In 2010 Portland, Oregon made it cheap and easy for people to build ADUs (Accessory Dwelling Units — also known as “granny flats”, “in-law apartments”, “carriage houses”, etc — small secondary dwellings that are on an existing property), and to … Continue reading
I have some urban envy: a development under construction in the Lloyd neighborhood of Portland called Hassalo on 8th (almost like you’d buy it at Ikea…) has 657 apartments, 1,200 bike parking spaces, and 328 (underground) car parking spaces on … Continue reading
On street bike parking (bike corrals) have become very popular with local street-level businesses in Portland, Oregon. I think it’s time for Boulder to regularize our bike corral program. We need to get some decent non-diagonal racks in there with … Continue reading
In central Portland, landlords championed a plan to remove two lanes of car traffic in order to create separated bikeways serving a residential commercial district. If only we could have gotten something more like this out on Pearl Parkway in … Continue reading
Many new apartment complexes in Portland have no parking, because many of their residents have no cars, and building parking spaces would bump rent from $750 to $1200. Cities that don’t require you to drive are often more affordable than … Continue reading
DR Horton, which has built nearly 20,000 mostly suburban homes across the US, is now pitching cozily downsized car-free living in SE Portland. It’s a development called Division 43, made up of 29 units, in 2-3 story buildings, on one … Continue reading
Portland literally cannot build bike corrals fast enough to satisfy local businesses. After installing 30 corrals in 2009 and 21 in 2010, there are now 75 businesses on the waiting list. Once you reach a certainly critical mass of cyclists, … Continue reading
Oregon’s plans to legislatively enable peer-to-peer car sharing have put cargo bike retailer Clever Cycles into some kind of (wonderful) bicycle trance, envisioning a world where the motorcars simply rust away. They already sit 92% idle after all.