By: Chelsea Ware Who wants to pay for campus parking and gas on top of high tuition prices and overpriced textbooks? I know that I sure don’t! Before I moved to Portland I would drive almost every day, but here I have realized that I no longer need my car. In fact, I enjoy not having my car with me. There are so many other … Continue reading No Car? No Problem
I have lived on campus for three years, and in three different locations. Living in the city was a drastic change for me. I grew up in a rural area where I had no neighbors, surrounded instead by acres of orchards. While living in the city brought me new experiences, it was expensive and at times lonesome for me. I have had a total of … Continue reading Finally, a Place to Call My Home and People to Call My Family.
Clint Culpepper, Bike Hub supervisor, took a few minutes out his busy day to tell me about the upcoming Bike to PSU Challenge. What is the Bike to PSU Challenge all about? Clint: The Bike to PSU Challenge is our annual push to get more students and staff of the university to try bike commuting. This is our sixth year, but last year was definitely … Continue reading Bike to PSU!
The 2.6 mile ride from my apartment in Northeast to campus takes me 20 minutes on a good day. Add an extra five to 10 minutes when it’s raining. After attaching my panniers, which are stuffed to capacity with everything I’ll need for the day, I head west on Broadway past the car dealerships, checking out the progress of the new streetcar line. Crossing the Broadway … Continue reading Commuting by Bike is a Daily Adventure