Green Lane Project director in town next week for panel discussion

Green Lane Project director in town next week for panel discussion

Roskowski at the NACTO Designing Cities conference last month.
(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland)

Martha Roskowski, the director of the Green Lane Project will be in Portland next week and she’ll moderate a discussion with local transportation officials about bikeway design. The event is set for Tuesday night (12/4) from 6:30 to 8:00 pm and it’s being hosted by the Portland Bureau of Transportation.

Roskowski is the former executive director of Bicycle Colorado who was tapped by the Bikes Belong Foundation to lead the Green Lane Project, which aims to hasten the development of protected bikeways in America. Back in April, Portland was chosen as one of six “focus cities” to take part in the project.

At the event Tuesday night, PBOT says Roskowski will, “lead the discussion focusing on national and international developments in bicycling transportation and how Portland can learn from those advances.” A short video by Streetfilms, Cycling Copenhagen, Through North American Eyes will be shown and audience members will be encouraged to pause the viewing to ask questions of the panelists.

The panel includes PBOT staffers that work on bike-related projects: Rob Burchfield, City Traffic Engineer; Roger Geller, City Bicycle Coordinator; Peter Koonce, Division Manager for Signals, Street Lighting and ITS; and Dan Bower, Division Manager for Active Transportation. PBOT Director Tom Miller will also be on hand to introduce Roskowski.

This should be a great opportunity to learn what PBOT is up to in their quest to reach 25% bicycle mode share by 2030 and to ask those burning bikeway design questions you’ve been wondering about. Find out more details here.

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