Did you know: For the first time in 2008 the world’s city dwellers outnumbered those in the countryside. The share of urbanites is projected to continue increasing, so that by 2030 some 60 percent of the world’s population will live in cities. For more information view the text and data in Chapter 6 of Plan B 4.0: Mobilizing to Save Civilization.
As Portland prepares to launch their Alta Bicycle Share program in the coming year, the Portland Mercury spoke with four writers from Minneapolis, Boston, Washington, DC, and New York about the bike-share programs in their cities. EPI's Director of Research Janet Larsen spoke about DC's Capital Bikeshare program, the country's second-largest system. You can read more about bike-share programs around the U.S in our latest Plan B Update "Dozens of U.S. Cities Board the Bike-Sharing Bandwagon."