Northern Jealousy

Sometimes I just can’t help being a little jealous. Recently two pieces came across my desk about better mode splits for bikes and walking in Canada.

The Daily Score reports that in Vancouver, B.C., they’ve already blown past their 2021 goals (by 50%!) for bike and pedestrian trips.

And VTPI has an academic paper (PDF, 383K) on why Canadians cycle more than Americans (hint: shorter home-to-work distances are a big factor).

It would be nice to think that someday Portland could not just lead the nation, but lead the continent…

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