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May 2019

JVH vs Tony – Part Deux

My comments on the city of Portland and Tony Jordan and a parking deck expansion brought a storm of comments on Twitter but little here until Tony responded to my blog last night. You can read his comments attached to … Continue reading

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I Hate Twitter  Hate Hate Hate     

Yes, my comments below about Tony Jordan and Portland created a Twitter storm, well maybe a Twitter drizzle, and I found myself lambasted from as far away as Singapore and as close to home as the PDXshoupistas. My problem isn’t … Continue reading

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For the Record

In my blogging I often add a few throw away comments that get under the skin of some readers. I have been accused of being against: Anthropogenic Climate change Electric Vehicles Connected Cars Rapid Transit Most City Government Bike Lanes … Continue reading

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Portland, Parking, and Climate Change

The City of Portland, OR, is considering expanding an existing garage in one of its neighborhoods. It could add as many as 392 spaces to the 400 space facility. You can read all about it at parknews.biz. Our friend Tony … Continue reading

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Do They Have an Agenda

Thinking about the problem in Koreatown I mentioned below, I wonder if there is an agenda here. Our betters at City Hall have decided that automobile ownership is bad. So they are making using a car in the city as … Continue reading

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Parking, A Blood Sport

I just read an article from the LA Times posted on Parknews titled “Want to Park in Koreatown? Get Ready for a Blood Sport. Read it here. Wow! Where to begin? First of all, the quote wasn’t from a talented … Continue reading

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What a Difference a few Decades Make

When I left the army in 1970, we were told not to wear our uniforms in public. The odds were that we would be jeered, attacked, spat upon or worse. Our country had lost respect for those that were fighting … Continue reading

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Warnings, then Let the Hammer Fall – Good Idea?

I received an article from the United Parcel Service focusing on the curb. However within it were these sage words: Let’s talk enforcement – and right away, I’ll admit that UPS pays its fair share in parking tickets. But if … Continue reading

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Another Stupid Idea

I have been musing about how cities can make parking more attractive to their citizens when I came across an article describing a new potential law in DC that would allow the parking department to deputize private citizens to write … Continue reading

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In with a BANG! Out with a Whimper

The Big Bang Theory is no more. The last episode aired this past week. Everything appeared to be resolved in the lives of the seven characters who interacted in the past dozen years. Those of us who spent 12 years … Continue reading

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