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low and left around Portland for people to use, for free. The resulting press coverage saw the scheme grow as hundreds of people donated old bikes. The Yellow Bike Project evolved into


the Create a Commuter programme, which provides 375 free bikes a year to people on low incomes. The scheme, which is run by Portland’s Community Cycling Center, provides ‘fully-outfi t- ted commuter bicycles to low-income adults striving to connect to work or workforce development by bicycle.’ Participants are given a bicycle, lights, locks, pumps and tools and receive instruction on bicycle safety and com- muting basics in a fi ve hour workshop. In 2010, Portland City Council voted unanimously to adopt the Portland Bicycle Plan for 2030, which super- sedes the 1996 plan. It calls for more than a quarter of all trips to be made by bike by 2030, and recommends expanding the network of planned bike- ways from 630 to 962 miles. It also aims to improve and preserve the existing bikeways, increase bicycle parking and encourage cycling by rais- ing awareness and offering free maps and information to the public.


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Portland's bike network spans 630 miles and connects all parts of the city GREEN MUSEUMS


When the management at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) sat down to create the latest fi ve year plan for the museum, they decided it was time to really make sus- tainability a key focus.


“OMSI has had a long-standing com- mitment to basing our activities on a ‘triple bottom line’ of environmental sustainability, fi nancial strength, and social responsibility,” says OMSI’s energy and environment spokesper- son Chris Stockner. “In the past, this approach has informed everything


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