What a beautiful morning it was! The view out across the river was glorious in the morning sun. Al brought some beautiful cups he'd thrown, embossed with a bike, and then fired. A wonderful addition to our cup collection. Melissa from Oregon Peaceworks came by and tabled on the 5% Solution again. She also had information about tonight's ride during First Wednesday, "Put the Brakes on Global Warming."
Several new faces joined us, including some brand new commuters. We also had signs on the bridge above, but there were many cyclists who zoomed past. The bridge seemed to attract a higher proportion of strong cyclists who were on a time schedule. The difficulty of street connections seems to pose a barrier for new or less-experienced cyclists. It will be great when the Union Street Bike & Pedestrian Bridge opens! (Though its connection to Union and/or Commercial is itself quite problematic.) Still, I wonder if different types of cyclists will be attracted to each crossing.
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