Bicycle lawyer Ray Thomas has been named “Advocacy Volunteer of the Year” by the Bicycle Transportation Alliance for his efforts on behalf of Portland’s cycling community.
An avid cyclist himself, Ray not only fights for bicyclist and pedestrian rights in court but is committed to educating cyclists on legal and safety issues. He has been offering free legal clinics to local cyclists since 1994 and is a former board member for the BTA, a nonprofit organization that strives to improve bicycling conditions in Oregon and southwest Washington.
Ray has also worked with the Oregon legislature to revise the state’s traffic laws and make the roads safer for bicyclists and pedestrians; he was instrumental in creating a Vulnerable User statute to provide enhanced penalties for careless drivers.
Congratulations to Ray Thomas on his well-earned award!