Portland is a PR machine for light rail & streetcar
Here are Some Facts About Portland Oregon
“It must always be remembered how cost-effectiveness works in the public sector:
the cost IS the benefit.” - author unknown
Bicycle Riding is 3-12 Times As Deadly As Cars.
“Cyclists in the EU now account for eight per cent of all traffic fatalities, up
one-third in the last decade. In the urban areas, cyclists account for 12 per cent
of all road fatalities. In the Netherlands, a great cycling nation that politicians
often hold up as a model, cyclists account for 30 per cent of fatalities. The bicycle,
where it is most in vogue, is a killing machine: fatalities are five to 10 times
that of automobiles per kilometre travelled.” http://ti.org/antiplanner/?p=13988
784 cyclists died in 2005 (p. 86). That would make the death rate 0.37 to 1.26 deaths
per 10 million miles.
33,041 motorists/passengers died (p. 86) from 3 trillion miles travelled (p. 15),
making their death rate 0.11 per 10 million miles travelled.