Opinion: A biased look at Beaverton’s auto dealerships

Buffered Bike Lane with a bike symbol and arrow pointing forward

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.

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