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Why Portland Is Building a Multi-Modal Bridge That Bans Cars
"I think that original decision to turn down federal dollars for a freeway and instead to invest that in MAX, that's a fundamental shift that other American cities don't make."
portland  tilikum.crossing  urban.development  transit  transportation  infrastructure 
december 2015 by taestell
Making BRT faster
"In many cases, do these quietly, without much fanfare, and without a big splashy project. Big splashy big-ticket projects are more likely to attract political opposition and political opportunism. As Harry S Truman said, 'it’s amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.'"
bus.rapid.transit  brt  portland  transit  transport  transportation 
october 2014 by taestell
What do the Pearl District's "three towers" have in common?
"Together, all three structures...will create more than 1 million square feet of real estate, 150 condo units, 565 apartments and 608 parking stalls."
pearl.district  portland  urban.development  urban.redevelopment  oregon 
september 2014 by taestell
Finding the perfect house using open data
One of his two requirements: "Walking distance to a rail stop: This will allow me to get to other locations in the city without a car relatively quickly. One could argue the bus system is just as good, but I would argue that it isn’t and I much prefer rail."
portland  max  light.rail  transit  transport  transportation  open.data  streetcars 
june 2014 by taestell
Cities need to move their money
"Two weeks after Portland mayoral candidate state and Rep. Jefferson Smith publicly challenged Portland to move some of its money to local credit unions, Mayor Sam Adams this morning said he would pursue the cause. [...] When Portland follows through, it will cost Wells Fargo tens of millions of dollars."
politics  ows  portland  credit.unions  banks  from instapaper
november 2011 by taestell

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