October 21, 2009
THE CITY OF PORTLAND
AND THE EMBASSY OF DENMARK, WASHINGTON DC
CORDIALLY INVITE YOU TO A RECEPTION FOR
Dreams on Wheels
Danish Cycling Culture for Urban Sustainability
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 29TH 6:30 PM TO 10:00 PM
Copenhagen saves $1 in healthcare costs for every 2.5 miles its citizens bike. What can biking do for Portland? Join Portland Mayor Sam Adams and Denmarn's leading Bicycle Ambassador, Mikael-Colville Andersen, for a highly provocative conversation as they discuss whether Portland should aspire to be more like Copenhagen. Jeff Mapes, author of Pedaling Revolution: How Cyclists are Changing American Cities, is our evening's Master of Ceremonies.
Complimentary Hopworks ale and an "hors d'oeuvre-athon" from some of the Pearl's tastiest restaurants, including Gilt Club, Metrovino, Wilfs Restaurant and Bar, Taco Del Mar, Ten 01, Candy Ultra Lounge and Bistro, and Cupcake Jones will be served. A no-host bar will be provided by Company Tonight Catering
OREGON MANIFEST BIKE UNION : 539 NW 10TH AT HOYT
Tickets: $10. Advanced tickets can be purchased through
http://oregonmanifest.eventbrite.com/ or onsite at the Oregon Manifest Bike Union
October 26, 2009 3:46 AM
I recently read that Denmark has more breweries per capita than any other European nation. I'm not sure I believe this, bit with only 5 million people it is possible.
More interesting is that there must be about 15 million bicycles in this country. Many people have bikes scattered around at different train stations so they can ride to whatever final destination. Any empty space seems to be filled with a bicycle; no giant U-locks of course.