I don't usually suffer from Portland envy, but this is pretty damn cool. Next weekend is the grand opening of the Draybreak cohousing community in Portland, which has been designed to attract cyclists and other non-drivers.

Via BikePortland.org:

In 2009, Natural Home magazine named Daybreak one of the top 10 green cohousing developments in America. One of those green features is an on-site bike shop and bike parking area in the basement of one of the buildings. Accessible by a ramp from the sidewalk, the bike work space is adjacent to a large bike parking area that can fit about 60 bicycles.

There are two bus lines right outside the housing complex, along with a light rail line. I bet the carpet squirrels in Portland all wear flowers in their hair.