Posted by Elly Blue (Columnist) on March 26th, 2009 at 2:30 pm
The grassroots group that is forming to oppose plans for a new 12-lane Columbia River Crossing (CRC) bridge project on I-5 has released the second in their series of mock sales pitches.
In the first episode, host (and local author) Joe Kurmaskie tackles the bridge’s cost (“…only one million easy payments of $4,000 each!”) and its potential impact on transportation spending and priorities in coming decades.
The second episode, titled “Bridge Cures Cancer,” focuses on the public health costs of highway projects.
Here’s the second “Have We Got a Bridge to Sell You” video (youtube link):
The video, created by Dan Kaufman of Crank My Chain, is about a minute and a half long and contains details about the April 5th CRC Opposition and Alternatives rally in Waterfront Park planned by Kurmaskie and others.
Confirmed speakers at the rally include former Oregon Secretary of State Bill Bradbury, Portland City Commissioner Amanda Fritz, Metro Councilor Robert Liberty, and Bicycle Transportation Alliance advocate and educator Michelle Poyourow.