Understand That Cycling Follows Investment

Topography, climate, and culture can’t compare
  • Jeff Speck


IN THE 1970s, people in Portland, OR, biked not much more than people in the rest of the United States. Over the ensuing forty years, the city invested about $60 million in cycling infrastructure—enough money to pay for about one mile of urban freeway. Now, people in Oregon bike to work at a rate that is more than fourteen times the national average.181

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