Monday, November 05, 2007
Driving the Portland economy with pedals and two wheels - International Herald Tribune:
"Yet in a city often uncomfortable with corporate gloss, what is most distinctive about the emerging cycling industry here is the growing number of smaller businesses, whether bike frame builders or clothing makers, that often extol recycling as much as cycling, sustainability as much as success.
, Birk said, the city is nurturing the cycling industry, and there are about 125 bike-related businesses in Portland, including companies that make bike racks, high-end components for racing bikes and aluminum for bikes mass-produced elsewhere. There are small operations that make cycling hats out of recycled fabric.
The Progressive Daily Beacon: "Environment, Economy, People: Portland Cultivates an Eco-Friendly Cycling Economy": "New York Times, November 5th, 2007 Susan Peithman did not have a job lined up when she moved here in September to pursue a career in “nonmotorized transportation.” No worries, she figured; the market here is strong."Post a Comment