Posted by Jonathan Maus ( Publisher/Editor ) on August 27th, 2009 at 9:30 am
presentation on alternatives to
the 12-lane CRC.
– Watch below-
With the BTA flexing some muscle on the Columbia River Crossing project and a grassroots effort in opposition to a 12-lane bridge by Rising Tide Cascadia well under way, some of you might be curious about what other alternatives exist.
Nick Falbo is a Portland-based video game designer who is currently pursuing a degree in urban planning from Portland State University. Falbo is also a friend of Spencer Boomhower, whom you might recall as the artist/activist behind an excellent animated explanation of the Idaho Stop Law we first shared back in April.
When Nick noticed a guest article by Spencer about the CRC that was published on BikePortland in February, he started thinking about ways he could help raise awareness about the project.
The result was three short animated and fully-narrated video presentations. One is an introduction to the CRC project, the other is an explanation of the concept of “induced demand” and the other is an exploration of some of the alternatives to a 12-lane bridge that could be pursued.
You can view all three videos on Nick’s blog, or sit back and watch the one titled, “Alternatives” below: