PORTLAND GAINS OFFICIAL RECOGNITION AS A BIKE-COMMUTER TOWN
A U.S. Census Bureau survey released Nov. 20, 2001 ranks Portland
third in the nation in the percentage of residents who bike to work
regularly, coming in only after Minneapolis and Sacramento.
"Portland residents are adept at using alternative transportation to
get to work, including bikes, buses, and feet," reported The
Oregonian on Nov. 20, 2001 (even quoting a BTA staff member).
According to the Census Bureau survey, 2.5 percent of Portlanders
commute to work by bike. That's over 12,000 bike commuters in
Portland--not counting all the other bike commuters in the
surrounding metropolitan area. We can only surmise that BTA members
go a long way (no pun intended) toward building that impressive body
of cyclists. Way to go, and bike on!