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Old 01-08-2014, 06:50 PM
 
Location: Holly Neighborhood, AUSTINtx
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The 4 biggest Portland bike stories nobody wrote in 2013 | BikePortland.org

Something to aspire to for sure.....Which I leads to the next question: Were there other 500,000+ cities that could say the same for 2013?
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Old 01-08-2014, 07:06 PM
 
Location: Vineland, NJ
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Congrats to Portland!


Portlandia bike clip - YouTube
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Old 01-09-2014, 03:19 AM
 
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Wow is this for real? Pretty awesome!!!

But we all know nobody rides a bike in Portland so that's probably why...
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Old 01-09-2014, 12:51 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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Good for Portland, people are obviously getting much better sharing the road and being aware of their surroundings when driving.
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Old 01-09-2014, 01:00 PM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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Good going. There were 14 cyclist deaths in London last year.
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Old 01-09-2014, 01:07 PM
 
Location: East coast
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I'd be curious too on how typical it is for a city of that size to have no cyclist deaths. Perhaps there are stats collected for cities on cyclist death rate per # of cyclists?

In any case, it sets a great example and it's something to strive for everywhere!
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Old 01-12-2014, 01:26 PM
 
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Good going. There were 14 cyclist deaths in London last year.
London is also...much bigger.
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Old 01-12-2014, 03:17 PM
 
Location: Vallejo
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Good going. There were 14 cyclist deaths in London last year.
Portland goes on and off, roughly every other year or so they have a year without any cycling deaths. For some context, NYC had 15 cycling deaths last year and roughly 13 times the population. Now, the rate of cycling in Portland is higher than NYC. It's a good record given the size and rate of cycling, don't get me wrong, but it's not really anything that's new or exceptional.
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Old 01-12-2014, 08:42 PM
 
Location: Holly Neighborhood, AUSTINtx
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Portland goes on and off, roughly every other year or so they have a year without any cycling deaths. For some context, NYC had 15 cycling deaths last year and roughly 13 times the population. Now, the rate of cycling in Portland is higher than NYC. It's a good record given the size and rate of cycling, don't get me wrong, but it's not really anything that's new or exceptional.
But it is "new and exceptional" to the anti-bike crowd who say that cycling is inherently dangerous and shouldn't be encouraged. We have a lot of "Bubba planners" around here who think a transportation model should be three steps instead of four (no mode choice step). I'll go even further and predict in 20 years when autonomous vehicles are common that NYC will have a fraction of the 15 deaths it posted last year.
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