Active transportation leader Rob Sadowsky will discuss the state of bicycling and walking in Oregon at the Downtown Athletic Center ballroom in Eugene on Thursday, November 29th at 6pm. This event is open to the public.
Sadowsky joined the Bicycle Transportation Alliance (BTA), a Portland-based active transportation advocacy group, as executive director in June 2010. Rob will discuss the current state of active transportation in Oregon, including what we can expect from federal and state funding, emerging legislative priorities of the Bicycle Transportation Alliance, what’s up and coming in the bicycling and pedestrian movement, and a personal reflection on being in Oregon for two years and how it compares to the rest of America.
Previously, Rob served as Executive Director of the Active Transportation Alliance in Chicago, Illinois for six years from 2004 to 2010. He has more than 25 years of non-profit advocacy and management experience working on issues of affordable housing, community economic development and transportation policy. He serves on the board of the Alliance for Biking and Walking, Institute for Bicycle and Pedestrian Innovation and the Oregon Transportation Research and Education Consortium. He serves on the State of Oregon’s Access Management Oversight Task Force.
At 5pm, LiveMove will host a social hour before Sadowsky’s presentation at 6pm, both in the Downtown Athletic Club’s ballroom. Bike shop Arriving by Bike will sponsor a raffle for free bike gear. Sadowsky is the second speaker in the 2012-2013 LiveMove speaker series. The series brings transportation and planning professionals to Eugene to speak on topics around sustainable transportation and livability issues.
LiveMove is the University of Oregon’s transportation and livability student group. LiveMove’s members engage in community outreach, campus advocacy, and career development around those topics. LiveMove is supported by a grant from the Oregon Transportation Research and Education Consortium, a partnership between four Oregon universities with the mission of supporting surface transportation research.