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With New Sellwood Bridge, Anything's Better

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"it's worth noting that a 2009 study from the Inavero Institute found 89 percent of cyclists
also own cars."

Could the same be said about motorcycles? So is this a reason to stop charging registration fees for motorcycles?
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Jota, it could be an argument for charging vehicles in proportion to their impacts on streets, public health, the environment, etc. That would make sense to me.
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How is it we can rebuild the 4 lane Hawthorne bridge for $22 million, celebrate its as an icon when it reaches 100 years, and not significantly alter its structure and everyone is happy. Yet the 2 lane Sellwood bridge, 18 years newer than the Hawthorne, requires a complex $330 million replacement? Does anyone understand the value of money anymore?
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Come on, the Hawthorne bridge wasn't replaced, it was "refurbished". Basically they widened the sidewalks and repainted it. The Sellwood bridge is literally falling apart, so a brand new bridge will be built, which costs more money than new paint.
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You could easily convert Tacoma back to four lanes by removing the planters/dividers (installed for "traffic calming) or by condemning one row of homes a mere six blocks. Given the anti-car zealotry, the Sellwood Neighborhood will instead choose another 100 years of traffic congestion and aggressive drivers.
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"condemning one row of homes a mere six blocks."

Yeah, whatever. No big deal. It's just 6 blocks of homes.
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Yeah, as long as Bruce doesn't own one of those condemned homes.......
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Speaking of shitty, this is a shitty article, Sarah Mirk.
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A lot of the eastbound backup is caused by people turning left right after they get off the bridge, and westbound traffic blocking them. Why not install a light there to stop the westbound traffic for long enough for the few east-bounders turning left to get through?