Portland Design Works (PDW) announced they will be donating one percent of their gross revenue from 2009 to the Bicycle Transportation Alliance (BTA), a non-profit membership organization in Oregon and SW Washington.
PDW, a cycling accessory company formed recently by two ex Planet Bike employees, based in Portland, Oregon, is a member of 1% For the Planet. The global group of over 1,000 companies that donate one percent of their sales to nearly 2,000 environmental and advocacy organizations was established in 2002 by Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard.
"Donating our time and money to the BTA is the perfect way to give back to the cycling community supporting us here in Oregon,” said Erik Olson, co-founder of PDW. "The BTA’s vision of opening minds and roads to bicycling is right in line with the values of our company. We want to see more people view bikes as transportation rather than toys."
The BTA's current initiatives include bike safety education classes and lobbying at the local, state and national level to ensure government projects are done in a way that accommodate bicycles.
“We look forward to working with PDW,” said Scott Bricker, executive director of the BTA. “It’s inspiring to see a new business building something like this into the foundation of their company.”
For more information, visit www.bta4bikes.org.