This is what a city with real infrastructural support looks like in 2008, despite a rainy season and plenty of hills. Imagine what naturally bike-practical, flat cities like Philadelphia, New York and Denver could do! Portland is really at the forefront of breaking past biking as a subculture or a casual means of exercise, it’s seen as a tool for EVERYONE. I love seeing parents pick up their kids from school on BIKE rather than a minivan.
I currently live in the yellow area (Inner Southeast) and will be moving to the blue region (Inner Northeast) at the end of the month. I would say bicycling is our primary source of transportation, followed by walking, car, and transit.