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The City of Portland, Oregon

Portland Bureau of Transportation

Phone: 503-823-5185

Fax: 503-823-7576

1120 SW Fifth Ave, Suite 1331, Portland, OR 97204

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Get Involved! PBOT Ambassador Program

Calling all future Active Transportation Ambassadors

Ambassador and happy rider at a Shopping By Bike event

Do you like to engage with the public? Are you moved by transportation? (Yes, pun intended…) Then consider becoming an Active Transportation Ambassador.

Ambassadors are volunteers who represent the Bureau of Transportation and share information and resources about how to get around Portland. This rewarding opportunity situates Ambassadors at community events and activities to educate the public about all the ways Portland offers for getting around, which in turn saves people money, increases physical activity, and helps the city reduce congestion and preserve air quality. Pedestrians, bicyclists, drivers and transit riders alike all share our roadways every day. Ambassadors advocate for all road users to share the road safely and courteously.

Ambassadors are asked to volunteer a minimum of two events each year and they get to choose how they would like to help, from tabling at fun and vibrant community events, assisting with guided walks and bike rides, or assisting with other PBOT projects as needed. 

Applications to become an Active Transportation Ambassador are accepted in March and April.

Want more information? Contact Rachel by email at or by phone at 503-823-3472.

Ambassadors' impact - in 2017, 30 people volunteered 407 hours

Ambassadors tabled at 27 public events, visited by over 3500 people.