Sunday, September 20, 2009

Yep, Some harbingers of success.

A Keizer, Oregon, resident (in The Oregonian, September 20, 2009) points to the "stratospheric meter costs, convoluted driver-biker rules and trains down virtually every street" and says that Portland has become "The City that Most Discourages Auto Use." The Doser says: "Yes, I hadn't heard that complimentary title yet but I hope we can live up to it."


Atticus said...

I concluded many years ago that Portland does not want people to go downtown. It is reserved primarily for business and they discourage visitation. Their motto should be "Stay home but send us your money."

Incidentally, they are the same people that launch great rafts of turds in the river when it rains.

Anonymous said...

There is another group in Portland that put forward the Pioneer Courthouse square, bicycling as a commuter practice, green buildings, a big storm sewer pipe and on and on.