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    Portland Oregon - for non Oregonians . in wheelchairs

    If you ever intend to drive and park and roll in Portland Oregon, but only possess a non-Oregonian ADA placard you will require one of these to park in the City designated wheelchair spots and to park at parking meters(of longer than 15 minutes), if you wish to have unlimited length parking and free parking. You can also park in residential parking zones. You have to display both placards.

    To get the placard you have to fill out this application... .yes another application.
    I'm posting the application here as the City of Portland in their wisdom don't think that folks in wheelchair have it hard enough and so haven't posted it anywhere.

    So next time you go to the doctors PLEASE get if filled in and mail it to the city of Portland.. who knows one day, you may possibly want to park in Portland may as well be prepared, also makes a nice decoration to add to your collection of rear view mirror ornaments.
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    #2
    Cool. What are your top 5 things to do for a day starting from Union Station in a power chair? Tips on riding MAX...disabled discounts etc.
    "Never turn your back on fear. It should always be in front of you, like a thing that might have to be killed." - Hunter Thompson
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      #3
      It seems like the additional placard would violate ADA. I mean how are we supposed to know in advance which cities in the US have these additional requirements? Suppose we assume we just pay all meters, and hang our placard when out of state anyway. It won't help, because they would still get us when we run overtime. Overtime is one of the reasons we get free parking. It takes a lifetime to get into and out of our rigs. ABs can just pop into and out of theirs, but not me. I don't know if I want to bother with filling out the form or simply crossing Portland off my list. But I think the ordinance should be thrown out.
      I have had periodic paralysis all my life. I lost my ability to walk in 2011 beginning with a spinal block, which was used for a hip fracture caused by periodic paralysis.

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        #4
        Originally posted by nonoise View Post
        It seems like the additional placard would violate ADA. I mean how are we supposed to know in advance which cities in the US have these additional requirements? Suppose we assume we just pay all meters, and hang our placard when out of state anyway. It won't help, because they would still get us when we run overtime. Overtime is one of the reasons we get free parking. It takes a lifetime to get into and out of our rigs. ABs can just pop into and out of theirs, but not me. I don't know if I want to bother with filling out the form or simply crossing Portland off my list. But I think the ordinance should be thrown out.
        I agree 100%! This is ridiculous!

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          #5
          Originally posted by HACKNSACK44 View Post
          I agree 100%! This is ridiculous!
          I agree 100%

          If anything.. if you have out of state license plates on the car and a regular blue ADA placard you should be fine...
          If you're Oregonian then yeah you can play by your states silly rules.
          Would make for an interesting case to fight.

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            #6
            Originally posted by NW-Will View Post
            I agree 100%

            If anything.. if you have out of state license plates on the car and a regular blue ADA placard you should be fine...
            If you're Oregonian then yeah you can play by your states silly rules.
            Would make for an interesting case to fight.
            No, this ruling is for people from outside of Oregon. The application reads as:

            Non-Oregon Resident
            Wheelchair User Disabled Person
            Parking Permit Application
            I have had periodic paralysis all my life. I lost my ability to walk in 2011 beginning with a spinal block, which was used for a hip fracture caused by periodic paralysis.

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              #7
              In Oregon if you get an ADA placard and you're in a wheelchair
              you get a different color placard. medium blue instead of dark blue.

              So oregon wheelchair users are differentiated.. and there are wheelchair only spots.
              So to overcome the fact that ADA wheelchair folks from other states are indistinguishable, the city of Portland has come up with this extra placard for out of state folks.



              Originally posted by nonoise View Post
              No, this ruling is for people from outside of Oregon. The application reads as:

              Non-Oregon Resident
              Wheelchair User Disabled Person
              Parking Permit Application

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                #8
                Originally posted by NW-Will View Post
                In Oregon if you get an ADA placard and you're in a wheelchair
                you get a different color placard. medium blue instead of dark blue.

                So oregon wheelchair users are differentiated.. and there are wheelchair only spots.
                So to overcome the fact that ADA wheelchair folks from other states are indistinguishable, the city of Portland has come up with this extra placard for out of state folks.
                Which means if you are in Portland and from out of state and use a wheelchair, you can't use these HC spots without the special Portland only placard. The problem is those are the *only* spots we can use, so I still claim it is against the ADA.
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                I have had periodic paralysis all my life. I lost my ability to walk in 2011 beginning with a spinal block, which was used for a hip fracture caused by periodic paralysis.

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                  #9
                  Actually, the ADA does not require that state's honor each other's handicapped parking placards or plates, although most do. The ADA regulations do require that the state set criteria according to the ADA, and issue plates/placards to their residents.

                  Most likely this law in Portland is legal as long as endorsed by the state of Oregon, and will need to be tested in the courts by someone who is ticketed for parking in one of these spaces with an out-of-state placard or plate.

                  Here is a site where you can look up each state's requirements, although it may not be completely up-to-date:

                  http://www.disabledmotorists.eu/en/w...of_america.htm

                  (KLD)
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                    #10
                    interesting.
                    I'd love to test this in the courts.

                    Originally posted by SCI-Nurse View Post
                    Actually, the ADA does not require that state's honor each other's handicapped parking placards or plates, although most do. The ADA regulations do require that the state set criteria according to the ADA, and issue plates/placards to their residents.

                    Most likely this law in Portland is legal as long as endorsed by the state of Oregon, and will need to be tested in the courts by someone who is ticketed for parking in one of these spaces with an out-of-state placard or plate.

                    Here is a site where you can look up each state's requirements, although it may not be completely up-to-date:

                    http://www.disabledmotorists.eu/en/w...of_america.htm

                    (KLD)

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by NW-Will View Post
                      interesting.
                      I'd love to test this in the courts.
                      KLD's reference revealed more than I wanted to know. Except the blue card is valid in all states.
                      Challenging Portland would be tough though. Check out New York. You have to have a special permit to park in NYC, issued only NYC residents, workers, and students. http://www.disabledmotorists.eu/en/w...a/new_york.htm

                      Colorado also has extra or more stringent controls in Denver and Colorado Springs, maybe more.

                      Also free meter parking (and overtime) needs to be checked before using.
                      I have had periodic paralysis all my life. I lost my ability to walk in 2011 beginning with a spinal block, which was used for a hip fracture caused by periodic paralysis.

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                        #12
                        Just a note...

                        Typical Portland.... the address on the form, that the form tells you where to mail the form, doesn't exist!

                        Best advice, if you're going to mail it give them a call first and get the correct address. I'd put the one I mailed it to, but I have a feeling that too will become non-existant !

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