Going Green For St. Patrick’s Day!

March 17, 2008 at 7:50 pm | Posted in bicycle, bikes, environment, portland | Leave a comment
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Portland bike lanes go green for St. Patrick’s Day! Okay, to be honest, the green bike lanes you’ve started to see around Portland don’t have anything to do with St. Patrick’s Day… or do they?! No. They don’t… or do they? Okay, I’ll stop. Or will I?! Sorry… or am I?! I can’t stop!!!!!!!

Bike boxes are being installed and bicycle awareness signs are being erected all over the city. In an effort to be more bike friendly (aka awesome) Portland is painting their existing blue bike lanes an eye catching green and adding a bunch more!

I shot these pictures yesterday before they were finished applying all the green paint. Check it out…

Don’t let all this fancy paint lure you into a false sense of security though! I’m not sure how warm a welcome Portland’s car community are going to give these new bike boxes… only time will tell. I am very intrigued by these though and hope they have good results. This is definitely a move in the right direction. We are one step closer to getting separated bike lanes, which I think would be fantastic! Until then, I’ll take blue, green, or whatever I can get!

Stay safe out there!

-Elias

P.S. Much more info on Portland’s new “bike boxes” (and a tons more bike related news) can be found at bikeportland.org

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