This is the scene just about every morning in Portland, Oregon as the masses of commuting cyclists head off to work. On this particular bridge, cyclists account for 20 percent of all traffic. Here’s a bit from StreetsBlog about the film: “The first time you visit Portland, Oregon, the gaggles of cyclists streaming over the Hawthorne Bridge during rush hour is a sight you will never forget. It’s something other cities need to see and be inspired by.”
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What a great piece – I need to pay more attention to StreetFilms/Blogs such an amazing resource.
this is a great piece. it’s wonderful that the bikes have a place that is agreed, that the rules are understood by everyone, and that it appears that people are playing by them.
i have a problem today, though (sat, 1 may). there was something going on along bardstown rd today – dozens of cyclists, mostly heading into town. i don’t know if this was some sort of action or just a coincidence, but there were a lot! all good, right?
no. the cyclists were all blatantly breaking the rules of the road, causing very serious dangerous circumstances. at least one of the cyclists was a reader of this board – i recognized him.
it may be okay to roll through stops – i’m still not sure about that one. but swerving across oncoming lanes of traffic, running red lights in front of cars turning from the cross-streets, etc, can NOT be ok. it erodes any progress cyclists have made in the effort to gain respect and attention from automobiles.
come on, folks. there are rules for everyone.