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A People’s History of Recent Urban Transportation Innovation

In 1974, Portlanders blocked construction of the Mt. Hood Freeway and made way for decades of transportation innovation. This history, along with those of Denver, New York, Seattle, […]

BTA Announces New Women’s Initiative

Women Bike

At last night’s Annual Member Meeting, we made a big announcement to our members: we are launching a women’s initiative called Women Bike, focused on getting more women in […]

Join us to Celebrate 25 Years and an Exciting New Initiative

long way

The BTA turned 25 this year, and we’re using this year’s annual member meeting as an opportunity to celebrate and launch a new women-focused initiative. But […]

Become A Member, Win Great Prizes!

Join 25 years of momentum and add purpose to your pedal with the Bicycle Transportation Alliance!

Become A Member, Win Great Prizes! Is it about time for a new 2-wheeled ride? What about a shirt that proclaims your love of biking and […]

Safety Audit Reveals “Shocking” Deficiencies on SW Barbur

Our Pedalpalooza ride confirmed the obvious.

The results are in! We have pored over data from our mock “Road Safety Audit” on SW Barbur and have reached an unsettling conclusion: SW Barbur […]

Novick on Climate, Bikelash, and What’s Next


The following is an opinion piece by the Bicycle Transportation Alliance’s Advocacy Director, Gerik Kransky.  While I’ve been focused on the intense politics of transportation issues the […]

BTA Testifies in Support of Vision Zero Resolution at Portland City Council


Update: Portland City Council unanimously passed the Vision Zero Resolution with our recommended amendment #1 on racial profiling (listed below). The Executive Director of the Bicycle […]

Is Barbur Safe? Find out on Monday!

Bring a safety vest and a pen.

Last month, in response to petitions submitted by the BTA and Friends of Barbur, the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) committed to conducting a “Road Safety Audit” […]

Encouraging Enforcement, Discouraging Profiling

The Center for Intercultural Organizing seeks to End Profiling

Vision Zero is a traffic safety program with the goal to eliminate all road fatalities through road design remediation, education, and enforcement. The program is based […]

The BTA Guide to Pedalpalooza (Part 2: Staff Picks!)

3+ weeks of bike fun!

Portland is about to be hit with its annual tsunami of bike fun: Pedalpalooza. For almost all of June, Pedalpalooza offers over 250 volunteer-organized mostly-free bike events: […]

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