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Why is Riding a Bicycle in the City Turning Into a Culture War
  • It's only a zero sum game if they view driving as an essential and immutable part of themselves, and even then, not really.

    Charging adequate prices for street parking, for example, guarantees that you'll always be able to park easily if you need to, a luxury not provided by free parking.

    And then, of course, they could always just get out of their cars and immediately start benefitting from the changes.

  • Hochul Pushes for Congestion Pricing Delay in Last-Minute Reversal

    I honestly thought it was going to be Adams, but I definitely knew it wasn't going to happen.

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    The NYTimes is once again trashing the most promising mobility innovation of the 21st century
  • There will always be people who do not act with regard to the safety of others. I would rather those people be on bikes than in cars.

    I'm not discussing the morality of this action in a vacuum. I'm discussing it in comparison to the same person behaving equally as unsafely in a car.

  • pdx.eater.com Ask Eater: What’s Going on With the Flock Food Hall Downtown?

    Some of the tenants are saying the project should open before the summer, but the Block 216 team has been tight-lipped

    Ask Eater: What’s Going on With the Flock Food Hall Downtown?

    This is about the alleged food hall that was going to be coming to the Ritz Carlton Tower. They made a big show about how they'd be offering spots to the food carts they displaced.

    Well now e-mails are bouncing and there's radio silence from everyone involved about whether there even will be a food hall anymore.

    It sounds shocking, I know, but it certainly seems like the olive branch that they offered to assuage everyone's anger about the food carts they were displacing was a lie.

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    Did y'all know they're building a monorail line under the Panama Canal?

    www.railjournal.com Panama Metro Line 3 now 50% complete.

    Panama Metro reports that civil works are now 50% complete on Line 3, the 25km monorail that will run from Albrook to Ciudad del Futuro.

    Panama Metro Line 3 now 50% complete.
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    cityobservatory.org Monkey-wrenching road pricing

    R.I.P. Road Pricing in Oregon:  Dead before its even tried More than just money, the demise of pricing monkey-wrenches state transportation policy It’s no surprise: ODOT’s attempts to i…

    Monkey-wrenching road pricing

    Here's the fallout from Kotek's decision to stop all tolling, as well as a history of promises made and then broken about tolling.

    A couple of things I took from this article:

    • Oregon has reduced GHG emissions for most sectors except transportation
    • Tolling was part of the plan to reduce transportation emissions
    • Tolling on the I-5 Bridge will drastically reduce traffic on it, which obviates the need for more lanes
    • Only tolling on I-5 while leaving 205 free creates huge issues
    • The state was counting on tolling money for all of its projects, so car dependence is hurting car dependence, which is a small silver lining
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    Here's Gonzalez getting "accosted" on Max

    He filed a police report for someone brushing his shoulder walking through the aisle and then criticizing his homeless policies.

    Him not riding Max anymore has nothing to do with "violent and antisocial behavior" and everything to do with him being unwilling to face his constituents.

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    Portland Diamond Project (MLB to Portland) in negotiations to purchase 164-acre RedTail Golf Course

    Seems just as unlikely as previous proposals, and also way outside of town (technically Beaverton, but the course is owned by the city of Portland).

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    Amtrak Cascades adds two more daily roundtrips starting Dec. 11

    wsdot.wa.gov Amtrak Cascades adds two more daily roundtrips starting Dec. 11 | WSDOT

    OLYMPIA – Just in time for the holidays, WSDOT and ODOT are starting two additional Amtrak Cascades daily roundtrips between Seattle and Portland. Beginning Monday, Dec. 11, more trains will run in both directions – for a total of 12 trains every day between the two most popular cities on the route.

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    www.multco.us Broadway Bridge Lift Deck Replacement

    In 2024, we will replace the deck and sidewalks of the Broadway Bridge's lift spans, as well as repair the brakes that help control their speed.

    Broadway Bridge Lift Deck Replacement

    Looks like the Broadway Bridge is going to be closed for a while next year.

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    www.polygon.com Spider-Man 2 devs mixed up the Puerto Rican flag with the Cuban one

    Miles Morales’ apartment has a Cuban flag instead of a Puerto Rican one

    Spider-Man 2 devs mixed up the Puerto Rican flag with the Cuban one

    Whomst among us

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    www.theonion.com Visiting Friend Pleasantly Surprised By City’s Open Hostility Toward Homeless People

    PORTLAND, OR—Charmed by how remarkably cruel everyone was, visiting friend Kaitlyn Hickman told reporters Tuesday that she was pleasantly surprised by Portland’s open hostility toward homeless people. “I was really concerned before coming here that people were going to try to extend aid to those wit...

    Visiting Friend Pleasantly Surprised By City’s Open Hostility Toward Homeless People
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    It's exciting to see that there are actual plans from the new owners of the Lloyd Center.

