Black Perspectives on Active Transportation

Portland State University, Transportation Research and Education Center


Thursday, April 25, 2019
9:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. PDT

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Portland’s Black community has been deeply affected by decades of disinvestment, disruption displacement, and gentrification. Some active transportation infrastructure changes such as the N. Williams bike lane and the proposed Lloyd to Woodlawn Neighborhood Greenway have been met with opposition from the Black community. This session seeks to help people who work on active transportation understand how the Black community thinks about active transportation, why that is, and ideas for effective and authentic community engagement. This roundtable will consist of brief presentations from panelists with the opportunity for Q & A. Committed panelists include: Jackie Yerby, Urban League of Portland Director of Advocacy and Civic Engagement and Irene Marion, PBOT Equity + Inclusion Manager. We will seek to engage other thought leaders in the Black community such as Dr. Lisa Bates, Associate Professor of Urban Studies and Planning; Rukaiyah Adams, who grew up in NE Portland and is leading the Albina Vision project; Joy Davis, Executive Director of the Portland African American Leadership Forum; community leader Lakeitha Elliott; Mychal Tetteh, PBOT Fixing Our Streets Program Manager and former CEO of the Community Cycling Center, and Keyonda McQuarters, lead organizer of the Portland chapter of Black Girls Do Bike.


Jackie Yerby

(Moderator) Jackie Yerby is a long-time social justice advocate and community leader. She recently joined the Urban League as the Director of Advocacy and Civic Engagement. Prior to this role, she served as the Executive Director for Bradley Angle, a non-profit that works with survivors of domestic violence to achieve ... Read More

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