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Equity Analysis Of Portland’S Draft Bicycle Master Plan – Findings, Jennifer Dill, Brendon Haggerty Sep 2009

Equity Analysis Of Portland’S Draft Bicycle Master Plan – Findings, Jennifer Dill, Brendon Haggerty

Urban Studies and Planning Faculty Publications and Presentations

Portland's current bicycle network has brought the city into the national spotlight as a leader in the provision of cycling infrastructure. As the city looks forward to 2030 with ambitions of becoming a truly world-class bicycling city, it is clear that if the Draft Plan is fully implemented, nearly all of the city will be covered by a dense network of bikeways. The question of equity in the future is therefore not so much one of network coverage or lack of coverage, but of project priority and timing of implementation. The current network, while outstanding relative to other cities ...


An Analysis Of "Bike Wars", Jennifer Dill Jul 2009

An Analysis Of "Bike Wars", Jennifer Dill

Metroscape

Kyle Cassidy’s “Bike Wars” in the Summer 2009 issue of Metroscape® is the most controversial article ever to appear in the magazine over its seventeen years of publication. It has received both praise for calling attention to a looming problem and disapproval for factual inaccuracy. While not seeking to resolve the dispute, the editors sought the unbiased opinion of an expert on bicycle transportation about the value of the article as a contribution to the understanding of the issue it highlights. Among the faculty and researchers in the College of Urban and Public Affairs (where the magazine is based ...


Bike Wars: Hostile Forces -- Drivers And Riders -- Go Wheel To Wheel In The Streets, Kyle Cassidy Jul 2009

Bike Wars: Hostile Forces -- Drivers And Riders -- Go Wheel To Wheel In The Streets, Kyle Cassidy

Institute of Portland Metropolitan Studies Publications

Examines the dynamics of bicycle culture in Portland, Oregon, with special focus on the interactions between cyclists and drivers. The article probes the economic, demographic and history of cycling in Portland, as well as plans for the future.