Posted by Jonathan Maus ( Publisher/Editor ) on November 14th, 2006 at 1:51 pm
ODOT needs to hear from cyclists about how they should spend a big pot of money set aside for “Transportation Enhancements”. This money must go to projects, “that strengthen the cultural, aesthetic, or environmental value of our transportation system.”
This Thursday at Metro Council Chambers (600 NE Grand) you have the opportunity to view the projects (view PDF of full list), leave comments and/or tell ODOT where to spend their money (how can you pass that up!).
View Open House details here.
The BTA’s Scott Bricker says,
“You can help push for a great project in your community and increase the overall number of trails funded through the program.”
There are some major projects in Region 1 (Portland’s region) on the list including:
- Three bike boulevard projects
- The Columbia Slough Trail
- The Springwater Trail from SE Umatilla – SE 19th
If you can’t make it on Thursday night, comments will be accepted until November 30th. Send letters and comments to Patricia R. Fisher at the ODOT Transportation Enhancement Program (355 Capitol St NE #326, Salem, OR 97301). The BTA has published a sample letter if you need it.
You can also email comments to firstname.lastname@example.org .