May 5, 2006
Bike to Work Day Event
May is National Bike Month and Portland Transportation Options wants to celebrate the committed bike commuter and those who might be curious about bike commuting! Options is hosting a Bike to Work Day event on Wednesday, May 17, at the Pioneer Courthouse Square in downtown Portland.
The event will be held from 7:30 to 9:00 AM. All new bicycle commuters are eligible to enter a drawing for special prizes. All bicyclists are invited to gather at one of five parks around the city and join group rides in to downtown Portland.
The designated starting points for group rides are Duniway Park in SW, Wallace Park in NW, Arbor Lodge Park in North Portland, Grant Park in NE, and Laurelhurst Park in SW. All riders will be served a light continental breakfast on their arrival to Pioneer Square so come celebrate bicycling in Portland with us. For more information please contact Barbara Plummer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
May 5, 2006 5:07 AM
Michael Wilson Says:
What we need is a "take mass transit to work month". Every politician and their families needs to use mass transit to get to work, go shopping, get to Saturday soccer and the dentist if need be on mass transit for a month. Let's do it during November and December some time.
That way the get to see how some of the rest of us live.
May 5, 2006 6:44 AM
Ross Williams Says:
One of the things that impressed me about Fred Hansen, the General Manager at Tri-met, is his committment to actually using the system he manages. It makes a huge difference to have someone in charge who has a personal stake in how the system operates.
There ought to be an effort to explicitly connect the bike and transit options. Combining transit and bikes extends both by making longer commutes possible and providing access to places that don't have pedestrian connections to transit.
January 16, 2007 1:06 PM
Jan Noland Says:
Is there an identified 2007 Bike to Work Day yet?
January 16, 2007 3:21 PM
According to the League of American Bicyclists website, it's scheduled for May 18.