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July 18, 2011 · By Cassandra Profita

California commuter race: Bikes beat airplane!

This weekend, a team of cyclists beat two fliers on a JetBlue airplane in a 40-mile race from Burbank, Calif., to Long Beach by an hour and 18 minutes. Apparently, the race was a jab at JetBlue for offering $4 flights between the two cities during "carmageddon" i.e. the closure of a major connecting highway for a bridge demolition. Cyclist blogger Gary Kavanaugh explains the logic behind the event: Continue reading →

Filed under: Transportation, Bicycles, Commuter challenge


July 05, 2011 · By Cassandra Profita

Poll responses: 16 ways to get to work

According to our poll, there are quite a few ways to get to work – especially if you combine multiple modes of transportation! Here is a list of the many ways our poll respondents get to work (followed by the number of people who take that mode): Continue reading →

Filed under: Transportation, Commuter challenge


July 05, 2011 · By Cassandra Profita

Poll responses: How do you get to work?

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Filed under: Transportation, Commuter challenge


July 01, 2011 · By Cassandra Profita

Racing from work: The audio postcard

You simply must listen to the audio postcard Casey Negreiff put together of our commuter challenge. And if you know how to pronounce the street name Fessenden, please get in touch! Continue reading →

Filed under: Transportation, Commuter challenge


June 30, 2011 · By Cassandra Profita

Word from our cyclist: "I knew it all along..."

After a couple beers at Amnesia last night, I asked Casey Negreiff to write about his winning bike ride across town. I was a little surprised to find a snarky, tongue-in-cheek diatribe in my inbox this morning. Continue reading →

Filed under: Land, Transportation, Water, Bicycles, Commuter challenge


June 29, 2011 · By Cassandra Profita

Commuter challenge: Follow us to Amnesia Brewing!

We had one drop-out on Team Public Transit. It'll be me and OPB multimedia intern Kaila Johnson hoofing it from Oregon Health and Sciences University's *south waterfront campus* to Amnesia Brewing in North Portland. Continue reading →

Filed under: Land, Transportation, Commuter challenge


June 29, 2011 · By Cassandra Profita

Today's commute race: Your advice and predictions

I've gotten some great advice on how to make today's commuter challenge as fair as possible. Thanks all for you input. And come meet us at Amnesia Brewing! I'll hang out for awhile as long as I have some companionship. Continue reading →

Filed under: Land, Transportation, Commuter challenge


June 28, 2011 · By Cassandra Profita

Poll: How do you get to work?

OPB is taking a commuter challenge this week! Three teams will trek across Portland using three different forms of transportation: By car, by bike and by public transit. We're wondering which one will be the fastest way of getting across town. We also want to know how you get to work and how long it takes. Answer a few quick poll questions below and we'll compare (unscientifically) the best ways to get from point A to point B in Oregon. Continue reading →

Filed under: Land, Transportation, Commuter challenge


June 28, 2011 · By Cassandra Profita

Racing from work: By bike, car and public transit

Whose commute is faster: Cyclists, drivers or public transportation riders? OPB is conducting an unscientific experiment tomorrow in Portland. It's a race to Amnesia Brewing from Oregon Health and Science University! Continue reading →

Filed under: Land, Transportation, Commuter challenge



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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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