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  1. Comment by J.E. April 19, 2018 @ 9:53 am | Link

    I would rather have an "interested but concerned" person working on transportation issues than a "strong and fearless" one.

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  2. Comment by Hello, Kitty April 19, 2018 @ 9:51 am | Link

    If we were talking about yacht parking, you might have a point. It's more like if the city offered assistance preparing my tax return. I might not take them up on it, but the service is available to me, and just because not everybody files a return, it doesn't mean that it is somehow unfair.

    I do support paid parking at destinations, but not because of "equity".

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  3. Comment by Gary April 19, 2018 @ 9:46 am | Link

    I work on energy issues and have never owned or operated a power plant. From the small amount of information we have here, she's got a great skill set and diverse experiences. Sure, a daily bike commuter would be the cherry on top, but c'mon, she seems like an outstanding person for the job. Maybe when she succeeds in her job she'll feel comfortable riding her bike in those areas she manages.

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  4. Comment by Gary April 19, 2018 @ 9:40 am | Link

    Not to be snarky, but it's a lot like the reason bike-free people aren't going to force compensation for those bike paths I like. Absent an infringement on a right, the government can allocate resources as it sees fit.

    Anyway, seems like you need to become dues paying and get a vote!

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  5. Comment by Jeff S(egundo) April 19, 2018 @ 9:37 am | Link

    Scott, I could very well be wrong, but I believe that the portion of the Willamette Greenway trail you mention is a public easement, and the trail is maintenance responsibility of the adjoining landowners. I have complained to Parks about the condition of the trail in the past, and while it has been awhile & I can't point to anything in writing, I was left with this impression. So, it would be a matter of putting the property owner(s) on notice, something that I think Parks is loathe to do.

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  6. Comment by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) April 19, 2018 @ 9:37 am | Link

    yes there was one on Mt. Hood. https://bikeportland.org/2016/02/08/fat-bike-festival-coming-to-mt-hood-this-friday-174435

    Yes there can be multiple Fat Bike fests.

    Let's have them all over the place all of the time šŸ˜‰

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  7. Comment by Gary April 19, 2018 @ 9:33 am | Link

    Go Lloyd contributes about the same (50k/yr) to the bridge. ~100k/yr in funding just from those two sources is no small chunk. If that were bonded over 20 years, you're talking 15 million bucks.

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  8. Comment by Steve April 19, 2018 @ 9:08 am | Link

    Warning to newbies, once you go fat you never go back. šŸ™‚

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  9. Comment by Shoupian April 19, 2018 @ 8:40 am | Link

    False logic. It's like if someone says we need to improve the quality of public schools for every kid in every neighborhood so good education isn't only accessible to wealthy people and you say you can have access to a good education too but you just choose not to make more money.

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  10. Comment by John Lascurettes April 19, 2018 @ 8:37 am | Link

    Last night's totally pleasant commute home through the CEID via SE 3rd to Davis and behind Franz. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-RYJizkNBM8

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  11. Comment by Dan A April 19, 2018 @ 8:37 am | Link

    Tell that to PBOT re: Oregon's parking laws.

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  12. Comment by Dan A April 19, 2018 @ 8:29 am | Link

    Speed signs and bathroom signs work on me, both affect those that follow me.

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  13. Comment by Middle of the Road Guy April 19, 2018 @ 8:28 am | Link

    How'd they all get there?

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  14. Comment by Middle of the Road Guy April 19, 2018 @ 8:27 am | Link

    "previously domiciled individuals"? Regardless of what words you use, it doesn't change the reality.

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  15. Comment by Rob Waihem April 19, 2018 @ 8:27 am | Link

    Isn't/wasn't there already a fat bike festival? Something around Mt. Hood in years past?..

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  16. Comment by Middle of the Road Guy April 19, 2018 @ 8:25 am | Link

    That money would go a lot further widening the bridge.

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  17. Comment by Middle of the Road Guy April 19, 2018 @ 8:23 am | Link

    It's not like they have impacts or anything.

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  18. Comment by Female April 19, 2018 @ 8:15 am | Link

    I work in this area and ride/commute through the area west of MLK often. I agree with some of the above comments that riding here is good to pleasant the way it is. As a life long Portlander, I love this area and would be bummed, yet again, to have this old school gem upended. Iā€™d say human feces is a problem in this area if there needs to be a problem here.

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  19. Comment by 9watts April 19, 2018 @ 6:42 am | Link

    Except that laws are constantly changing. New ones introduced, old ones thrown out, etc.

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  20. Comment by Mike Quigley April 19, 2018 @ 5:59 am | Link

    Despite the redneck mentality I find it quite pleasant to ride through this area. Traffic moves slowly and is mostly parked.

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  21. Comment by John Lascurettes April 19, 2018 @ 12:38 am | Link

    Boom!

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  22. Comment by B. Carfree April 19, 2018 @ 12:09 am | Link

    I'll wait for the tally of the invoices before I criticize the rounding "error". If past experience is any indication, rounding an early estimate of $0.5 billion to several billion dollars may not be off by much.

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  23. Comment by John Liu April 18, 2018 @ 11:59 pm | Link

    I'm surprised that Rina doesn't ride a bike, if cycling issues are supposed to be part of her responsibilities. Yes, I read the explanation that she is used to physical separation between cars and bikes. Then she'll never ride a bike here, except on a MUP perhaps, so you effectively have a non-cyclist working on cycling issues.

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  24. Comment by Hello, Kitty April 18, 2018 @ 11:54 pm | Link

    Democracies give you a voice in determining the laws, but you should obey those that have been adopted.

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  25. Comment by Peter W April 18, 2018 @ 11:08 pm | Link

    If anyone made this AV meeting at 9am in Salem, I'd love to know if ODOT or committee members pointed out that the cute Google driverless car on the first slide of ODOT's presentation is actually dead, and has been for over a year[1].

    That bubble car (the "Firefly") was famously pulled over for going too slowly (it was programmed to go no more than 25mph) [2]. While surely some great engineering came out of the project, Google also gifted the AV industry a huge PR service by creating this very iconic early impression of AVs as likable (it's so small it can't be seen as aggressive, and it even has a "face") and safe (slow driving ticket: great PR).

    These days if you want to see that cute, electric, harmless-looking turtle of a car, you'll have to go to the museum [3]; Google has switched to minivans.

    In the (hopefully near) future, it'd be nice if state efforts would either not lead with images such as that on their cover, or at least caption it appropriately. Suggested alternative: the look of shock on the face of the "safety" "driver" when the robo-car ran down a human [4].

    1: https://etfdailynews.com/2016/12/13/the-google-car-is-dead/
    2: https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/nov/13/google-self-driving-car-pulled-over-driving-too-slowly
    3: http://www.computerhistory.org/exhibits/whereto/
    4: http://a57.foxnews.com/images.foxnews.com/content/fox-news/us/2018/03/27/uber-disabled-safety-component-in-self-driving-car-before-fatal-crash-company-alleges/_jcr_content/par/featured_image/media-0.img.jpg/931/524/1522165004067.jpg

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