To Hell With You, Streetcar Tracks!

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SARAH POSTING ABOUT BIKES? NEVER WOULD HAVE GUESSED!
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We should get a larger fleet of whambulances!
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Really only a good idea to ride track-adapted vehicles on disused tracks.
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Because it's just too hard to simply avoid the streets that have tracks.
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Or we could stop building streetcars for tens of millions of dollars and just use buses to do literally the exact same thing.
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DON'T RIDE YOUR DAMN BIKE ON THE TRACKS! YOU CAN FALL AND GET TEH STUPID!

It isn't like the tracks suddenly pop up and are like "oh, HAI! I'm here to crash you!"

This gives me further confirmation that we will never cure cyclists. However, if we just remove all the warning labels then things may sort out accordingly.

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Hmmmm... Riding parallel to the tracks and attempting to cross them at that angle may just possibly be a bad idea!!! No fucking way!!! A Pulitzer-worthy story for sure!!! Great job Mirk---you've surely outdone yourself! Don't bother attempting to report news people may need to know, way too difficult, that----you've hit the motherload as nanny for the bicycling idiots of Portland! Huzzah!!!

Surely a follow up advising riders not to ride parallel with and attempt to cross over the raised ridges created by all the paving work around the city will follow! Can't wait!!!

To be honest though, I had a bad wipeout in Austin years ago caused by my idiocy concerning the latter example.
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They're no pleasure to drive on either, but the plight of the 95 percent of Portlanders who use a car as their primary means of transportation doesn't garner much sympathy around these parts.
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You and Jonathan Maus need to have some protest on Lovejoy about the tragedy of streetcar/max tracks.

(I'll have a sign pointing to Hoyt/Overton for those that aren't complete fucking idiots.)