May 12, 2006
Officially Respectible: Bicycle Commuting Featured in Wall Street Journal
This must be what mainstream feels like.
Thursday's Wall Street Journal has an article (sorry, no link, you need a password) in the "Personal Journal" section talking about efforts by cities to attract people to bicycle commuting. The focus is on incentives and end-of-trip facilities. Portland gets a mention, but not a very accurate one:
Eager to reduce traffic james and pollution, cities including Chicago; Louisville, Ky; and Portland, Ore. are adding biking-policy departments at city hall...
Well, that's only about 20 years after the fact.
What's next, Vanity Fair?
May 12, 2006 7:43 AM
Jonathan Maus Says:
Cool. Anyone can read the full text of the article on this post at Bikeforums.net.
May 12, 2006 9:29 AM
That is definately a forward moving step, getting in the wallstreet journal lends credit to the idea for people in Texas, Louisiana, and many of the other states where bicycling is commonly referred to as "the chinese solution" and given a very derogatory run in local circles.
With the Wallstreet Journal talking it up though then it gives one more point of credibility to the idea. Not that anyone here in ole' PDX needs bicycle commuting to be any more credible. ;) We know it works in these parts.
May 12, 2006 2:02 PM
on a related note:
there was an article in todays Oregonian about a new 15 story office tower at the head of the hawthorne bridge that will be very bike friendly with secured bike parking and showers...
First & Main Office Tower