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June Commuter News

In This Issue
Bike More Challenge Recap

Bike and Walk Laws Event
Public Input Opportunities
Commuter Kickbacks Winners
Columbia Sportswear Bike Share
Who We Are
Westside Transportation Alliance is a nonprofit that works with employers and local governments to reduce single occupancy vehicle commute trips in Washington County, Oregon. 

Bike More Challenge 2019

WTA League Recap
What a great month of bicycling!
  • 787 riders in the WTA League recorded 11,244 trips
  • WTA awarded more than $1,000 of incentive prizes to 50 participants
  • 12 teams competed for the champion's trophy: City of Beaverton, Columbia Sportswear, First Tech Federal Credit Union, City of Hillsboro, Kaiser Permanente Westside Medical Center, Intel, Laika Studios, Lam ResearchNike, City of Tigard, Vernier Software & Technology, and Washington County.
The 2019 WTA League Champions are City of Hillsboro!

Congratulations City of Hillsboro on becoming the first ever two-time champion. In other awards:
  • Most Total Riders, Miles, and Trips: Nike
  • Most Miles per Rider: Lam Research
  • Most Trips per Rider: City of Hillsboro
  • Highest Participation Rate: Vernier Software & Technology
  • Most Engaged New Team: Laika Studios
  • Most Encouraging Team: City of Tigard
  • Most Riders Logging Trips Every Day in May: Intel
At least two riders from every team in the WTA League won incentive prizes during the month. Intel (7), Nike (7), and Washington County (6) had the most prize winners.

Congratulations to all the teams and riders, and thank you to all the team captains! 
WTA received some great Bike More Challenge story and photo submissions throughout the month. The winning photo (above) was submitted by David from Vernier Software & Technology. David said, "Biking every day this month has helped me be more confident in sharing the road with cars, seek opportunities to ride in the weekend for errands, and reconnect with a hobby I enjoyed in my teenage years." Congratulations David on winning a $100 Amazon gift card.

Bike and Walk Laws Brown Bag Lunch Event

Kaiser Permanente Westside Medical Center
2875 NW Stucki Ave, Hillsboro
Elk Plaza just outside the main hospital entrance
Please join us for a free hour long presentation by veteran TCNF bicycle and pedestrian attorney Ray Thomas on Oregon law relating to people bicycling and walking. Ray will cover a wide range of topics, including lighting, signaling, bike lane use, riding two abreast, sidewalk riding, and what to do if you’re in a crash. Attendees will receive a free copy of Ray’s Oregon bike legal guide, Pedal Power, which is also available here.

Two Public Input Opportunities
Washington County and TriMet Seek Feedback

The Washington County Urban Road Maintenance District Advisory Committee is asking for public input on proposed pedestrian and biking improvement projects. Input is requested by June 30.

TriMet is holding an online open house to gather input that will help define the role of Park & Rides in the Southwest Corridor Light Rail Project. The open house runs through June 28.

May Winners

Erik from Genentech, Jorge from Allstate, Bradley from Columbia Sportswear, and Yoko from Nike each received $20 gift cards to Chipotle! In addition, Kathleen from Allstate won a $100 gift card to Top Golf! Congratulations to all the May Commuter Kickbacks winners.

May's Commuter Kickbacks winners show that lots of people were finding ways to reduce single occupancy auto commute trips even if they didn't use their bicycles for commute trips. This month's winners used carpooling and transit (both bus and MAX) for their commutes. 

Don't forget - there are now new ways to up your chances of winning. This month's prizes will be FOUR $50 Fred Meyer gift cards! Contact Jeff if you have any questions.

Columbia Sportswear Bike Share

WTA and Columbia Sportswear are partnering again in 2019 to provide a free bike share program for employees at the Columbia Sportswear Amberglen location in Hillsboro. The bike share provides employees a first/last mile connection to MAX and provides options for workday errands. The bike share launched this week and will run throughout the summer months. Thank you to Columbia Sportswear for your partnership and for providing this great benefit to your employees. 

WTA Members

Washington County
City of Beaverton
Columbia Sportswear
First Tech Credit Union
City of Hillsboro
Kaiser Permanente
Portland General Electric
Lam Research
Portland Community College
City of Tigard
Laika Studios
Tualatin Hills Park and Recreation District 
Vernier Software & Technology
Enterprise Rideshare
City of Forest Grove
Thomas, Coon, Newton and Frost Law Firm
City of Wilsonville - South Metro Area Regional Transit (SMART)
Affiliate Members
Beaverton Area Chamber of Commerce
Beaverton Round Executive Suites
Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce
The Intertwine Alliance
Portland Transport
Ride Connection
The Street Trust
Tualatin Chamber of Commerce
WashCo Bikes
Westside Economic Alliance
Made possible with support from Metro and the Federal Transit Administration 
Our mailing address is:
12725 SW Millikan Way, Suite 300
Beaverton, Oregon 97005

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