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    Portland transportation director readies plan to remove key downtown protected bike lane – BikePortland

    Portland transportation director readies plan to remove key downtown protected bike lane

    This seems to not be based on safety at all and is probably Mapps and Williams spending money PBOT doesn't have because of complaints by business owners that are not based on data.

    Exactly the kind of stupid decisions I expected Mapps to make when Teddy appointed him.

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    Rev Nat's Cider is closing at the end of September

    www.instagram.com Reverend Nat's Hard Cider on Instagram: "After 12 great years, it’s time to move on. September will be our last month in business. Please join me in the Taproom any time now until Sep 24 but especially on Saturday Sep 23 as we celebrate all the amazing ciders and great people who have contributed to our incredible successes. I have three final Tent Show releases to share with you all (including Swan Song in the photo above), plus our two non-alc ciders will FINALLY be in cans for sale. Home deliveries are still happening on Fridays at least through the end of September. I started making cider as a hobby and a way to kill some time as a stay-at-home dad with my young kid. I opened Rev Nat’s in my basement in 2011, expanded into my garage in 2012, and opened at our first location off NE Broadway in 2013. We grew a LOT during the seven years in that building, and were able to play a huge role in the growth of cider in Portland, in the US and around the world. Please don’t be sad! We’ve had an incredible run and I met so many amazing people and shared so many wonderful experiences. It’s been the best job I’ve ever had. The last few years has been hard on us with COVID closures, changing consumer preferences, the sputtering of craft beer overall, and the decline of Portland as a worldwide tourism destination. But there is not a single reason why we are closing, just a combination of factors. I am sorry that our loyal customers won’t be able to enjoy these incredible ciders any more. THANK YOU to all of you. My mega fans (Symposium anyone?), Tent Show members, Taproom regulars, grocery store customers and taplist advocates. None of this would have been possible without your support. Thank you."

    404 likes, 110 comments - revnatscider on September 5, 2023: "After 12 great years, it’s time to move on. September will be our last month in business. Plea..."

    Reverend Nat's Hard Cider on Instagram: "After 12 great years, it’s time to move on. September will be our last month in business.

Please join me in the Taproom any time now until Sep 24 but especially on Saturday Sep 23 as we celebrate all the amazing ciders and great people who have contributed to our incredible successes. I have three final Tent Show releases to share with you all (including Swan Song in the photo above), plus our two non-alc ciders will FINALLY be in cans for sale. Home deliveries are still happening on Fridays at least through the end of September.

I started making cider as a hobby and a way to kill some time as a stay-at-home dad with my young kid. I opened Rev Nat’s in my basement in 2011, expanded into my garage in 2012, and opened at our first location off NE Broadway in 2013. We grew a LOT during the seven years in that building, and were able to play a huge role in the growth of cider in Portland, in the US and around the world. Please don’t be sad! We’ve had an incredible run and I met so many amazing people and shared so many wonderful experiences. It’s been the best job I’ve ever had. 

The last few years has been hard on us with COVID closures, changing consumer preferences, the sputtering of craft beer overall, and the decline of Portland as a worldwide tourism destination. But there is not a single reason why we are closing, just a combination of factors.

I am sorry that our loyal customers won’t be able to enjoy these incredible ciders any more. 

THANK YOU to all of you. My mega fans (Symposium anyone?), Tent Show members, Taproom regulars, grocery store customers and taplist advocates. None of this would have been possible without your support. Thank you."
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    Septuagenarian Upper West Siders yell at 15 year-old for wanting to preserve a car-light street at the cost of 13 parking spaces

    nyc.streetsblog.org Fight Over a Single UWS Open Street is So Bitter, Council Member Called in a Mediator - Streetsblog New York City

    We've seen divorces that were more amiable than a battle over a single roadway on the Upper West Side.

    Fight Over a Single UWS Open Street is So Bitter, Council Member Called in a Mediator - Streetsblog New York City

    Some great displays of carbrain in this article.

    >DeSeta also likened one of the groups advocating for the open street, Transportation Alternatives, to the National Rifle Association.

    >“TA is a multi-million-dollar not-for-profit lobbying organization. And you know what non-profit lobbyists could be? NRA is a not-for-profit, so, ya know, not-for-profit is a loosey-goosey term,” she said.

    ...

    >Like DeSeta, Herb Alter, who lives at 103rd Street and West End Avenue, objected, as many opponents typically do, to the "process" by which decisions were made when he was otherwise engaged. During the pandemic, he said, he and his ill wife decamped to their East Hampton second home — and the first he had heard about the open street was at the local dog run upon his return to the city last year.

    Basically, a bunch of 70 year-old rich white people who live in a neighborhood where 73% of people do not own cars are trying to get rid of some intense traffic calming the city did during Covid because they lost 13 parking spaces.

    It boggles the mind that there are people who live in Manhattan and choose to own cars without a dedicated place to keep them.

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