Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on March 23rd, 2009 at 5:38 pm
Catherine Ciarlo in screenshot from
-Watch it below-
Mayors Sam Adams’ office has just released a video address giving an update to Portlanders on his 100 day action plan as it pertains to his transportation agenda. The video (watch it below) is in the form of a monologue from his transportation policy director (and former executive director of the Bicycle Transportation Alliance) Catherine Ciarlo.
In the video, Ciarlo says “Mayor Adams set out an ambitious agenda for transportation and we feel good about the progress we’ve made,” and it addresses the Columbia River Crossing (CRC) project, the Portland Streetcar, the cycle track, and the new bike parking corral.
On the CRC, Ciarlo says their office came to a “win-win solution” to build up to 12 lanes conditioned on the creation of the Columbia Crossing Mobility Council that will “provide active performance based management of the bridge…in perpetuity”. This council is important, says Ciarlo, because, “in the past, we’ve built big highway projects and then left them out there to fill up with cars. This time we want to do it differently, and we want to do it better.”
Ciarlo also gives an overview of the promised “high-profile” cycle track that is set to be announced soon. She says it will have a “painted buffer” (as opposed to a separated grade) and that it will be located in Northwest Portland (I’ll have more on the cycle track soon). She also touches on the promise for 15 miles of bike boulevards and the new bike parking corral that is set to be installed at PNCA tomorrow.