A traffic jam can lead to a canceled flight, which can cost Intel precious hours in the short lifespan of important dyes used in Hillsboro chip factories.
As Portland’s government seems to be scaling back its bike investments after years of leading the nation, its private sector is charging ahead after discovering that bike-awareness has become a good way to make money.
Bike commuting by downtown employees has made solid gains since 2001. (Source: Portland Business Alliance 2011 Downtown Portland Business Census & Survey)
At their Annual Meeting at the Oregon Center Ball Room on Tuesday morning, the Portland Business Alliance gave a special award of recognition to some unlikely members. The PBA — long a thorn in the side of city bike planners (and others) for their positions on bike projects — gave their Transportation Award to two … Read more
The Portland Business Alliance released their letter on the Portland Bicycle Plan for 2030 today. The six-page letter signed by CEO Sandra McDonough on behalf of 1,400 businesses expresses support “of the overall goal” of the plan but also calls out some concerns and offers several suggestions. The PBA (download PDF here) calls the plan’s … Read more