Portland Bicycle &  Pedestrian Advisory Committee


PBPAC is an ad-hoc group of Portland area residents who work to make the city a better place to walk, bicycle, and wheelchair. 

We advocate and educate on bicycle, transit, and pedestrian issues, including handicap accessibility, with support from the city’s Healthy Portland office, and in collaboration with other offices and organizations including the Bicycle Coalition of Maine, Portland Trails, PACTS, the Department of Public Services and the Planning Department.

Members of the committee have varying reasons for involvement in the group, however, almost all use active transportation as their preferred (or only) way to get around the city. We believe improving conditions for non-vehicular modes of transportation is crucial in achieving the city and state’s climate goals, as well as making Portland a more equitable and enjoyable place to live.

2023 Candidate & Community ride: September 17th


Join us for our annual Candidate & Community ride! 
We'll depart from the Riverton Community Center ( 1600 Forest Ave, Portland, ME 04103) at 11:00 AM.

Since District 4 & 5 are both selecting councilors this year, the ride will go from the Riverton Community Center in District 5 to Payson Park in District 4 via some back streets & trails: the trails aren't particularly challenging, and the route is only 3.6 miles: we don't be ridding straight down Forest Ave, never fear!

We'll finish up with a discussion at Payson Park, on the Triangle of grass between Catafalque Drive & Inlet Road, at just the right time to attend the Back Cove Neighborhood Association's Baxter Blvd Reopening Party (which is 12:30-3:30 & includes music & food trucks!) (https://fb.me/e/4Y3Z79gru)

We'll hand out maps, ride directions & a set of return directions just in case folks drive to the Start

Join the Discussion!

PBPAC meets monthly on the second Monday of the month.

Next Meeting: Monday, October 9, 2023 at 7PM

We will be meeting via Zoom, recurring Zoom link:



Membership is open to any Portland resident. To become a member, attend your first meeting and declare your interest in joining the committee. Residents are eligible to vote beginning their second meeting attended.

Between meetings, discussion occurs on our Google Groups listserv. The listserv is open to anyone interested in discussing active transportation as it relates to Portland.

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