bike trips in portland

Here’s that article that I was reading yesterday about bikes in portland –

http://www.statesman.com/life/content/life/stories/health/12/10/10bikeportland.html

I thought these two quotes were interesting:


In 1971, Don Stathos, a Republican state representative angry that his grandchildren couldn’t ride safely to school, penned the Oregon Bicycle Bill. That law set aside 1 percent of all state highway funds to build and maintain bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure.

In Portland, an estimated 5 to 6 percent of trips made each day are done by bicycle. City officials wants to boost that number to at least 15 percent.

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