Portland: America’s Bike City (video)

More and more Americans are looking for ways to be greener as they move about, often by buying cars that use less gas. But the no-gas solution is also growing and that means bicycles.

Where is a great place to live if you’re an avid cyclist? The answer is Portland, Oregon, dubbed America’s most bike friendly city. Portland has not only done more than any other city to welcome bikes and bikers, it is also a center for small-scale bike manufacturing.

The city has invested $20 to 25 million to increase the bike infrastructure and now has more people commuting by bike than any other city. What a great place to live.

Photo credit: j/k_lolz

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29 comments

Tom S.
.7 months ago

Nicest information!!! I'll be enchanted to greatly help due to what I've learnt from here.

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Marianne Good
Past Member 3 years ago

Thanks.

Beverly M.

I'm looking to move to a bike friendly town - looks like I found it!

Teresa Wlosowicz
Teresa W.4 years ago

very interesting, thank you

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Robert O.
Robert O.5 years ago

Good for Portland! Too bad most large and mid-sized cities aren't bicycle friendly (or pedestrian friendly for that matter.) Thanks.

Courtney Bliss
Courtney Bliss5 years ago

I wish Columbus was as bike friendly. But they are working on it!

K s Goh
KS Goh5 years ago

Thanks for the article.

Annemarie W.
Annemarie L.5 years ago

I've always wanted to visit Portland

Mike Masley
Michael Masley5 years ago

Portland ME and Portland OR neck and neck. Need more cities to compete!