TriMet youth passes: It’s right to give students a fare break

If you read some local media accounts of my fight to keep the TriMet youth pass program fully funded for students in Portland Public Schools, you might think that I am asking TriMet to squeeze blood from a stone or that I am counting on other cities and counties to foot the bill for a Portland program. Nonsense…

http://www.oregonlive.com/opinion/index.ssf/2012/07/trimet_youth_passes_its_right.html#comments

Bicycling Magazine: Ranking of 2012 Bike-Friendly Cities: America’s Best Bike City: Portland, Oregon

Bicycling Magazine: Ranking of 2012 Bike-Friendly Cities: America’s Best Bike City: Portland, Oregon: The paragon of bike-friendliness…

http://www.bicycling.com/news/advocacy/americas-best-bike-city-portland-oregon

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Sam Adams: A fresh perspective on building prosperous cities

PORTLAND — I help lead one of America’s cities – Portland, Oregon. It is known for being a well-planned city. It’s not. At least, not as well as we want it to be. And not as well-planned as every American city must be.

When I talk about planning, I’m not just referencing plotting spots on a map where new bikeways will run, or where new business districts will pop up. Instead, I’m talking about how to understand the specific and real human challenges we face, and then how to establish priorities that are shared by community members and government. This is what creates a real playbook to guide future decisions.