This has been a lousy year so far for America’s Cycling Capital. Last month, a bunch of businesses along a major bike corridor co-signed a letter whining that if the city replaces spaces for free car parking with better, safer, sexier bike lanes, they might lose business to drivers, and so fire off their NIMBY… Continue reading Portland: Welcome to America’s Parking Capital?
Hi, folks. The defunct Columbia River Crossing freeway mega-expansion appears to be back. Mismanaging Perception will be live-blogging a committee hearing in Salem today, January 14th, 2014 beginning shortly before 1PM. For previous CRC related articles from MMP, click HERE. MMP’s CRC liveblog from last year can be reviewed HERE. •••
This article was originally published on Mismanaging Perception. In the last two years I’ve written over 20 articles breaking down why the Columbia River Crossing freeway mega-expansion isn’t just failed transportation policy, but why it’s an outright nightmare totally out of line with the values our community champions. From historical precedent, to strange-bedfellow political opposition, to austerity,… Continue reading Unmerciful Insanity: the Columbia River Crossing
Okay, I’m gonna try to keep this one short. After dancing on the grave of the CRC this summer, I’ve largely refrained from dragging myself through the nauseating task of tapping fingers to keyboard yet again over this $4 to $10 billion dollar mistake that just keeps on mistaking. Here we go. To be clear,… Continue reading Columbia River Crossing Lies and the Lying Liars that Tell Them
The Columbia River Crossing freeway mega-expansion has been slayed, there should be little doubt about this fact. Recent media hype over a potential re-animation of the nightmare project is just that: hype. It’s been speculated the moment that governor John Kitzhaber declared dead the $4-10 billion dollar freeway & light rail mega-project, Oregon AFL-CIO president Tom… Continue reading The Meme War that Killed the CRC
Note: this article was originally published on February 19, 2013 for Mismanaging Perception. The list of bias and hostility that many motorists project towards the cycling community seems to never end. If it weren’t bad enough that those who choose to commute via bicycle have to contend with risking our lives amid a sea of… Continue reading I’m a Cyclist, Now Where’s My Damn Tax Break?
This article was originally published on Blue Oregon. Another week, another 180° change of policy coming out of the mayors office. Like many Portlanders who supported Charlie Hales’ opponent in the election, I committed to giving Charlie the benefit of the doubt as he took office. I was even excited when reports that his alleged… Continue reading Charlie Hales: CRC Lobbyist
This article was originally published on Mismanaging Perception. “In 1980, whale watching surpassed whaling as an industry. Now it’s worth about four times as much. Whale watching provides far, far more jobs to people than whaling ever did.” ~ Paul Watson The argument goes something like this: ‘We recognize that the planet is dying, but… Continue reading IT’S THE FALSE DICHOTOMY, STUPID!