Posted by Jonathan Maus ( Publisher/Editor ) on September 28th, 2005 at 9:25 am
Reporting from Interbike…
…the first “Platinum” level Bicycle Friendly Community in the U.S. is Davis, California.
In talking with representatives from the League of American Bicyclists (the organization behind the designation), they said Davis is simply “way ahead” of any other city and that they are even on par with European cities.
I was hoping Portland would be first to get this designation, but I can rest easy knowing that we are a major city and Davis is a small, quaint town, dominated by cows, college kids and a major university. Portland on the other hand is a major city and the challenges we face to become more bike friendly are much greater.
So the “Go Platinum Portland” campaign will press on! Stay tuned for how you can get involved.