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January 16, 2013

More apartments add bike storage, showers, even repair shops

  • Developers say bike-friendly amenities are a big draw for potential residents.
    Associated Press

    PORTLAND — In 21st century America, a 19th century invention — the bicycle — is figuring more and more in the calculations of apartment hunters and others looking for suitable digs.

    Bike commuting is on the rise in many cities, studies show, and as the number has grown, so has the need for bike-friendly housing.

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