bikes mean business

14 Clinton Street businesses celebrate bikeway birthday with discounts this week

Michael Andersen (Contributor) by on May 18th, 2015 at 2:37 pm

Neighborhood advocates have teamed up with local businesses to celebrate the huge role bikes play in Clinton Street’s commercial prosperity and the huge role small businesses play in making Clinton Street such a great destination.

The event happens as the City of Portland continues to express concern that businesses and residents would oppose adding one or more traffic diverters to Clinton Street to reduce cut-through car traffic and make the neighborhood greenway a bike route that people of all ages would feel comfortable using.

The organizations Safer Clinton and BikeLoudPDX have joined up to produce the event Bike to Shop Clinton, which kicked off yesterday and continues through Thursday night.

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Summit will take “bikes mean business” to another level

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on May 15th, 2013 at 9:40 am

Everywhere we turn these days it seems there are signs that bicycling means business. Whether it’s impacts to tourism, property values, sales receipts, or economic and urban development — the case is very strong. Another major component of the “bikes mean business” mantra relates directly to how having a bike-friendly workplace contributes to the bottom line. Simply put, a bike-friendly workplace can have a significant impact to the physical and financial well-being of businesses and their employees.

At the Portland Employers Bike Summit this Friday, executives, building managers, and HR personnel will get the information and inspiration they need to take advantage of the growing movement to make workplaces more attractive to bicycling and low-car employees.[Read more…]