Bike Traffic continues to grow exponentially in Portland. Recently, Clarence Eckerson, Jr. from New York City’s Streetfilms.org in was in town. Eckerson worked with Portland’s Dan Kaufman of Cranked My Chain CycleTV to produce this great video about cycling rush hour on the Hawthorne Bridge. They showed one brief clip of the busiest greenway in the country in NYC. I look forward to when we can show a video of the North Portland Greenway being used as a busy commuting route as well.
Check it out below:
Portland: Bike Rush Hour on the Hawthorne Bridge
by Clarence Eckerson, Jr. on April 29, 2009
The first time you visit Portland, Oregon, the gaggles of cyclists streaming over the Hawthorne Bridge during rush hour is a sight you will never forget. It’s something other cities need to see and be inspired by. On a recent vacation there, I couldn’t resist cranking out a Streetfilms shortie, so I naturally hooked up with Crank My Chain‘s Dan Kaufman to capture the essence of the PM rush and talk to cyclists about what it feels like to be a part of the mass of cyclist humanity in Southeast Portland, Hawthorne corridor. As Greg Raisman from Portland’s Bureau of Transportation pointed out: 20% of all traffic on the Hawthorne Bridge is bikes. And, Portland’s number of cyclists has risen 600% in the last fifteen years and shows no sign of letting up.Note: This video was also featured on BikePortland.org here.