Roger Geller has been a part of the City of Portland’s Bicycle Program since 1994 and their Bicycle Coordinator since 2000. His expertise and commitment to cycling in Portland, Oregon has been a driving force behind Portland’s transformation into a world renowned cycling city. Portland now has hundreds of miles of bikeways and 5.9% of the population ride a bicycle to commute.
Roger has striven to effectively understand and communicate Portland’s accomplishments. His position requires an in-depth knowledge of design, policy, planning and maintenance relating to bikeways. He readily shares his knowledge by giving seminars and classes and is a highly sought after speaker and advisor to many organisations.
On 12 October 2010, the City of Sydney was fortunate to host Roger for a public talk about his experiences in implementing a successful cycling strategy in Portland. With clear parallels to Sydney’s plans for a safe, attractive walking and cycling network there was much to be learned from his presentation.