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Chart: Roads losing to bike paths & streetcars

January 23, 2012

In Portland, road maintenance takes a backseat to bikes and streetcars
By Dr. Eric Fruits
Econ International Blog

Following up on a previous article, the figure below shows that as Portland’s road paving backlog has grown, the city has expanded bikeways and streetcar lines.

Yes, yes, I know, correlation is not the same as causation.

Nevertheless, the figure demonstrates that the city appears to have sacrificed road maintenance in favor of alternative modes of transportation.

  
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Bob Clark January 23, 2012

Not only have the roads been sacrificed but so have sidewalks in Southwest Portland. Your dough (public tax, water, and sewer dollars) for their (city hall’s) show (streetcars and subidized downtown government buildings). And if you are an organization complaining about this ongoing city hall rape of public tax payers, you are accused by the likes of Commissar Leonard of receiving monies from and representing the likes of “Big Oil.” We should all be so lucky as to be getting monies from the Koch brothers, Exxon, or someother populist company target.

01.23.12 The Afternoon Delight | Oregon Emerging Local Government Leaders Network January 23, 2012

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