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  1. Comment by nic.cota May 23, 2022 @ 9:01 am | Link

    Really interesting comments here. All I can say is that I'm pretty proud of this work and all of the neighbors who live on NE Going St that we talked to who are dedicating their time and resources to make this happen:)

    We knocked on every single door on NE Going from 7th to 52nd. It was almost unanimous that folks supported using the street space in front of their homes for community-building.

    And yes, please read the Healthy Blocks permit website from PBOT. There will always be access for folks biking/walking (we know how well used Going is) and neighbors who live in that immediate block to access their homes if needed. Its a max 8 hours a week (Sundays on Going is only 4 hours 10a-2p)

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  2. Comment by X May 23, 2022 @ 8:44 am | Link

    Soren: smarter and more woke than anyone on BP, yet uses a term like "voodoo" so nonchalantly lol

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  3. Comment by Clem Fandango May 23, 2022 @ 8:42 am | Link

    If only street theater fixed climate change! Unfortunately the only thing that will appease the sun god are the still beating hearts of woke virgins.

    Also the phrase "climate justice" cracks me up. What does that even mean? It just seems like a "cool" mashup, with an explanation retroactively applied.

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  4. Comment by Brandon May 23, 2022 @ 8:32 am | Link

    Where do you see any gathering of people wearing masks these days? Movie theaters, restaurants, etc no masks. And these people are outdoors. And these people are out there fighting the good fight, I think you just want something to complain about.

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  5. Comment by Watts May 23, 2022 @ 6:58 am | Link

    You have interesting ideas. I'd like to subscribe to your newsletter.

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  6. Comment by Watts May 23, 2022 @ 6:54 am | Link

    Does it really make sense to give more weight to the 1% of scientists arguing one interpretation of the evidence compared to the other 99%?

    There are lots of things we can do now that will be good for us even if climate change turned out to be less severe than almost every scientist is projecting, such as reducing our use of fossil fuels which have numerous problems besides emitting CO2.

    If you are arguing we should do nothing because a fringe group says the end of modern civilization might not actually be at stake, then you are making a pretty weak argument. You'll have to do better.

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  7. Comment by Watts May 23, 2022 @ 6:33 am | Link

    I commend them for holding a large rally without brawling, smashing windows, or setting dumpsters on fire. I hope Portland's more "professional" protestors will learn to do likewise.

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  8. Comment by Lisa Caballero (Southwest Correspondent) May 23, 2022 @ 6:21 am | Link

    The third map at bottom shows what percentage of the vote went for Hardesy, by precinct. Only in inner eastside neighborhoods did she receive over 50% of the vote. She had her least support in East Portland, with many precincts returning less than 20% of the vote for her.

    It would be nice to know what the turnout was, by precinct.

    https://projects.oregonlive.com/data-points/election_22/voteshare.html

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  9. Comment by Matt S. May 22, 2022 @ 10:12 pm | Link

    Our biggest issues in the city: gun violence, homelessness, and traffic deaths will flow through or around the police one way or another. Hardesty lost my support when she blamed officers for fires downtown. I know she recognized the gaffe and apologized, but the damage was done. We have to have a council that can work with the police union. The union currently doesn’t want to anything to do with 20% of city council. We have to reset relations.

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  10. Comment by Matt S. May 22, 2022 @ 9:46 pm | Link

    West of 82nd is very left leaning and only parts of SW. East of 82nd feels like you’re in a
    different state. I believe Hardesty didn’t win a single district east of 205.

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  11. Comment by Will May 22, 2022 @ 9:43 pm | Link

    an influx of mostly-white middle/upper-class home buyers is a major contributor to gentrification

    My guy, what is this if not "slumming" it?

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  12. Comment by Zachary May 22, 2022 @ 9:22 pm | Link

    FWIW I had the exact same reaction. Super odd comment thread here.

