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Portland cycling, ‘Copenhagen on the Willamette’

In 1994, two activists tried out a quixotic exercise in democratizing non-motorized transportation. They painted 10 junkyard bikes that they’d reconditioned mustard yellow and scattered them around downtown Portland, Oregon. Anyone could ride one. “Please return to a major street for others to reuse,” read instructions dangling behind each bike seat. “Ownership is not the […]