Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on November 27th, 2017 at 9:57 am
Welcome back! Hope your long holiday weekend was everything you hoped for. Here are the best stories we came across last week…
This week in car culture: Fox News show host Jeanine Pirro was cited for driving 119 mph in a 65 mph zone and said she “didn’t realize how fast she was driving.”
Housing for people or for cars?: Portland’s very own Michael Andersen and Tony Jordan report for Mobility Lab that California is set to sample some of our parking policy successes.
Amanda Batty isn’t having it: This pro mountain-biker eviscerated Pinarello’s campaign by calling it the “pinnacle” of bro culture and what she thinks was intentional propaganda.
Edmonton knows: A place with much more snow and cold than Portland gets has found that all it takes to keep people riding through winter is a protected and connected downtown bikeway grid.
Curb lanes are so hot right now: Streetsblog breaks down why more cities are — very smartly — using curb lanes for more than just free parking for private automobiles.
Buses on the mountain: Oregon Business has a great piece on how a combination of new services has vastly improved bus service to Mt. Hood.
Don’t double-down, tear it down: That’s what some smart people are starting to talk about in Seattle. It’s been talked about in Portland too; but usually only as a “crazy idea” while our DOTs and our Mayor want to double-down and make it even wider.
Bike thieves suck: Portlander Patrick Weaver got a new bike on Saturday, only to have it stolen from inside his car a few hours later.
The Copenhagen of North America: We’ve recently shared Seattle’s transit success, now let’s go a bit further north and see how Vancouver has reduced drive-alone trips by improving transit service and building protected bikeways.
The myth of reciprocity: When it comes to people using roads with vastly different vehicles that’s based on a “system of automobility” it’s absurd to approach policy discussions as if all things are equal.
Video of the Week: As Portland works to take bigger steps to achieve our transportation goals, consider this video about L.A.’s road diet wars a cautionary tale:
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