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  13. Comment by soren May 22, 2022 @ 8:46 pm | Link

    The idea that low-income people can afford to filter up into housing vacated by well off people is so out of touch with the brutal economic reality of Portland's housing crisis.

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  14. Comment by soren May 22, 2022 @ 8:40 pm | Link

    they’ll choose the low-cost housing and displace

    LOL at the idea that rich people will choose to slum it in low-rent housing (in the unlikely event they can find it in Portland).

    Real estate is not an Econ 101 perfectly "rational" and elastic market. Real estate markets are segmented based on price(class) and race.

    https://www.jstor.org/stable/142835

    https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1051137703000032

    If today's urbanists were transplanted in 1950s Portland, I would not be surprised to see them arguing that building luxury homes in white neighborhoods would lower costs for black people who live in red-lined segregated neighborhoods because Econ 101.

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  15. Comment by Chris May 22, 2022 @ 8:03 pm | Link

    I assumed the first Pride ride in June, but not sure after reading your comment.

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  16. Comment by dwk May 22, 2022 @ 7:23 pm | Link

    What are referring to? The science was clear and because a bunch of Trump nitwits did not get shots the pandemic lasted a year longer than it should.
    The Science was correct.

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  17. Comment by dwk May 22, 2022 @ 7:20 pm | Link

    This ridiculous comment gets 10 likes? The pandemic is over, we can declare victory if you got a shot..,, There is no mask mandate at present at all in Oregon, David, why would they wear one and why would you comment on it in May 2022..
    The Trump cult fans madness never ends....

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  18. Comment by Watts May 22, 2022 @ 6:36 pm | Link

    Most folks I know aren't looking for more expensive rentals, even if they can afford it. They'd rather save the money to buy a house. I don't believe the idea that folks will "filter up" reflects reality. It certainly doesn't reflect my experience or that of those around me.

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  19. Comment by Will May 22, 2022 @ 5:36 pm | Link

    You...came to bikeportland to promote...walking?

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  20. Comment by Will May 22, 2022 @ 5:35 pm | Link

    That's just the point. They can choose any housing. If enough of it isn't built, they'll choose the low-cost housing and displace the folks who need it and don't have a choice in the matter.

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  21. Comment by JG May 22, 2022 @ 3:56 pm | Link

    Of all the comments I've read on Bike Portland, this is one of the most baffling I've ever seen.

    Serious question, Jonathan: any idea why the top two (by far) upvoted comments on this piece are both less-than-legitimate-seeming criticisms of a community biking event?

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  22. Comment by soren May 22, 2022 @ 12:07 pm | Link

    urbanist "lower cost housing" == housing for mostly-white economically-comfortable people who already have access to a plethora of housing choices (the vacancy rate for class A luxury apartments in Portland is in the normal range and will likely grow as the economy downshifts).

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  23. Comment by pigs May 21, 2022 @ 10:00 pm | Link

    Building any sort of housing is gentrification now? Its been shown that luxury housing can alleviate demand for lower cost housing as someone looking into moving into an area will buy what the market provides.

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  24. Comment by Fred May 21, 2022 @ 9:16 pm | Link

    These youth activists are going to be mighty cold next winter when they no longer have their cozy warm houses and classrooms (heated by natural gas, which supplies 90% of the heat in Oregon on cold winter days).

    Also much of the electricity powering their mobile-phone-based lifestyles comes from natural gas, and in fact the majority of their cellphones are made of actual petrochemicals.

    I'm not saying their concerns aren't real and valid, but they need to come up with a more thoughtful way of addressing the climate crisis, like becoming scientists and solving actual problems. You too, JM, could focus on more substantive solutions - like cycling - and less on hollow activism. How many of these youth activists cycle regularly? This is a blog about cycling, remember??

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  25. Comment by Tom Busse May 21, 2022 @ 3:32 pm | Link

    More like NW Natural's corporate competitors in the energy sector hired a large PR firm like Hill and Knowlton to organize an AstroTurf youth activist group in order to gain free media to punish its competitor.

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