‘Where Bikes and Cars Collide’

TWO HORRIFIC AND FATAL collisions between large trucks and cyclists in Portland last month have put safety and awareness at the fore of many Oregonians’ minds, and prompted The Oregonian to create a useful interactive map of where crashes have taken place in the city between 2003 and 2006.

While Portland is one of the most bike-friendly cities in the country (and seeing the city by bike is definitely the best way to go), it pays to be aware of your surroundings – there are angry and inattentive people everywhere. I spent nearly a week in there on my bicycle, thankfully without incident, but certainly with a few inappropriate horn-honks.

If you’re traveling by bicycle, especially in an unfamiliar city, it helps to pick up a cycling map to find separate bike trails and low-traffic routes. Here’s where you can buy the one I used in Portland.

Safe travels.

2 Responses to “‘Where Bikes and Cars Collide’”

  1. 1 Daily Facts November 7, 2007 at 10:48 pm

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  2. 2 dailytransit November 8, 2007 at 8:35 am

    Thanks for the kind words, Daily Facts – I always appreciate hearing back from readers. By the way, the shark facts on your blog today are crazy! “Sharks have upper and lower eyelids, but they do not blink.” Whoa.

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