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Rob Sadowsky is an active transportation advocate currently working as executive director of the Bicycle Transportation Alliance in Portland. He joined the BTA in June 2010 after six years as executive director of the Active Transportation Alliance in Chicago.
 Political views
 Support for bike-transit alliance
As the former director of a group that changed its name from "Chicagoland Bicycle Federation" to "Active Transportation Alliance" during his tenure, Sadowsky strongly supports political alliances between public transportation supporters and bicycle supporters.
He cited a Metro survey that found support for public transit to be 15 percentage points higher than public support for bicycle transportation. "Let me tell you, I need that 15% to get behind bicycling," Sadowsky wrote. "And to get that 15% behind bicycling, it is important to reach and get behind transit."
He added that "the Bicycle Transportation Alliance is a bicycle organization and we will always approach our work from that bike-centric perspective."
Sadowsky began his nonprofit career in affordable housing, later expanding into economic development issues.
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