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Formerly the home of Beaumont-Wilshire Neighbors for Responsible Growth, the Portland Land Matters blog explores citywide land-use concerns, such as home demolitions, with the belief that development should create an improvement.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

City wraps its research

In advance of the big parking hearing on Tuesday, Nov. 13, the city has announced the results of its studies into parking and other issues related to proposed developments such as the one undergoing permiting for Northeast Fremont.

One of the studies puts car ownership at 72 percent, and shows that the area of impact (as far as parking is concerned) is two blocks. Estimating a couple of people per each of the 50 units proposed for the Northeast Fremont location, that's about 72 additional vehicles roaming an already tight area with a history of collisions and near misses. With this statistic, we should be able to make an even stronger argument for traffic-safety measures.

Read more here.

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