Not white and not rich: Taking biking beyond the usual suspects

Mar 21, 2012 Full story: Bike Portland

This morning the National Bike Summit welcomed a new face to the usual litany of bike-supportive lawmakers that come here to fire up the crowd: House Representative Donna Edwards .

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PDXBLWS

Portland, OR

#1 Mar 22, 2012
Bikers in Portland and environs should be required to take classes before they get a license to drive a bike.

OMG.

They go the wrong way on streets, cross streets in mid-block, fail to signal anything, creep up silently on sidewalks, drive 2 or more abreast at 5 mph chatting as they go, drive at night without reflectors or lights or even light colored clothing.

What a disaster.

Oh yeah, remember that it rains, sleets, snows, etc. for most months out of the year. Yeah, that is really conducive to biking.

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