It’s well-known among cyclists and bike advocates that Portland, Oregon, is one of the most bicycle friendly communities in the United States. City planners, engineers, and officials around the world know it, too. Portland is the picture of a healthy, livable community. It is a city whose leaders understand the importance of the bicycle—not only for its residents but also for its visitors. People move to Portland because they want to live in a place that is bicycle friendly, they bring their families and they put down roots. In addition, Bicycle tourists flock to Portland because it’s a cyclist’s city. They pour money into Portland’s economy. Portland is proof that “if you build it, they will come”.
Portland was not always the cycling-savvy community that it is today. Twenty years ago, it was an auto-dominated city with very little bike infrastructure. Now it has a well-balanced multimodal transportation system that beckons to cyclists around the world . Read More