2022 Bike Count Update
The news is out and its not looking good for bike mode share in the Rose City.
PBOT released the 2022 bike count data
and reported that just 2.8% of trips in Portland are being made by bicycle. These are bike counts not seen since the early 2000s.
But we are not deterred. one bit. We hope with these bike counts we can keep the discussion going and start prioritizing what it means for Portlanders to be able to bike for their next trip.
Our recent Op-Ed in the Oregonian
stated our case:
"BikeLoud PDX firmly believes that our leaders are missing the opportunity to make safety a priority and invest in the spaces we use to get around."
We have had elected officials year after year avoid the word 'bike' in their campaigns, and because of not being able to prioritize what it means to make our streets safe and convenient for Portlanders who are biking: Portland has also reported some of the deadliest years
of traffic violence.
We do not believe this is entirely a coincidence.
Our responsibility is even greater with these new bike counts, and the horrific news of each death from traffic violence. We remain committed, and with these bike counts: we commit to making sure solutions to biking in this city involve your voice.
Friday, April 28th 5-7pm: RALLY at City Hall
Join us for our first rally of 2023 as we gather at City Hall and make sure biking is prioritized in the future of Portland. More info coming soon....
If you are interested in VOLUNTEERING:
Join our planning call Wednesday, April 12th at 7pm
to see how you can get involved!
- Nic Cota, BikeLoud Secretary