Dirk, I think the public conversation around transportation, housing, and parking has evolved--at least in Portland--to the point that public dialogue about "parking" (including in news journals and blogs) now demands a distinction between auto parking and bicycle parking.
Do you agree?
In this case, I think that (1) the parking described in this post should specify that it is "auto parking", if that is the case, and (2) the question is begged--and should be called out--whether and how much bicycle parking capacity is planned, both for short-term use, and residential use.
Beating him up? No. Just asking him to be accountable now for things he said back then when he had to contend with Brady for conservative votes in the primary.
Horribly bad fake noses.
When the candidates started pulling written questions from the basket, I saw Smith pick up mine, a foldedm large, white piece of paper and I hollered out loud "YES, THAT ONE!" Smith looked up at me with raised eyebrows. "YES, THAT ONE! I DARE YOU!" Darn, he didn't read it :) My question read...
...Mr. Hales, this is a question about your view of the role that active transportation modes play among what you have called "core basic" city services... In March of this year, you responded in writing to KATU TV's candidate questionnaire. One of your campaign's written responses reads: Bike lanes are needed so that we can provide efficient and inexpensive transportation choices, but not at the expense of other basic city services that need attention as well. You can count on me to bring that focus back to our city....
I was dying to hear Smith read my question to Hales, who had just a few minutes earlier replied to another question that, no, his repeated use of the term "basic services" was not code for "roads first and bikes second".
Rowdy hooligans tried to upstage the event. Ms. Mirk, you handled'em!
September Kidical Mass:
Bike Trains to the 3rd annual Fiets of Parenthood!
This Sunday, 9/16/2012, Clever Cycles is hosting the 3rd annual Fiets of Parenthood event. This is a family-focused (not just friendly) biking event. Streets outside of Clever Cycles will be closed to cars and there will be food vendors, kid and family-biking competitions and more.
To help more people get there, Kidical Mass PDX will be leading 2 bike trains to the event.
One will leave Peninsula Park at 10:30am, stop to collect more people at Irving Park (south-side playground) at 11 am, and then arrive at Clever Cycles by noon.
The other train will leave the North Park Blocks playground at 11:00am and head across the Steel Bridge, down the Esplanade, and then over to Clever Cycles by noon.
Cever Cycles is located at 900 SE Hawthorne Blvd and the event takes place from noon to 4pm. Please see their website at http://clevercycles.com/blog/2012/09/04/fi… for more details about the event itself.
As with all KidicalMassPDX rides:
-We will stay together as a group and follow all traffic safety laws.
-Helmets are required for children and encouraged for adults.
-Kids riding their own bikes should be able to ride in a more or less straight line, stop and start as necessary, and follow verbal directions.
For questions or more information about Kidical Mass and event updates,please see the main website: www.kidicalmasspdx.org
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