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Joe Lawlor's bike commute

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Take a tour of Joe Lawlor's bike commute from South Portland to One City Center.

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South Portland Greenbelt

After crossing Broadway, Joe's ride took him along the South Portland Greenbelt, a paved path for walkers and cyclists that runs along the waterfront to the Casco Bay Bridge.

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The Bridge

Though the Casco Bay Bridge has bike lanes and a sidewalk, it proved to be the most unpleasant part of Joe's commute.

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West End to Downtown

On the other side of the bridge, the streets of downtown Portland offered smooth riding in spite of some traffic congestion.

The Home Stretch

A short climb from Gorham's Corner to Free Street and the end of the commute is in sight: the One City Center Parking garage, where bike racks offer commuters a secure place to store their vehicles out of the elements.

Interactive design: Christian MilNeil/online producer