Buffered Bike Lane with a bike symbol and arrow pointing forward

Introducing “Eugene’s version of BikePortland”

Screen grab from WeBikeEugene.org. Got some great news from Eugene-based bike advocate (and juggler) Mike Seager the other day. He and a few other volunteer contributors have launched WeBikeEugene.org, “a site that could be described as Eugene’s version of BikePortland.” Mike’s the editor of the site and he’s also a member of GreyMatter Jugglers, “Eugene’s … Read more

Portland’s “whiteness” cited as reason for bike-friendliness

“…the City of Portland is 450,000 people. It’s a homogeneous community that is very white… We are a very diverse, disjointed city of 4 million people… So we’re a step behind Portland in what we’re trying to do.” — Michelle Mowery, bicycle coordinator for the City of Los Angeles We’ve discussed how race relates (or … Read more

Blumenauer takes a ride in New York City

Blumenauer (in green jacket) avoids a taxi while riding on Sixth Ave.-Watch video below- U.S. Representative Earl Blumenauer went for a ride with bike advocates in New York City over the weekend and Streetfilms was there to capture the action. Blumenauer rolled down the bike lane on Sixth Ave, calling the experience “pretty grim”. However, … Read more

Buffered Bike Lane with a bike symbol and arrow pointing forward

Inspiration from Seoul: An ambitious plan to increase biking

Bike elevators for bridges are just one way Seoul, South Korea hopesto reach 10% bike mode share by 2020.(Graphic: Chosun Ilbo) Seoul, South Korea, a city with just 1.6% of their population regularly using bikes (Portland is at 6% by comparison) has set an aggressive plan to bump that up to 10% by 2020. They’ve … Read more