People in Portland love riding their bicycles. Now that we seem to have left the terrible, horrible, no good, awful spring behind us, it seems that people are out in even greater numbers than ever. On my daily rides, it seems like no matter where I am, I see people on bikes. A number of streets around town are seeing more bicycle traffic than car traffic, and on weekends, separated paths are teeming with people walking and biking.
At my work, these rows of bike racks shown below were just added over the weekend, and this morning they were about half-full already. I might also add, this is a spot where bicycles were often locked to the railings on steps and ramps (which were clearly marked no bicycle parking), so I wonder if adding the racks was a strategic way to prevent that – promote proper behavior by making it easy.
They also added more racks in the area shown above, which has seen a couple other additions during this year.
People out and about, just moving around by bicycle. What better way to enjoy such a beautiful city?