Portland Seeking New Members for Bicycle Advisory Committee
Interested in knowing first-hand about issues affecting bicycling in Portland? Want to invest some time working to make Portland a better city for bicycling? Want to be in a position to officially advise City Council and city staff on matters relating to bicycling?
If yes, then consider applying to be a member of Portland's Bicycle Advisory Committee.
Portland's Bicycle Advisory Committee has been a standing city committee since the early 1970s. Its purpose is to advise the Mayor, City Council and all city departments on all matters relating to bicycling for transportation and recreation.
Committee members meet monthly to review and make recommendations on:
- planning documents affecting bicycling
- funding priorities for bicycle-related projects
- the activities of other jurisdictions that affect bicycling in Portland.
The committee is made of up 13 members with full standing, and up to five alternate members. Members are appointed to a 3-year term. To qualify, applicants must:
- Be an adult resident of the Portland Metropolitan area
- Have an interest in promoting the use of the bicycle for transportation and recreation
- Make a commitment to attend monthly meetings and participate in committee work
If you are interested, you will find the Bicycle Advisory Committee Job Description, Bylaws, and application form on-line at http://www.portlandtransportation.org/bicycles/default.htm. You can also request an application and supporting materials from Roger Geller at 503.823.7671 or email him at
Applications must be received no later than Friday, July 2.