One thing I can say about Portland, Oregon is that they support biking.
Three years ago they started having Bike Parkway Days in different neighborhoods.
Last Sunday it was in my neighborhood.
They close the streets and have over two hundred volunteers to monitor the traffic flow.
Sundays Bike Day connected four parks and at each park they have organizations, food and drink booths, music, and events for the children. There were walkers, bikers, and skaters all enjoying the slightly rainy day.
It was very festive and I loved getting my bike out for awhile and participating.
I did notice how out of shape I was. I really must get the bike out more often.
Even though the traffic makes me a little nervous, I know now I could travel some of the quiet neighborhood streets. It was good to learn something about myself through participating and that was a very good thing.
Note: The largest picture shows me on my pink bicycle. Behind me is a main street I drive down almost daily. Down the middle is an arboretum of trees and quite beautiful.