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Bike boulevards would be an excellent use of limited resources in city infrastructure. I want roads fit for neighborhoods, commerce, transportation and convenience. This, combined with recent environmental science means we should no longer focus on getting single occupant motor vehicles around. I want my city to strive for more by providing vision and planning for the future. Usage based maintenance fees are fine with me.
(Vehicle Weight x Vehicle Miles Travelled. DMV can manage it.)
A waste of resources is continually building for more motor lanes because that's what we've always done.
If you think this is social engineering, what do you call the last 80 years?
Motorist discrimination? "Discriminate" holds some heavy baggage in this country but "to be discerning", "to make judgments", even "to favor based on category" is the job we ask our city planners to do. I think Portland is working hard at getting the most value for dollar out of the 2030 plan.
That city audit survey represents only 3200 people, shows inconsistancies that the Audit Director points out and can also be interpretted as: crime is down,single occupant vehicle miles are down, government satisfaction is up and people like parks and firemen.
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