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Portland, Ore. Businesses Blazing New Trails for this Bike Friendly Town

Category: Biking

September 22, 2011 –  Already a bike-friendly town, Portland, OR is blazing new trails to help its residents embrace the biking lifestyle.  As  outlined in a recent New York Times article, “Developers Cater  to Two-Wheeled Traffic in Portland, Ore.” it is the city’s businesses that are now trying to cash in on biking’s popularity here.  About 7% of Portland’s commuters travel by bike, significantly higher than the rest of the U.S. (1%).

Take for example some of the new businesses that are totally  oriented towards bikers, most of which are located on incredibly busy commuter bike routes like North Williams Avenue:
– Eco Flats is a new rental apartment building with bike racks in the lobby, and bike friendly doors and entrances.  But it has no parking for cars

– The Hopwoods BikeBar is on the ground floor of Eco Flats. The new brewpub has bike locks and takeout food that fits bicycle water bottle holders. It’s located on a popular bike route.

– In the same North Williams district there is the Friendly  Bike Guest House, which features indoor parking for its guests’ bicycles. (more…)

Posted by admin on September 22nd, 2011

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