Jason Box! That local tie just makes it less abstract, a little more real and urgent, doesn't it.
Almost as if they were getting ready for the low-tech post-apocalyptic world, Illahe Vineyards transported four cases of their all-by-hand, no electricity "Project 1899 Pinot Noir" to their Portland distributor, Casa Bruno, all without motorized vehicle. Their twitter feed has images of water transport by canoe and this final leg by cargo bike in Portland. It took them 4 days to go 93 miles. You might recall their bicycle-powered pump, as well. Stuff like this doesn't really scale up to meaningful commercial numbers, but it's still neat to see and a fun project.
Last month at the Planning Commission there was the path deletion and upzoning for an apartment complex on the former Battle Creek golf course. A neighbor has appealed it to City Council, and the grounds of the appeal boil down to "not enough parking."The very last leg...biking the #project1899 #pinotnoir the last few blocks to Casa Bruno. pic.twitter.com/MRlOqxIiMR— Illahe Vineyards (@illahevineyards) September 2, 2015
|Site plan east of creek: Not enough parking?|
|The letter of appeal: "not enough parking"|
|Car-dependent, minimal transit,|
bikeable if you're ok with Commercial Street
|City of Salem current standards for residential parking|
There will be more to say, I'm sure, when the Staff Report and recommendation comes out. But it seems like this will be a difficult case on the merits for the appellant.