About Ryan Packer (Contributor)

Ryan Packer (Contributor)

Contributor Ryan Packer lives in Seattle and covers transportation issues as a Senior Editor at The Urbanist. This past winter they held a four-month temporary post as the editor of the Seattle Bike Blog. Contact them at ryan@theurbanist.org.

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Metro vote Thursday could be pivotal in push for Interstate Bridge project

Monday, January 3rd, 2022

View northbound at I-5/Marine Drive interchange. (Source: Google Maps)

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Interstate Bridge and freeway project heads toward funding approval after key Metro vote

Friday, November 19th, 2021

(Source: Interstate Bridge Replacement project)

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Advocacy coalition fights 10-lane Interstate Bridge as project rolls forward

Wednesday, November 10th, 2021

Looking south on I-5 at Marine Drive overpass.
(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

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Cold feet at Metro? Council contemplates slowing down Interstate Bridge megaproject

Tuesday, October 26th, 2021

Metro Council President Lynn Peterson.
(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

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‘Universe’ of options for CRC 2.0 all include a ten lane highway

Monday, October 25th, 2021

Looking south on I-5 from the Interstate Bridge.
(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

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Interstate Bridge Replacement leaders throw out tunnel, high speed rail options

Thursday, September 16th, 2021

So far, the Executive Steering Group hasn’t looked at any design options in detail, but they were shown the slide above that looks almost identical to the preferred alternative from the Columbia River Crossing, with ten marked lanes on top of two bridges.

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‘Climate framework’ language for Interstate Bridge Replacement project is too weak, regional officials say

Tuesday, July 27th, 2021

Slide from presentation shared at IBR Program July meeting.

Will the Columbia River Crossing project’s multibillion dollar successor fully integrate climate change into its design and construction? Or will climate change merely be a box that is checked on the way to a wider I-5 that encourages more driving and more emissions? That question took center stage at the July meeting of the Interstate Bridge Replacement project’s Executive Steering Group. [Read more…]

On cognitive dissonance and climate change in Cascadia

Saturday, July 3rd, 2021

Wildfire smoke in Portland on September 10th, 2020.
(Photo: BikePortland)

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Feds on CRC 2.0: Don’t let climate change and equity concerns slow project down

Monday, May 24th, 2021

I-5 in North Portland would be expanded as part of the Interstate Bridge Replacement project.
(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

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Columbia River Crossing 2.0: Rerun or reboot?

Friday, April 30th, 2021

CRC 1.0 conceptual rendering looking northwest from Delta Park.

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