Bike coordinator for Portland, Oregon, Roger Geller spoke at the West Hartford Town Hall recently. Geller gave a presentation in his hometown on how Portland has become a model for other communities that would like to be more bicycle-friendly.
According to The West Hartford Press, Geller shared photos and information about Portland and its bikeways, which include bicycle corrals, pathways, bike lanes and even bike specific traffic signals. He also touched on the reasons why communities should support bicycling as a transportation mode. His reasons included: bicycling benefits the economy, business, health and the environment.
Geller added that it’s hard to convince people that it is okay to ride in traffic. Communities can increase bicycle users by creating bike lanes and corals.
Watch a video from the presentation here.
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