Thursday, July 30, 2009

Bike Librarian update

Posted By on Thu, Jul 30, 2009 at 1:10 PM

Bike Librarian update: Remember Bill Burton of Arcata Bike Library fame? After leaving town angry that his space was taken over by a marijuana clinic, he's back with some new used bikes from Lyon, France. He bought a shipping container full and had them brought to the West Coast via the Panama Canal (a more carbon-friendly means by his calculations). He's mentioned in this short piece about an upcoming demonstration day for a proposed bike share system in forward-thinking Portland. Five companies are pitching different systems -- but Burton is not among them. He's mad at Portland's mayor because he invested some money figuring he'd get to set up a library there (with some city funding) only to have Mayor Sam Adams pull the plug. In the BikePortland.org piece they say he opted out on the coming event because the city is not paying vendors to participate, but we suspect he has deep-seated issues beyond
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