Election results indicate that Portland City Commissioner Sam Adams has won the Mayor's race in a landslide victory. Adams has been a strong advocate for cyclists and cycling in Portland, and will now be positioned to lay the groundwork for the 21st Century American city.
Two council positions were also up for election, with THREE strong cycling advocates running for those seats. Sadly, it appears that those seats will be filled by candidates firmly rooted in the past.
Nevertheless, Portland will now have the leadership in the Mayors office, if not amongst the Commissioners themselves, to promote the bicycle and transit-friendly policies that will wean us off our American addiction to oil.
Congratulations Sam, and Portland!