New street plan gets city out of a rut

New street plan gets city out of a rut

Now Mayor Sam Adams is pushing a new bare-bones approach — dubbed “Out of the Mud” — to improve Portland’s substandard residential streets.

Adams’ notion is to let Portlanders pay for a modest, 16-foot-wide slab of asphalt to replace the dirt in front of their home, plus gravel for parking, and skip the sidewalks, curbs, landscaped parking strip and storm drainage system.

New street plan gets city out of a rut

New street plan gets city out of a rut

Now Mayor Sam Adams is pushing a new bare-bones approach — dubbed “Out of the Mud” — to improve Portland’s substandard residential streets.

Adams’ notion is to let Portlanders pay for a modest, 16-foot-wide slab of asphalt to replace the dirt in front of their home, plus gravel for parking, and skip the sidewalks, curbs, landscaped parking strip and storm drainage system.

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

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

Portland Mayor Sam Adams | Facebook Page

Portland Mayor Sam Adams | Facebook Page

Portland Mayor Sam Adams loves discussing the issues of the day with this constituents.

http://www.facebook.com/PortlandMayorSamAdams

Portland Mayor Sam Adams | Facebook Page

Portland Mayor Sam Adams | Facebook Page

Portland Mayor Sam Adams loves discussing the issues of the day with this constituents.

http://www.facebook.com/PortlandMayorSamAdams

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

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

Adams’ ‘responsible banking’ proposal passes

Adams' 'responsible banking' proposal passes – Portland Business Journal

Adams’ ‘responsible banking’ proposal passes

Adams' 'responsible banking' proposal passes – Portland Business Journal

Sam Adams: A fresh perspective on building prosperous cities

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.

Sam Adams: A fresh perspective on building prosperous cities

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.