Although Portland is known as an American cycling mecca, Rose City denizen Kirsten Holmes doesn’t commute by bike as much as she did a few years ago. The issue isn’t illness or injury. Rather, the physician’s assistant used to live in the Hague, the bicycle-friendly capital of The Netherlands. “We rode bikes everywhere there,” Holmes … Read more
After decades of neglect and shrinking influence, short-line railroads are showing their relevance once more to Oregon’s economy. But as communities like Coos Bay win plaudits from the rail industry for restoring these short-distance links to the national railroad system, others, like Tillamook, are opting to abandon old tracks — reflecting a divided approach to … Read more
The CRC is a cautionary tale about how we plan for, finance and invest in transportation infrastructure.
BY LINDA BAKER
Everyone knows cell phones and driving are a lethal combination. The risk is especially high for teenage drivers, whose delusions of immortality pose such a threat to us all. Enforcement alas, remains feeble; more promising are pedagogical approaches aimed at getting people to focus on the road, not their devices.
How the private sector can ride the next transit revolution.
BY APRIL STREETER | OB CONTRIBUTOR
Leslie Carlson channels the big idea.