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  1. Comment by Dave B February 19, 2018 @ 12:06 pm | Link

    As other have said, it's far more expensive to own a car in Canada and parking downtown isn't cheap. And think about your last drive into Vancouver - the freeway ends a long way out, making driving downtown a lot less attractive to locals
    https://sfb.nathanpachal.com/2018/02/transit-ridership-growing-faster-than.html

    Seattle transit ridership has also been growing - by 4.1% - apparently better service, like BRT, signal prioritization adds up.
    https://www.citylab.com/transportation/2017/10/how-seattle-bucked-a-national-trend-and-got-more-people-to-ride-the-bus/542958/

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  2. Comment by J Ryde February 19, 2018 @ 11:58 am | Link

    So great to see you out there on Saturday. It seems the "Wheel of Doom" was a hit too. Thank you for these wonderful photos too.

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  3. Comment by q February 19, 2018 @ 11:51 am | Link

    Say a tree falls onto a crosswalk in an intersection. To remain safe, everybody--driving, walking or biking--has to change their behavior (to go around it) to remain safe. Everyone expects they'll have to do that.

    When it's something less accidental--such as the problem in this article of people parking on the shoulder where people also bike--cyclists will still change their behavior (by riding into the traffic lane to go around the cars). That doesn't mean they should accept the situation and accept permanently changing their behavior. It's legitimate to ask for a solution that doesn't require that behavior change to continue.

    And in this case (as in many) asking for the change could lead to a solution that benefits everybody--no need to ride into traffic for the cyclist, safer parking for the people parking, and no need for people driving to have to slow down or change lanes to accommodate cyclists driving around the cars or people milling around near the lane to get in or out of their cars.

    The same applies to other situations that force drivers or pedestrians to change their behaviors to remain safe or safer. Changing your behavior without asking for improvement to whatever is making you change isn't nearly as productive as asking for improvement and saying you're unwilling to accept permanently changing your behavior.

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  4. Comment by bikeninja February 19, 2018 @ 11:43 am | Link

    I have an idea that would decrease congestion and improve our city. Lets have DMV subcontract the replacement of out of state drivers licenses for newcomers to the Portland Bike Community. Then in order for a recent arrival ( retroactive back 10 years or so) to get an Oregon Drivers License they need to participate at least once in The Ben Hurt Chariot Wars, Zoo Bomb, Thursday Night Ride, or Midnight Mystery Ride.

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  5. Comment by BradWagon February 19, 2018 @ 11:10 am | Link

    The entirety of Utrecht metro area is 5 or 6 miles across. Let me know the style of bike and attire when folks make 15miles / 1hr commutes...

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  6. Comment by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) February 19, 2018 @ 10:57 am | Link

    yes! sorry everyone. Major technical glitch messed with our display. Hopefully it has been sorted out for good. If you see anything strange, please let us know. - The Management.

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  7. Comment by Middle of the Road Guy February 19, 2018 @ 10:38 am | Link

    Do you think a person with a persecution complex can see things in any other context?

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  8. Comment by rick February 19, 2018 @ 10:37 am | Link

    Perhaps it will be easier for biking when the project shifts to the other side. It will be easier to ride on the old, west-bound bike lane versus the northern sidewalk.

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  9. Comment by X February 19, 2018 @ 10:24 am | Link

    Are comments working again?

    The south side of the bridge, for walkers and east-bound bikers, is minimal but it works. People walking and biking can share a limited space without major problems. Note: the space is sterile, with barriers on each side, so there is little reason to stop or hang out, and there's only one point where a person can enter or leave the path between SW 2nd and MLK. So, there's minimal "turbulence" in the flow of traffic. Also, working bikes have been discouraged from using the bridge--so much for bike commerce.

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