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Events Guide: Public talk with bicycle coordinator of Portland, Oregon


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Cities across North America are implementing new cycling networks at a rapid rate. Portland, Oregon (pop. 576 000) has been at the forefront for making cycling safer and more convenient in the city. The results speak for themselves: currently 8% of Portlanders are cycling to and from work each day. That number has doubled since 2005.

The Halifax Cycling Coalition is please to host a public talk by Roger Geller, Portland’s Bicycle Coordinator who has been with their Bureau of Transportation since July, 1994 and is currently working on the city’s bikeway network signing, technical design for bikeways, bicycle parking, and updating Portland’s Bicycle Master Plan.  He will provide Halifax residents with an overview of how the City of Portland has made such strides and what lessons can be taken from their experiences.

WHEN: October 22nd, at 7pm
WHERE: Auditorium (HA 19), Planning and Architecture Building, 5410 Spring Garden Road, Halifax
WEBSITE: Halifax Cycling Coalition

photo by City of Portland



  1. I’m enjoying the tophat on the bike-lane cyclist.
    It sounds like it will be a good talk.

  2. Portland is the best-organized city centre I’ve ever been in (and I’ve been in San Fran., Seattle, Vancouver, Winnipeg, Toronto, Halifax, etc) – so I bet this guy has something interesting to say.