Ride Sharing Add to Congestion Bunk

A report  from Associated Press claims conclusively Rides share add to Congestion.   I have read many of the studies only skipping over the methodology part.  First, I felt the study is a bit disingenuous, peculiarly UCD study which shows a higher of number of car owners using Uber instead of their cars. These studies may count the number of cars but say nothing about the number of car trips saved by Ride sharing.  If a single car can do an average of 15 riders a day, that single car is doing the work of 15 cars.  I assume these trips save would be single occupancy cars without Ridesharing.

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Merry Christmas

John 1English Standard Version (ESV)

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.

There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. He came as a witness, to bear witness about the light, that all might believe through him. He was not the light, but came to bear witness about the light.

The true light, which gives light to everyone, was coming into the world. 10 He was in the world, and the world was made through him, yet the world did not know him. 11 He came to his own, and his own people did not receive him. 12 But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God, 13 who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God.

14 And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.

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Car Free is not as Great as Advocates Tout

I had been notice also of talk on how wonderful it is to live the car free lifestyle: being free to move about without the burden of car ownership and not being stuck in traffic.  Today I want to bust this myth of a car free lifestyle. I have been carless (carless as negative as homeless) since 2015 when my F-150 finally died. I rely on Transit, Uber, traditional car rentals, and Zipcar to get around.

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Burned out on Dinning out

I am doing something different from my usual political rants on my blog.  I right now was reading about the new restaurant featuring biscuits and potpies and my reaction was rater indifferent and maybe disgust.  I am realizing I start to be burned out on the dining scene in Portland.

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