I moved here years ago from a place that wasn't considered bike friendly in the least. There, people who rode bikes banded together like a family, trying to make the roads safe, volunteering at group rides, and welcoming everyone who wanted to ride. Even so, I was sick of being harassed by motorists and wanted to move to a place that was considered greener and friendlier. Portland has not been that utopia. Not only are motorists entitled and rude here (and not punished at all for endangering cyclists), I am even harassed by fellow commuter cyclists for being too slow. I'm so sick of the gatekeeping—only some people are allowed to be Portlanders, only some people are allowed to be cyclists, etc. Maybe Portland has a high percentage of people who commute on bicycles, but that doesn't make it bike friendly. Portland needs a transportation attitude change.
I expected Portland to be a bike friendly town
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