors are asked to volunteer at a minimum of two events during the 2017 season. 

If you are interested in becoming an Active Transportation Ambassador, fill out this application by Monday, April 3rd, 2017.

Selected applicants will be invited to 1 1/2 hour training on Tuesday, April 11th from 6:00 to 7:30 pm.

Want more information? Contact or at 503-823-9863.