Halloween is over, and Turkey Day is coming up. Time for another Open Thread.
- Also coming up is election day, on Tuesday, November 6. As a non-profit, we can’t endorse any candidates, but we can tell you that you should vote, and point you to Portland Afoot’s voters’ guide.
- Portland Afoot also looks at the trend of new apartments without parking for tenants, a recent practice that has delighted environmentalists and active transportation advocates, but outraged some neighbors who view ample free on-street parking as a fundamental right.
- TriMet releases their Service and Ridership Annual Performance Report, and wants you to also know that number of fare inspectors is going up.
- A few notes from Europe, both from Atlantic Cities: Some discussion of why German transit use is higher than that of the US, and transit is now free in one French city.