18 Aug '11, 11am

How do you think we should solve #bike vs car road wars? @april2462 brings us a few ideas from Portland.

How do you think we should solve #bike vs car road wars? @april2462 brings us a few ideas from Portland.

Curing Car Vs. Cyclist Road Wars With A New Rule: "Just Don't Steal The Right-Of-Way" Photo Richard Masoner / Cyclelicious via flickr and Creative Commons license. Though a world-class cycling city, Portland lacks a bike share system similar to those in other great cycling cities such as Minneapolis, Montreal, Paris, Barcelona. Though bike sharing is considered to be important to attract new cyclists onto the lanes, lack of funds has hampered planning efforts. At first, 2011 seemed to be the year the city of Portland would fund bike sharing. But then, as a vote neared, opposition arose from Commissioner Amanda Fritz, who claimed she couldn't support funding bike sharing due to...bad bicyclist behavior. "I may support a bike sharing program downtown when I see bike riders using downtown streets and sidewalks in a safe manner. Daily, I see cyclists in the Light rail and bus ...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/08/curing-car-versus...

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