Portland, OR. The Street Trust hosted its annual Alice Awards, (formerly the Alice B. Toeclips Awards) to recognize individuals and organizations that have made a difference in active transportation. Multnomah County Commissioner Jessica Vega Pederson posed with winner Leah Benson and Executive Director at The Street Trust, Jillian Detweiler. Leah Benson is the founder and owner of Gladys Bikes, a gender-inclusive bike shop in Portland.

William Henderson was also honored at the celebration at Castaway Portland on September 28th. He’s the co-founder of Ride Report, a Portland-based company helping cities improve biking with crowd-sourced data and maps.

Multnomah County Commissioner Jessica Vega Pederson, Jillian Detweiler, Executive Director at The Street Trust, and William Henderson, Co-Founder of Ride Report

“Leah and William are leaders making cycling more inclusive, accessible and safe. Their work demonstrates that transportation alternatives are good for business,” says Jillian Detweiler, Executive Director at The Street Trust.

The event brings together community members, transportation activists, and local leaders to celebrate the work done to make the northwest the best region to walk, bike and ride transit.

From The Street Trust:

The Street Trust ® is a non-profit membership organization working to promote and improve public transit, walking and bicycling conditions in Oregon. Since 1990, The Street Trust has worked in partnership with citizens, businesses, community groups, government agencies, and elected officials to create communities where people can meet their daily transportation needs through active transportation.

The Street Trust
618 NW Glisan Street, #401 Portland, Oregon 97209 (503) 226-0676 www.thestreettrust.org