Mayor Charlie Hales and City Commissioner Steve Novick have started a community conversation about how to improve funding for transportation. You can have your say by attending an upcoming meeting or taking an online survey now at ourstreetspdx.com
Please join Mayor Hales, Commissioner Novick, staff from the City of Portland, and your neighbors on to review specific transportation needs and comment on possible solutions:
- Tuesday, Feb. 25, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Immigrant & Refugee Community Organization (IRCO), 10301 NE Glisan St.
- Thursday, Feb. 27, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Multnomah Arts Center, 7688 SW Capitol Highway
The first meeting on needs was held last night, Feb. 20.
The February meetings focus on transportation needs. A second series of meetings will be scheduled in April to review specific funding proposals.
Portland is facing these same challenges as many local governments:
Last year, 35 people in Portland were killed in traffic crashes and the overall condition of our streets and bridges continues to deteriorate. Many of our streets are unsafe for pedestrians and bicyclists because they lack sidewalks for people to walk on and/or features like rapid flash beacons that make intersections safer to cross.
Our maintenance backlog gets worse on a daily basis, because roads are like teeth: If you don’t brush, floss and have annual cleanings, you end up having much more expensive root canals and extractions.
For more information, visit the project web site ourstreetspdx.com or contact Mark Lear at (503) 823-7604 or firstname.lastname@example.org.