Hawthorne bike lane

After reading the BikePortland October 13 article I remain in agreement with the city’s actions to improve near by and parallel bike lanes. As much as I appreciate the passion around pushing for bike lanes on Hawthorne I do not consider it a fight worth putting effort into. The network of nearby streets makes much more sense and are easier to control traffic and speed on.

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Amen. The problem with bike activism in Portland is that it it’s often shrill, toxic, and loaded with unrealistic pie-in-the-sky demands. We’re fine without those lanes and the neighborhood clearly didn’t want them either. Flogging a dead horse just turns more people against alternative transportation modes. You won’t hear these opinions in the curated echo chamber that Jonathan runs, though.

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