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Re: We're #1 once again -biking plays a huge part

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  • Aaron
    New York Times ... Commuters in Portland, Ore.
    Message 1 of 2 , Sep 22, 2008
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      New York Times
      <http://dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/09/22/portland-again-tops-a-sustainable-cities-list>

      >
      > September 22, 2008,
      > Portland is bike city.
      Commuters in Portland, Ore.
      <http://www.nytimes.com/2007/11/05/us/05bike.html>, can take a mix of
      trains and bikes to the office. (Stuart Isett for The New York Times)
      >
      >
      > *Portland Again Tops a Sustainable Cities List*
      >
      > By Andrew C. Revkin
      >
      > Portland is bike city.
      >
      > Portland, Ore., has done it again, topping SustainLane.com’s new
      > ranking of the 50 biggest American cities in order of their
      > environmental and social sustainability
      > <http://www.sustainlane.com/us-city-rankings/>. (Portland has been No.
      > 1 since the survey began in 2005.) “Sustainable” is of course a term
      > that is notoriously ambiguous, so you should explore how the group
      > does its assessments and what criteria are used. There’s a good
      > summary in a recent Grist post by James Elsen
      > <http://www.grist.org/feature/2008/05/12/defining/>of SustainLane.
      >
      > It’s quite an interesting effort, looking not only at familiar
      > variables like commuting options but also less obvious ones like
      > preparedness for disasters. SustainLane is a Web site and publisher
      > aggregating tips and reviews on products, programs, and lifestyles
      > that reviewers judge to be good for your health, well-being, and a
      > thriving environment.
      >
      > Below are the 2008 sustainable city
      > <http://www.sustainlane.com/us-city-rankings/> rankings, with the
      > previous rankings (in 2006) in parentheses. If you live in one of
      > these communities, feel free to weigh in with your own ranking.
      > 1) Portland (1)
      >
      > 2) San Francisco (2)
      >
      > 3) Seattle (3)
      >
      > 4) Chicago (4)
      >
      > 5) New York (6)
      >
      > 6) Boston (7)
      >
      > 7) Minneapolis (10)
      >
      > 8) Philadelphia (8)
      >
      > 9) Oakland (5)
      >
      > 10) Baltimore (11)
      >
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