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Fill in the bubble for bikes

Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on October 26th, 2006 at 2:06 pm

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I don't know much about politics, but I know what I like.

That’s why I’m going to fill in the bubble for bikes and vote “Yes” on Measure 26-80.

Passage of 26-80 will do lots of great stuff for the health and livability of our region. The cash raised would help Metro finish gaps in several popular trails (like the Springwater) and make connections from local to regional trails (like the Gresham-Fairview Trail).

I can’t believe a certain local weekly newspaper thought it would be cool “send a message” to Metro and tell folks to vote no on this.

We need to get this measure passed so Metro has the cash to make the big deals that result in more places to ride.

Here’s a list of the trails that could benefit from the passage of this measure:

  • Sellwood Gap of the Springwater Corridor
  • Cazadero Trail
  • Fanno Creek Greenway Trail
  • Westside Trail
  • Gresham / Fairview Trail
  • Tonquin Trail
  • Willamette River Greenway
  • Columbia Slough Trail

So fill in the bubble for bikes and vote “Yes” on Measure 26-80. Seems like a no-brainer to me.

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  • West Cougar October 26, 2006 at 2:48 pm

    Yeah, and it's a heck-uv a lot cheaper than the library increase... which isn't due to expire until next year anyway. ;-)

    Actually, my recollection is 26-80 is the cheapest bond measure on the ballot.

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  • Scout October 28, 2006 at 1:55 pm

    Weird. Reading the Willamette Week's opposition to this measure is basically like reading a note from my mom, which reads, "Don't do it because I say so."

    Holding on to natural areas should absolutely be our priority, and this is one instance where forward thinking should be rewarded.

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  • Macaroni October 29, 2006 at 11:18 am

    Willamette Week made several bad endorsements including Jack Roberts for State Supreme Court. Sometimes I wonder about them.

    Yea on 26-80. Right on.

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