Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on November 2nd, 2007 at 9:43 am
With just a few days left to turn in ballots (deadline is Tuesday night!), I hope everyone out there has voted.
I also hope you’ve all filled in the bubble for “Yes” on Measure 49.
Sensible and smart land-use planning is key to preserving Oregon’s livability, not to mention that unchecked development of our rural areas — which are home to many fantastic bike routes — would be a nightmare. Don’t believe me? Check out the maps of where some Measure 37 claims have popped up.
One reader wrote in and put it this way:
“When I look at some of the maps of Measure 37 claims, the risk of losing some amazing cycling areas (in particular in Washington and Yamhill country) blows me away. For example, the area north of 26 in Washington County out towards Forest Grove has a few fantastic rides which look ripe to become a suburban hell if Measure 49 does not pass.”
There are just a few days left, so pedal on down to the Post Office and drop off your ballot ASAP.