Portland’s citywide commute share for bikes is above 6%, putting it in the top rank of cycling cities in the US.
In new information released by the US Census, the impact of good quality (and quantity) of bicycle facilities on commute choice shows up with some census tracts with over 20% of commuters using bicycles… See the mapRead More »
Change is coming to the city and the usual fights are breaking out. Preservation versus density. Illegal conversion of old houses to commercial uses…Read More »
“All the pedestrian warnings in the world won’t matter if we’re encouraging foot traffic where motorists are hitting highway speeds. It’s like removing all the guardrails at the top of the Empire State Building and expecting people to use common sense not to fall off.” KOIN mediaRead More »
Its normal to assume that future households will be pretty much the same as today’s, yet if we look back just a few decades, most houses in Portland had many more people living in them. Over half had children in the home in the 1960s and many also had grandparents or aunts and uncles under the same roof. Today, over a quarter of households consist of one person and only one in five has school age children. What about the future?Read More »
One of the best part about attending Congresses of the Ciclovia Network (CRA) is the chance to get out on a bike in cities throughout Latin America.Read More »
“…Patterns of idea flow…are directly related to productivity growth and creative output. Individuals, organizations, cities and even entire societies that engage with one another and explore outside their social group have higher productivity, greater creative output and even longer, healthier lives…Read More »
In an industrial area of Chicago, a new street actually eats pollution. Using titanium dioxide as an additive to ordinary cement, the road surface can actually destroy nitrous oxides at ground level. In addition, the lighter color of the cement reduces heat absorption during the day and lighting requirements at night. Chicago added rain absorbing […]Read More »
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