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Great Ideas/Concepts to Steal from Other Cities

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  • #278826

    blammo
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    anillo wrote >>
    if we put zip lines along the arches in the short north, we wouldn’t need crosswalks.

    I’m all for zip lines, a commuter roller coaster, or some similar derivation of alternative transportation down high street.

    #278827

    Tenzo
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    NO INCOME TAX

    #278828

    michaelcoyote
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    25 MPH speed limits in residential areas that are actually enforced..

    #278829

    blammo
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    michaelcoyote wrote >>
    25 MPH speed limits in residential areas that are actually enforced..

    In Mexico they make speed limits self-enforcing by just putting a pile of asphalt in the street of sufficient height and angle to do damage to a car if the speed limit is exceeded. I’d be down with that. They could apply the same concept to the aforementioned crosswalks, just put some steep little mounds on either side w/ reflectors galore embedded in them…people will get used to slowing down REALLY quickly.

    #278830
    Lauren Wilson
    Lauren Wilson
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    blammo wrote >>

    michaelcoyote wrote >>
    25 MPH speed limits in residential areas that are actually enforced..

    In Mexico they make speed limits self-enforcing by just putting a pile of asphalt in the street of sufficient height and angle to do damage to a car if the speed limit is exceeded. I’d be down with that. They could apply the same concept to the aforementioned crosswalks, just put some steep little mounds on either side w/ reflectors galore embedded in them…people will get used to slowing down REALLY quickly.

    Traffic calming AND city funded mini-bike ramps all in one. I vote WIN!

    #278831

    michaelcoyote
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    blammo wrote >>

    michaelcoyote wrote >>
    25 MPH speed limits in residential areas that are actually enforced..

    In Mexico they make speed limits self-enforcing by just putting a pile of asphalt in the street of sufficient height and angle to do damage to a car if the speed limit is exceeded. I’d be down with that. They could apply the same concept to the aforementioned crosswalks, just put some steep little mounds on either side w/ reflectors galore embedded in them…people will get used to slowing down REALLY quickly.

    I like this idea a lot, but somewhere in the back of my mind I see some dude ramping his YSR over one..

    Not sure where *that* image is coming from..

    #278832

    blammo
    Participant

    osulew wrote >>

    blammo wrote >>

    michaelcoyote wrote >>
    25 MPH speed limits in residential areas that are actually enforced..

    In Mexico they make speed limits self-enforcing by just putting a pile of asphalt in the street of sufficient height and angle to do damage to a car if the speed limit is exceeded. I’d be down with that. They could apply the same concept to the aforementioned crosswalks, just put some steep little mounds on either side w/ reflectors galore embedded in them…people will get used to slowing down REALLY quickly.

    Traffic calming AND city funded mini-bike ramps all in one. I vote WIN!

    I guess “traffic calming” for cars = “traffic excitement” for bicycles & motorcycles.

    #278833

    anillo
    Participant

    So it also encourages greener methods of transportation!

    #278834
    Lauren Wilson
    Lauren Wilson
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    anillo wrote >>
    So it also encourages greener methods of transportation!

    Apparently you haven’t seen blammo’s 2-stroke mini monsters…heloooooooooooooooooooooooo carbon footprint!

    #278835
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    Well, I guess that didn’t work.

    #278836

    shmack
    Member

    Walker wrote >>
    Anyone have any to share?
    Here’s one from Cleveland that we could easily adapt:
    A la cart? Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson cooks up plan for more food options on street

    i was just thinking this morning that i’d like to see some halal chicken & rice carts and some lamb gyro carts, ones with a real grill so everything’s hot and fresh. and some coffee & pastries carts. and some tamale carts. and even a sweet tooth truck, with cookies and cakes & sorbets & stuff. yes, i’d like to steal the portland international truck/cart concept.

    #278837

    joev
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    shmack wrote >> yes, i’d like to steal the portland international truck/cart concept.

    That would be marvelous. Maybe set it up in that parking lot at Gay and High. Or at the former site of City Center once that’s gone.

    #278838

    HeySquare
    Participant

    I was in Boston a couple of years ago. They had this Bon Marche restaurant, which I think is a European chain. Anyway… you get a little card when you walk through the door, and there is like every kind of prepared food imagineable avalible. You want an omlette? you go to the omlette station, get an omlette, and they mark your card. Sandwich? Pasta? Dessert? They have a variety of food stations scattered throughout, with tables and different seating arrangements. When you are done eating, you check out, and they tote up all the items on your card, and you pay as you leave. They also had some grocery and wine items available for purchase, I think. It was all kind of like the prepared food and salads area of Whole Foods, only you could sit down and eat your meal, and then check out afterward.

    I thought it was cool because it had a lot of dining options, so if you just wanted a quick sandwich you could grab that, but it also had a variety of prepared take-out food, vegetarian options, and speciality items (like crepes). Something for everyone.

    #278839

    michaelcoyote
    Participant

    shmack wrote >>
    i was just thinking this morning that i’d like to see some halal chicken & rice carts and some lamb gyro carts, ones with a real grill so everything’s hot and fresh. and some coffee & pastries carts. and some tamale carts. and even a sweet tooth truck, with cookies and cakes & sorbets & stuff. yes, i’d like to steal the portland international truck/cart concept.

    Last time I was there (2+ years now), I only saw a few trucks around the downtown.. There was an Indian place and a Thai place.. I think there might have been a Coffee place too, but there weren’t a ton..

    If we’re stealing things from Portland, how about stealing the idea of a downtown ”Fareless Square”

    #278840

    lifeontwowheels
    Participant

    Screw the fareless square, how do we get an online transit map like that?

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