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Nick Fish

Commissioner, City of Portland

phone: 503-823-3589

fax: 503-823-3596

1221 S.W. 4th, Room 240, Portland, OR 97204

Portland ranked second for bikeability

By David Nguyen


Walk Score, an online service that helps apartment renters and home buyers find neighborhoods where they can drive less, has ranked Portland the nation’s second-best city for “bikeability.”

The bike score is based on availability of bike lanes, hilliness, road connectivity, nearby amenities, and the percentage of people in that area who bike to work.

According to Walk Score, bike commuting increased 43 percent between 2000 and 2010. Last year, the Bureau of Transportation’s Annual Bike Counts showed that bicycle commuting climbed by more than 6 percent in Portland.

This month is the City of Portland’s Bike Month. The Portland Bureau of Transportation and its partners will be offering various bicycle-friendly events nearly every day at locations throughout Portland metro area.  View the complete schedule.


Bike Score ranks Portland nation's 2nd best city for being bicycle commuter

Joseph Rose in The Oregonian