Bicycle-Oriented Development in, Predictably, Portland

They're calling it 'bicycle-supported development', but it amounts to the same thing: new projects are springing up in Portland, OR that cater to the bicycle crowd with extensive bike racks and near popular bikeways.
September 22, 2011, 12pm PDT | Tim Halbur
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Linda Baker reports that the North Williams business cluster in Portland is the epicenter of bikedom:

"In addition to the BikeBar at 3907 North Williams, a two-block stretch of the street houses the United Bicycle Institute, which teaches bike repair and frame building, at No. 3961; the Friendly Bike Guest House, a hostel that caters to cyclists, at No. 4039; and EcoFlats, an 18-unit rental apartment building with a 30-unit bicycle rack in the lobby but no dedicated vehicle parking. The BikeBar is on the ground floor of the EcoFlats building, which also has a shower for commercial tenant commuters."

Portland plans to raise its bicycle commute share to 25% (from the current 7%) by 2030.

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Published on Thursday, September 22, 2011 in The New York Times
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