Portland makes it easy to change from a "carborg" to a human again.
NPR.org had a great story on All Things Considered on how Portland has become the most bicycle friendly city and as a result has the highest number of Bicycle Commuters. Portland really looks at the world in a worldly way, saying they aren't trying to compare themselves to other American cities but European cities. The goal is making is safe, convenient and the easiest way to get around. In short Geller, Portland's bicycle coordinator says making bicycling convenient and making cars driving more cumbersome. An innovation is the bicycle box
A quarter of all trips in the U.S. are bicycle distances of less than a mile. Something to think about. In Holland, there are dedicated bicyclist lanes to make bicyclists feel safe. When we start defining our space in human terms again, we'll become human again. In a previous post, I spoke about how it's a matter of perspective, that we look at the world in terms of car appropriate distances, it's as if we have merged with cars to become "carborgs" it's good to see that Portland is trying to make us human again.