Bicycle-Oriented Development in, Predictably, Portland
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.