car culture

Opinion: A biased look at Beaverton’s auto dealerships

Avatar by on January 9th, 2012 at 11:14 am

The subtitle of the article, “City planners hope for more investment in urban renewal district,” is buried under the heading “Beaverton auto sales drive city economy.”

Full disclosure: I love bikes. I love riding them, talking about them, taking pictures of them, and just about anything else that involves them.

I live in the suburbs but my primary mode of transportation is a bicycle. I ride my bicycle nearly everywhere I go with only a few exceptions.

My love of bicycles probably makes me at least a little biased towards bikes and against cars, but I still drive on occasion. My wife and I use our car to visit family in rural areas of Oregon, and she has a 40-mile commute that would be impractical on a bike. [Read more…]