Newswire: Downtown n’hood association meeting tonight focuses on transportation

Posted by on September 21st, 2015 at 12:37 pm

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A reader just shared what looks to be a meaty transportation agenda for the monthly meeting of the Land Use & Transportation Committee of the Downtown Neighborhood Association. Note the item about “dedicated bicycle infrastructure in downtown Portland” in particular. That’s a reference to PBOT’s “Central City Multimodal Safety Project” which they are just starting to plan (and which we’ve covered extensively here).

If you live or work downtown, please consider attending this meeting.

View details and more information about the meeting below:

The Downtown Neighborhood Association will be hosting its monthly Land Use Transportation subcommittee meeting on Monday, Sept. 21, 2015 from 5:30-7:00 p.m. in second floor room 2500B on the Bureau of Development Services Building, 1900 SW 4th Avenue. Everyone is welcome to attend.

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This month’s focus is on transportation and we want your feedback on the following issues:
-Dedicated bicycle infrastructure in downtown Portland
-Street repair, a.k.a. Street Fee, funding ideas
-Parking maximums, meter rate increases, and changes to parking requirements in the central city
-Finalizing requests for the downtown transportation system plan improvements

The feedback that you provide will be shared directly with the Portland Bureau of Transportation, and, yes, your thoughts do actually matter!

We hope to see you on Monday!

Best regards,

Felicia Williams
President, Downtown Neighborhood Association

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Support the “Portland Community Equality Act” which would do away with the weak city council and make undemocratic neighborhood associations obsolete.

https://www.facebook.com/Portlandcommunityequality/timeline/

Steve B
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My first concern with this is it would require 6 affirmative votes for anything to pass. Not stoked about that.

Beeblebrox
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Yep. That ruins what is otherwise an interesting proposal.

soren
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The ballot title calls for a mayor-council system where the mayor has executive authority and council has legislative authority.

https://www.facebook.com/Portlandcommunityequality/photos/pb.1603331133216006.-2207520000.1442934106./1642755439273575/?type=1&theater

Jeff M
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Jeff M

“make undemocratic neighborhood associations obsolete.”

How are neighborhood associations undemocratic?

Mark
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Mark

Is it really broke? Portland is out in front in so many ways beneficial to bikes and pedestrians. Why mess with it?

Matt
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Matt

Then again if Amanda Fritz (and various predecessors) didn’t have parks as her own little fiefdom, then we probably could already have worked with the parks department to create great mountain biking trails that were maintained by the community and open for all.

Joseph
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7% of daily commuter mode share is not the place to slow down and reflect our efforts. Our goal is 30%. No rest until we get there.