Cars may get the glory, but bicycles have the numbers. There are more than one billion bicycles in use on planet Earth –easily double the number of automobiles– and another 130 million bikes are sold every year.
An astonishing number of those bicycles end up right here in Portland, where the streets and sidewalks are filled, year-round, no matter the weather, with pedaling enthusiasts of every stripe and variety.
From every walk of life, so to speak, cyclists emerge onto the paths and pavement of our fair city, forming –to borrow a term from Dostoyevsky– an accidental tribe, with its own culture, history, challenges, and coalitions. Portland is, in many ways, a city which runs on two wheels.
On the next Outlook Portland, we’ll be joined by Rob Sadowsky, Executive Director for the Bicycle Transportation Alliance; we’ll discuss all of the above…and more.
The show will also feature another “Outlook Portland Editorial Reply”, brought to you by our marquee sponsor, Things From Another World. This week’s guest editorialist: The King of the Monsters…Godzilla.