The Coalition for a Livable Future is a Portland-based non-profit that works with over 90 separate organizations to “promote healthy and sustainable communities”. In the recent issue of their Connections Journal newsletter, CLF Policy Director Mara Gross pens a cautionary article about the impacts on greenhouse gas emissions inherent in the current plans for a … Read more
After I published a story last week that shared draft concept drawings of what the new I-5 bridge over the Columbia River might look like, I received an email from someone on the Columbia River Crossing project staff. He wanted to point out two concept drawings that I did not share and he forwarded the … Read more
Bike. Bridge. Truck(Photo © Jonathan Maus) The Columbian newspaper reported on Saturday that Oregon Governor Ted Kulongoski and Washington Governor Chris Gregoire got an up-close and personal look at current bike access conditions on the I-5 bridge over the Columbia River. Here’s a snip from the article:
For all you highway lovers out there…here are some draft concepts of what the future I-5 crossing at the Columbia River might look like according to the folks with the Columbia River Crossing project:
Our old friend Mary Peters, the U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary who said bicycle paths aren’t transportation infrastructure, earned the rebuke of the League of American Bicyclists, than tried to make good with a verbose explanation, recently paid our region a visit.
I’ve been meaning to post an update about how bicycles are fairing in the the Columbia River Crossing Project. A cyclist on the I-5 Bridge.(File photo) A 25 member Bike/Ped Advisory Committee has been meeting regularly for the past few months. You can learn more about who’s on the committee and read their meeting notes … Read more
[Cyclists navigate the I-5 Bridge] The Columbia River Crossing Project is rounding up bicycle and pedestrian advocates to sit on an advisory committee. Here’s the email invite: “You have been identified as a potential member of the Columbia River Crossing project’s Pedestrian and Bicycle Advisory Committee. The committee will meet every four to six weeks … Read more
Opponents of the Columbia River Crossing (CRC) Task Force’s plan to build a gargantuan, $2-6 billion new highway bridge claimed an important victory last night. Metro Councilors heard a steady stream of public testimony in support of two resolutions to study other alternatives that were put forth by Metro Councilors Rex Burkholder and Robert Liberty.
The Columbia River Crossing project is moving into a crucial phase, and it’s headed in the wrong direction. A few weeks ago, I expressed concern about this project. Since then I’ve learned more and heard from many experts who share my concerns. It’s now clear to me that we need to do something to stop … Read more
[Transportation activist and blogger Chris Smith questionsthe Crossing at a panel discussion on 1/4/07.] Last night at my neighborhood meeting I heard two strange presentations. They both had to do with billion dollar mega-projects that are intended to increase capacity on Interstate 5 and thereby decrease congestion. As I listened I couldn’t help but feel … Read more