Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on May 30th, 2007 at 10:28 am
A reader just sent me the link to an audio essay that ran on OPB yesterday. It was created by writer, and recent Portland transplant (from San Francisco via Boston), Elizabeth Moore.
Moore noticed some major differences between the cyclists in Portland vs. other places she’s lived:
“The first thing I learned in Portland is that the bikers here…tend to follow the rules. They wear helmets (I have since bought my first), they signal when they turn (I learned the motions); they equip their bikes with lights (and then use them). After being yelled at on three occasions, I broke down and did the same.”
She then makes a plea to motorists to consider, “biking a little more and driving a little less.”
You can listen to a short audio clip of the segment here.
(Thanks to Emily R. for the tip!)