I saw a "Share the Road" message on one of those big highway signs yesterday. The odd part, it was on the highway in a place where cars and bikes would never meet. I like the fact that they actually had this message being displayed, but question how effective it will actually be. Now take that sign or a bunch of those signs, put them at all the entrances to the city and now you have something that could really make a difference.
I'm becoming more convinced that there are more bikes on the roads these days. For a while I was questioning whether I was just becoming more in tune with watching for cyclists or there was a real growth. I started asking other cyclists whether they have noticed the same trend and we are all in agreement, there are definitely more bikes on the roads. Some day we may actually reach a critical mass and all cities will be like Portland, OR.