Join the conversation at Bikes for All
Since the winter of 2009, we have dreamed of hosting an event that would invite more people into the conversation about the barriers to bicycling within low-income and communities of color. We envisioned an opportunity to share more about our Understanding Barriers to Bicycling Project work with affordable housing communities and to exchange ideas with people and organizations passionate about building a healthy community with bicycles for people of all backgrounds.
This spring, we connected with Shelli Romero from the Oregon Department of
Transportation and the idea for a community conversation was finally launched. Joseph Santos-Lyons from OPAL and Leslie Esinga from New Columbia offered to add their stories and perspectives.
We’re calling the event Bikes for All and we plan to examine provocative questions, such as “Why does access to bicycling matter?” and “What role does active transportation play in creating a healthy community?”
We look forward to sharing our findings, hearing your stories, and connecting attendees to projects, programs, and policies to help build a healthier community.
Refreshments and child care will be provided.
Please join us!
What: Bikes for All: Building a Healthier Community with Bicycles
Where: Community Education Center at New Columbia, 4625 N Trenton
When: Wednesday, August 18th, 6:00-7:30 pm
Please RSVP to Laura so that we can plan for refreshments.