The Most Bicycle Friendly City In America

<p>Two local transportation advocates shed light on the plans and policies that have made Portland, Oregon the bicycle capital of the U.S.</p>
April 16, 2008, 6am PDT | Christian Madera | @cpmadera
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"For many, Portland is a haven of green-friendly urban planning. It recently topped Popular Science's list of the greenest cities in the United States. A big part of that is bikes. Portland is widely considered the most bicycle-friendly city in North America, so much so that bikes are on display throughout the Portland airport. Worldwide, it's seen as only second to Amsterdam."

Democracy Now, a daily TV/radio news program, hosted by Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez, interviews two local transportation activists about Portland's success.

"Elly Blue is the coordinator of the Towards Carfree Cities conference taking place in Portland this June. She is also a contributing writer to bikeportland.org. Scott Bricker is ... executive director of the Bicycle Transportation Alliance, or BTA, a nonprofit membership group working to promote bicycling and improve bicycling conditions in Oregon and Southwest Washington."

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Published on Tuesday, April 15, 2008 in Democracy Now
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