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May 29, 2013 · By Cassandra Profita

Portland City Club Report Recommends Taxing Bike Sales

A new Portland City Club report on bicycle transportation recommends a 4 percent tax on bicycle sales to pay for bike safety programs and automatic bicycle counters.

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Filed under: Environment, Sustainability, Bicycles


May 17, 2013 · By Cassandra Profita

In Eugene, You Can Go Green To The Grave On A Tricycle Hearse

Sunset Hills Funeral Home of Eugene offers natural burials with bamboo coffins and a bike ride to the grave for $3,500.

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Filed under: Environment, Transportation, Bicycles


March 29, 2013 · By Cassandra Profita

Tacos And More Coffee, Delivered By Bike

I have added two new entries to the list of food delivered by bike. If you missed it, check out the full list.

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Filed under: Environment, Sustainability, Bicycles


Feb. 15, 2013 · By Cassandra Profita

10 Kinds Of Food You Can Get Delivered By Bike

I've been keeping a mental list of the growing number of things you can get delivered by bike: Office supplies, mattresses, Christmas trees (though I hear that company has called it quits) … I even got my bike fixed by a bike repair man who came to my house via bike.

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Filed under: Transportation, Bicycles


Dec. 17, 2012 · By Cassandra Profita

Turning Scrap Bikes Into Christmas Presents

A program in McMinnville that rescues and restores used bikes from scrap piles will be delivering 20 bicycles to children in shelters this Christmas. Continue reading →

Filed under: Sustainability, Bicycles, Recycling


March 07, 2012 · By Cassandra Profita

Why Cyclists Are Breaking Up With Environmentalism

A few weeks ago, I was asked to take a French radio producer on a tour of Portland’s “environmental obsession.” Continue reading →

Filed under: Transportation, Bicycles


Feb. 28, 2012 · By Cassandra Profita

In Portland: Can Freight Bikes Replace Trucks?

Portland’s B-Line delivery service is pedaling past bicycle couriers into a world where bikes can actually replace urban truck and van deliveries. Continue reading →

Filed under: Transportation, B-Line, Bicycles


Oct. 13, 2011 · By Cassandra Profita

Which reality sucks more: Biking or driving?

OPB's Rebecca Galloway clued me into a hot topic in the cycling world yesterday. I see BikePortland picked up on it too. Continue reading →

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Sept. 01, 2011 · By Cassandra Profita

Something I'd appreciate for my uphill ride home

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Sept. 01, 2011 · By Cassandra Profita

My ride to work this morning

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Filed under: Transportation, Bicycles



About Ecotrope

In the Pacific Northwest, the environment is personal - it's where we live, work and play. Oregon Public Broadcasting's Ecotrope will bring you news and insight on the region’s environmental issues. Site curator Cassandra Profita is an award-winning reporter with degrees in journalism and environmental studies.

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