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Adams says Green Streets funding plan a “double-win” and won’t increase sewer rates

“Over the past two years, actual contract costs have come in much lower than the estimates on which rates were based. These significant savings mean we can make these Green Streets investments without impacting rate payers.” — Mayor Sam Adams Last week, the City released the ordinance language behind Mayor Sam Adams’ plans to find … Read more


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Mayor Adams releases details on bike plan “kickstart” funds

Green streets; where bikes, fish and plants coexist.(Photo © J. Maus) Portland Mayor Sam Adams has released details of his promise to find $20 million to “kickstart” funding of the 2030 Bike Plan. As expected, the money will come from the Bureau of Environmental Services budget and will be allocated toward “Green Streets projects on … Read more


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Details on the new Sustainable Transportation Finance Task Force

In case you’re curious about the “finance task force” I’ve mentioned several times in my recent 2030 Bike Plan coverage, I now have more details. According to the City Council resolution passed yesterday, the official name of the group with be the “Sustainable Transportation Finance Task Force.” The group will be corralled by the Bureaus … Read more


City’s Bike Advisory Committee steps back from Saltzman proposal

Download BAC letter (PDF) The City of Portland’s Bicycle Advisory Committee — a 13 member group that advises the City on “bicycle-related matters” — has released their letter in response to Commissioner Dan Saltzman’s Bike Plan funding proposal. The BAC initially intended to draft a letter in support of Saltzman’s idea (after he pitched it … Read more


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Saltzman’s bike plan amendment: Thoughts and reactions

“We’re certainly looking at it and we’re looking at some other options too.” — Catherine Ciarlo, Transportation Policy Advisor for Mayor Adams As City Council gets set to pass the Portland Bicycle Plan for 2030 tomorrow, there will be a buzz in the air about whether or not Commissioner Saltzman’s bike plan funding proposal will … Read more


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Saltzman: Amendment would “jumpstart” bike plan funding — UPDATED

Commissioner Saltzman and his chief of staff Brendan Finn at tonight’s BAC meeting.(Photo © J. Maus) Portland City Commissioner Dan Saltzman made a rare appearance at the City’s Bicycle Advisory Committee meeting tonight in order to present his idea to raise up to $1 million per year to help pay for projects in the 2030 … Read more