(Our monthly commuting podcast is sponsored by Car2Go, Portland’s new point-to-point carsharing service.)
Well, Portland’s world-famous World Naked Bike Ride sort of did. It was unilaterally started by visitors from a foreign country. Guess which one?
That and other secrets from the origins of PedalPalooza are revealed in our monthly commuting podcast, which features a visit from two local bike-funnists who’ve been with the festival since the beginning: Timo Forsberg and Ken Southerland. They also join producer Lillian Karabaic and I to discuss:
- BoltBus, the dirt-cheap new express bus to Seattle and Vancouver BC.
- Lily’s top 8 reasons European cities are more pedestrian-friendly than U.S. cities. (Hint: alcohol is involved.)
- Our commuting tip o’ the month, about TriMet’s lost and found.
- An appropriate low-car tune from Lily’s bottomless stash.