Minneapolis most bike-friendly city in US

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24 Jul 2012, 7:14 pm

http://www.bicycling.com/news/featured- ... inneapolis

Can't help but think how devastating being beaten by the (by American standards) frozen upper midwest city is to Portland.


Steve Friedman wrote:
Across the hall is a man whom Kvale's friends call The Anti-Chris. His name is Erik Noren and he starts cursing when we open the door, and continues doing so for the 30 minutes or so that we stay.

F--- Portland!" he opines upon learning I am trying to discover why Minneapolis deserves top status over what would seem the logical choice. "All I ever hear is about how cool Portland is. Who rides through the s--t we do? We ride more by accident than they do on purpose."

To answer Erik's question, anyone in the Canadian prairies.



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24 Jul 2012, 11:45 pm

^ the quote above is probably true; while bikes are seen as a Good Thing in Portland, they're still not most people's main form of travel and it can still be dangerous in both the short term (bad drivers) and long term (smog) to get around by bike in Portland.