And you thought it was going to be a boring winter. In the most bike friendly place in the US, Portland Oregon…Legislator’s in all their free time are trying to ban kids on bike transport.
Here is an article from the Oregonian:
Oregon bicycle enthusiasts in uproar over proposed ban on young children on bikes
By Lynne Terry, The Oregonian
Portland’s avid biking community spun into an uproar today over a proposed ban geared towards young children on bikes.
House Bill 2228 introduced by Rep. Mitch Greenlick (D-Portland), would amend an Oregon statute that bans unlawful passengers on a bike by making it illegal to carry a child younger than 6 either on the bike or in a trailer. The bill includes a fine of $90.
Read more here.
How about House Bill 666, our planet is a polluted sewer, anyone riding a bicycle in any fashion should be rewarded with tax incentives.
On a lighter more entertaining note. I just watched the sneak peak of IFC’s new show about the grungy, coffee obsessed ecco-love city in the Northwest…Portlandia, premiering Friday.
Here is a little peak at the opening music video–Tall bikes and all.
It is a six part series staring Fred Armisen of SNL and Carrie Brownstein of the Seattle Indy band Sleater-Kinney. They take on multiple personalities in short hilarious vignettes about some of the finer nuances of Portland residents like an angry bike messenger complete with huge earring plugs, blasting through lights on his orange KHS fixed gear (my first fixed I bought in Portland in 2002…ah memories.)