Portland Rocks: Check Out Their Bike Rush Hour
That's the Kind of Rush Hour We Like to See
I wasn't so long ago that Portland became the first major U.S. city to win the top prize for bicycle friendliness, which is the Platinum-level Bicycle Friendly Community award given by the League of American Bicyclists. Our friends at StreetFilms just released a short film that illustrates exactly just how vibrant the Portland cyclist community is: Bike rush hour on the Hawthorne bridge. The video speaks for itself, but for those of you who like numbers: "20% of all traffic on the Hawthorne Bridge is bikes. And, Portland's number of cyclists has risen 600% in the last fifteen years and shows no sign of letting up." Awesome.