The 2012 Oregon Legislative Session is underway!
Make sure your representative and senator know that you support complete streets that are:
- Safe for walking to school
- Safe and convenient for commuting by bicycle
- Accessible and comfortable for senior citizens and people with disabilities to take TriMet
With a large budget deficit and a struggling economy, active transportation projects and funding will be an easy target for cuts. Now is a great time to get in touch with your legislators in Salem and let them know that active transportation funding, infrastructure and equity are important to their constituents back home. When you call, make it a point to specifically and directly ask them to support active transportation.
Contacting local officials
- Master Contact List for Oregon, Multnomah County, Portland and Metro – who to contact when you want to add your voice to local and regional transportation decisions
- BTA Advocacy Toolkit – useful tips on how to effectively communicate with decision makers
- Invest in Bikes 2-sheet – Ever encounter someone who doesn’t believe investing in bike infrastructure is a smart public investment? Here are dozens of reasons to support bike investments, even if you never plan to ride a bike. Use this sheet to help educate the unconvinced on the many, many benefits we all receive when we invest in bikeways.
- Map of ODOT-owned Streets in Portland, also available in list format from Portland Afoot.
- ODOT Organizational Chart – power pyramid of ODOT decision-making
- PBOT Organizational Chart – chain of command at PBOT
- Metro Organizational Charts from Portland Afoot.
Know your rights and the law
- Pedal Power: A legal guide for people on bikes by the firm of Swanson, Thomas & Coon
- Oregon Pedestrian Rights: A legal guide for people on foot by the firm of Swanson, Thomas & Coon
- Action Pamphlet: A citizens’ guide to initiating violation proceedings by the firm of Swanson, Thomas & Coon