New York Times on how Portland‘s citizens helped Portland’s government help its citizens build a sustainable, year-round Bike Culture. It’s my favorite city I’ve never been to. Video:
Bonus. Portland’s Bike Boulevards:
And, sexy Pedalpalooza:
Bike City USA:
A Sustainable Role Model:
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PBS is showing a documentary this month comparing Denver (portrayed as the villainous suburban sprawl) and Portland (the vibrant, densely populated, city of tomorrow). It was really interesting: raising concerns about car culture and quality of life. Turns out that the main difference between Denver and Portland is that when the gov was handing out $$ for big highway projects, Denver built I-270, Portland built a light rail system, bike paths, and parks.