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Bike Ridership Down in 2009

January 29th, 2010

According to article in the Portland Business Journal, bike ridership decreased last year. There were fewer bike riders on Portland’s streets and bridge in 2009 for the first time since 1995.

“The Portland Bureau of Transportation’s annual Portland Bicycle Count Report showed that the number of bicycle trips counted in 2009 decreased at similar rates to that of transit and automobiles. The bureau attributed the decrease in bicycle trips to the high unemployment rate and low fuel prices of 2009 compared to 2008.”