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Blumenauer Joins in BIKETOWN Launch

Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), an outspoken supporter of bicycles and public transit, joined the July 19 launch of BIKETOWN, the public bike share system in Portland, OR, by riding across the Tilikum Crossing bridge, which serves all transportation modes except private cars and trucks. “We like bike share because it extends the reach of transit, making trips by bus or train more accessible to more people,” TriMet said in a post on its blog, “How We Roll.”  “It also helps to make one-way bike trips possible and reduces barriers to biking like ownership, storage, maintenance and concerns about theft.” Nike and the Portland Bureau of Transportation entered into a $10 million, five-year partnership to provide the bikes.

Photo courtesy of Cathy Cheney, Portland Business Journal

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