Turmoil in Bikeland

The BTA is pushing Portland’s Bicycle Master Plan forward, but not without internal obstacles.

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The Bicycle Transportation Alliance has been able to use its significant influence at City Hall to push Portland’s ambitious Bicycle Master Plan forward.

But the organization is also working through major staff changes; BTA advocacy director Michelle Poyourow recently quit, while half of the staff either quit or was let go in the past year.

Whether Portlanders can now summon the political will to fund the nation’s most expansive bicycle plan—and preserve the city’s reputation as the nation’s leading bicycling city—depends to a large degree on BTA’s ability to reinvent itself.

Jonathan Maus, editor of the obsessively detailed blog Bike Portland, wonders if the organization is up to the challenge.

Read the full story at Willamette Week.

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