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Saturday, November 13, 2010

Portland Pushes the Envelope for Bicycling: Bike Boulevards Become Greenways

 This is a great new video from Streetfilms.org by Clarence Eckerson, Jr.  that says everything about how, if we can't create separated bikeways or cycle tracks, let's make friendly bicycle streets or "greenways," out of our neighborhood streets so bicyclists, pedestrians, skaters, skate boarders, and everyone else can enjoy them without the automobile dominating everything.   That is what Portland is doing as a part of their campaign to achieve 25% bicycle trips.   Simple traffic calming techniques, like speed bumps, and even simpler ideas like "changing the orientation of nineteen stop signs" on NE Going St. in Portland to facilitate the flow of bicycles seems like a no-brainer.  Surely we can do things like this in Fort Collins.


Portland's Bike Boulevards Become Neighborhood Greenways from Streetfilms on Vimeo.

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