Portland’s Bicycle Transportation Alliance has named OHSU’s bike program as one of its 2012 Alice Award winners.
The BTA gives the awards annually for people and projects that demonstrate “outstanding achievements and dedication to building the future Oregon where bicycling is safe, convenient and fun.”
OHSU’s bike program has mushroomed in recent years, led by John Landolfe and Brett Dodson of the Parking and Transportation Department. The Bicycle Transportation Alliance noted that the two have helped bring the program “into the regional and national spotlight. From instituting an online bike incentive program, to providing bike valet services, to earning gold Bike-Friendly Business status from the League of American Bicyclists, they have raised the bar in the bike community. With over 2,000 registered bicyclists participating in the bike program, OHSU is a leader in promoting healthy, sustainable transportation options for employees.”
Today, more than 10 percent of OHSU’s work force regularly bikes to work — most of them biking up the hill to OHSU’s Marquam Hill campus. OHSU’s bike program encourages biking through various services and incentives, including through cash incentives and discounted passes for campus parking if employees log bike trips. The program has exploded in popularity, with more than 30 percent annual growth in bike trips logged in recent years.