40 Ways to Get There: The 2005 Blueprint for Better Biking Ride

13 October 2012 | 10:00 am caffeinate, 10:30 am ride | Ristretto Roasters, 3808 N Williams Avenue

Things were different back in 2005.

  • Tom Potter was mayor.
  • “Critical Mass” existed.
  • The Trek Portland didn’t.
  • Bike traffic on the Broadway Bridge was less than half what it is today.

There have been a lot of changes for the city and for the BTA in the seven years since our 2005 Blueprint for Better Biking was published. On October 13, take a bike ride with us to look at which of the 40 projects identified in the Blueprint got done, which didn’t, and which are under way.

In 2005, the BTA released the Blueprint for Better Biking: 40 Ways to Get There. It called out 40 top-priority projects that would improve bicycling in the Portland area. On October 13th at 10am, we will revisit some of the projects listed in the blueprint. In the past seven years, some have seen massive change, many are slowly improving, and others still need serious attention.

What has changed since 2005?

Are our priorities the same?

What needs to be addressed in the next seven years?

BTA advocates and attendees will explore these questions as we explore the city by bike. The BTA is currently revisiting the Blueprint and is in the process of seeking input on project priorities for a new version of the document. If you can’t join the ride, at least you can fill out our online survey, which seeks your input on project priorities.

This will be a sub-20 mile ride. It will not be a loop.