Twilight for the automobile? One can hope.
With restaurants and bars slowly reopening across the state, business owners and civic leaders from Portland to Ashland to Bend are teaming up to craft plans that will allow restaurants and bars to take their tables and chairs out onto the sidewalk, into nearby parking lots or even place them directly in the street.
This may ultimately be the single best thing to come out of the entire coronavirus situation. We have, for years, desperately needed to overhaul our infrastructure to make it people-centered not car-centered. Maybe—just maybe—we’re on a path to doing that.