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Video: Sights and Sounds from the 2016 Hocking River Rumble

Video shot and produced by of Evan Shaw of WOUB PBS

New drive-through proposals come with east Portland ban and bicycle access requirement @bikeportland

Aloha Todd and Low Bar Tour - Pedalpalooza-30
A zoning code change proposal that will be subject to a City Council hearing next month would require all businesses to serve bicycle riders when other entrances are closed.
(Photo: J. Maus/BikePortland)
The City of Portland is not a fan of drive-through windows. For decades Portland has adopted regulations that limit how and where drive-throughs can be built. 
City planners believe drive-throughs don’t serve the community’s best interests and that they lead to auto-oriented development that’s directly counter to adopted policy goals and dangerous for people on foot, on bike, and on mobility devices.

Why 12-Foot Traffic Lanes Are Disastrous for Safety and Must Be Replaced Now @CityLab

When state DOTs bring streets through cities, they apply highway standards (above, Okeechobee Boulevard in West Palm Beach, Florida). (Screenshot via Google Maps)
A friend of mine heads an office in the White House. I never see him anymore, except at the occasional black tie design dinner, where he is always good for a couple of gin and tonics as the crowd disperses. At the last such event, he asked me a question. Or maybe he didn't. But I answered it.
"What's the number one most important thing that we have to fight for?" I said. "You mean, besides corporations being people and money being speech?"
"Besides that."
"Well that's easy: 10-foot lanes instead of 12-foot lanes."

[Keep reading at CityLab]