As Amtrak invests in improving its trains to carry bikes, some customers are warning that Amtrak’s buses are falling behind.
A late-night incident in which Amtrak workers awoke two Portlanders to tell them, incorrectly, that their folding bikes weren’t allowed as carry-ons has led the agency to clarify its policy.
Amtrak apologized Tuesday to a Portlander traveling through Texas who said train workers woke her up and yelled at her for having a folding bicycle as carry-on luggage.
Riding in other cities can be fun and fascinating — like this ride in Baltimore.(Photo © Elly Blue) The holiday travel season is coming up. If you’re leaving Portland, maybe you’ve thought about bringing your bike along for the trip this time. A bike doesn’t make sense for every trip or every destination. But if … Read more
Boxing up the Brompton was a team effort(Photos by Elly Blue) I’m beginning to realize a few things about traveling with a folding bike. First of all, it’s definitely a passport to general goodwill and friendliness. I had a great time chatting with a homeless guy and a college student on the L’s blue line … Read more