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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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7:49AM PDT on May 1, 2013


3:30PM PDT on Apr 20, 2013

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

7:26AM PDT on May 28, 2012

very interesting, thank you

7:18AM PDT on Aug 26, 2011


12:16AM PDT on May 6, 2011

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

10:15AM PST on Feb 8, 2011

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

5:18AM PST on Nov 15, 2010

Thanks for the article.

2:54PM PDT on Sep 30, 2010

I've always wanted to visit Portland

8:17AM PDT on Sep 25, 2010

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

12:19PM PDT on Sep 24, 2010

That's great. I love biking but here in Greece you don't know if you going to return alive at home. The paradise for bikers is Munich, Berlin and the whole country.

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