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By Julie Snyder Portlanders pride themselves on using alternative transportation for reasons both ecological (we’re one of the country’s greenest cities) and pragmatic (daily traffic congestion prevails). While the Trimet bus, streetcar and MAX light rail network move us around the region reliably and relatively speedily, bicycling is the commuter

Last summer, Boston followed in the footsteps of Montreal and Denver and initiated a bike-sharing program. The Hubwayfeatures 600 bikes in 61 stations throughout the city. You pay a yearly or daily membership fee and the cost of rental for the ride (trips shorter than 30 minutes are free) and bike

City of Bikes, courtesy of Trip Films