Portland has now approved a plan aiming to bring bicycle trips up to 25% of all trips in town by 2030. Science fiction date huh? Remember 1990? Some habitual drivers assert that this is simply unrealistic in a wet city with quite a few normal people, as if most of Portland wasn’t in fact developed, more or less to its current form, without cars in mind. Another cold, wet city developed without cars is of course Amsterdam, whose low point of bicycle usage dipped below 25% of all trips about 5 years after this clip was filmed in 1965, showing “bicyclists” as anything but a subculture. (Mayor Adams is in 0.22-0.26). Today 40-something percent of trips in Amsterdam are by bike. By 2030, I think, we’ll break 40% by a mile.
And a decade before that (notice oil tanker at 2:42):
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