September 28, 1994

Earl Blumenauer, Commissioner
1220 S.W. 5th Avenue, Room 407
Portland, Oregon 97204
(503) 823 3589
Fax (503) 823-3596

Joe Keating
3020 SE Yamhill
Portland, OR 97214

Dear Joe:

On behalf of the City of Portland, I want to congratulate you on your innovative community bicycle program. This program has many benefits, such as promoting bicycling as a means of transportation, making good use of used bicycles, and introducing the concept of shared vehicles. I also appreciate your work with the Community Cycling Center, and its efforts to teach skills to urban youth and to promote cycling and cycle repair as a clean, healthy activity.

The effort has clearly been a success thus far. This type of citizen- led program is exactly the type of initiative we encourage and support. Please let us know how we can help.


Earl Blumenauer