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KOIN 6: Streets toured since fee debate ‘too abstract’

August 19, 2014 | Koin 6-- Saying he thinks “the discussion might have been a bit too abstract,” Portland City Commissioner Steve Novick took the media on a tour of city streets to show why a street fee is needed.

Novick and Portland Bureau of Transportation Director Leah Treat led the tour that also included members of the public.

A lack of sidewalks near David Douglas School and Mill Park Elementary were shown, as well as no sidewalks or bike lanes on busy, higher speed sections of SW Capitol Highway.

A busy stretch of Hawthorne near SE 36th was on the tour. Those spots needed preventive maintenance, safety upgrades and ADA improvements.

“We’ve been talking for a number of months about the transportation needs READ FULL ARTICLE