lostInPdx 
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drinking microbrews, promoting gay marriage, and raising your taxes to remove references to 'God' from the Constitution

Updated on November 11, 2008 at 7:56 PM

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Re: “Bike Lane Vehicular Exploitation!

Pro-tip to cyclists: when using a lane with sharrows, DO NOT KEEP RIGHT. The sharrow means "bikes in lane" and therefore "no passing." Do not enable drivers to break the traffic laws and endanger you in the process by giving them room to pass you in a lane with sharrows. Own the lane; it's your right.

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Posted by lostInPdx on 09/04/2014 at 12:30 PM

Re: “Division Street, Divided

Mandating that a developer provide parking where it is not needed and simultaneously reduce (by half) the number of units in a multi-family housing development will increase the per-unit costs of renting or buying a dwelling in said development. If you want affordable housing, make it affordable for people who don't own cars (often because - surprise! - they don't have the money for a car). If you want unaffordable housing, mandate parking minimums and density maximums like every other city in America. Pretty soon after that we'll start to look and feel like every other city in America, which is why we all left those other cities and moved here, because we really didn't want to leave those other cities in the first place because they're all so great, right?

Posted by lostInPdx on 03/08/2012 at 5:37 PM

Re: “Division Street, Divided

Because regardless of what the zoning laws say, these neighbors know better. They know with absolutely certainty that no household really doesn't own a car, so regardless of what people say, residents of this building will be circling the block looking for somewhere to park the car they say they don't have but really do.

And I would LOVE to see the NA have a bake sale to raise funds to keep density (along with livability and transit quality) low. You've got to love Portland: we want density - but (cue chorus:) Not In My Back Yard!

Susan Levine - candidate for NIMBY of the year 2012.

Posted by lostInPdx on 03/08/2012 at 1:59 PM

Re: “Oregon Sustainability Center: Who's Paying for This?

"I criticized the plans for the building on Wednesday, writing that it will be crass to build an expensive new symbol of Portland's green values at the same time we can't find money to keep our parts of our current sustainable infrastructure, TriMet, running."

You do know that Trimet is it's own government agency that collects taxes for itself, don't you? The city of Portland doesn't fund Trimet, so your comment makes absolutely no sense at all. If Trimet were providing funding this project and also cutting service then you'd have a point, but you didn't list Trimet as a major contributor to this project so I'm not sure how they're to blame.

Posted by lostInPdx on 08/07/2010 at 1:18 PM

Re: “AmericaSpeaks in Portland This Saturday

I wish I was going to be in town this weekend. I really don't want this event to be dominated by a bunch of incoherent losers that don't understand how much more their lives would suck if the government cut spending as much as they claim they want them to do.

Posted by lostInPdx on 06/21/2010 at 5:46 PM

Re: “Would You Vote to Give Your Money to the Sellwood Bridge?

Toll the bridge, and for good measure both McLoughlin and Macadam at the Multnomah-Clackamas County lines. The majority of Sellwood Bridge traffic originates in or is destined for Clackamas County. Those are the people who benefit the most from this bridge and therefore should have to foot an equitable share of the cost of this bridge.

Posted by lostInPdx on 05/14/2010 at 5:03 PM
Posted by lostInPdx on 02/04/2010 at 3:28 PM

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