Roger Geller, Bicycle Coordinator, Portland, OR
STREETTALK! WITH SPECIAL GUEST, ROGER GELLER!
@ The LivableStreets office
Mon. Mar. 3, 6 - 8 pm
free and open to the public, donation suggested, beer/wine/drinks served
Roger Geller has been with the Office of Transportation in Portland, Oregon since July, 1994. Roger is the Bicycle Coordinator in the Office of the Director Planning Division. He currently works on Bikeway Network Signing, Technical design for bikeways, Bicycle parking, and an update to the Bicycle Master Plan.
Roger will overview what Portland has done over the past two decades to improve bicycling, what successes have been achieved, and how those successes are measured. He will talk about the four types of cyclists: "Strong & Fearless", "Enthused & Confident", "interested but concerned", and "those who never will." He will talk about the critical roles that political leadership and citizen advocacy play in influencing change. Also, the willingness of city staff to experiment and try out new things and measuring their effectiveness. But things aren't finished with Portland. Roger's talk is, in a sense, a "Tale of Two Cities:" a city that has had significant transportation accomplishments, but one that recognizes that it has barely scratched the surface of what is necessary to truly succeed in shifting people out of single-occupancy motor vehicles to transit, biking, and walking.