I-5 Rose Quarter Project

Oregon congressmen to ODOT: Build robust I-5 caps, we’ll give you money for Rose Quarter project

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on June 17th, 2021 at 4:29 pm

Blumenauer, Wyden, Merkley. (Photos: BikePortland)

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“We have to fight!” Youth anti-freeway activists protest outside ODOT headquarters

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on June 10th, 2021 at 12:24 pm

Aurelia Nelson-Reske leads a chant during a rally at ODOT headquarters in downtown Portland Wednesday.
(Photos: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

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Hardesty weighs in on Rose Quarter project and traffic enforcement concerns

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on May 20th, 2021 at 12:21 pm

Commissioner Hardesty at the Pedestrian Advisory Committee meeting Tuesday.

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ODOT proposes new I-5 expansion plan that won’t move freeway closer to middle school

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on April 28th, 2021 at 9:43 am

ODOT slide of the shift to the west as shown to an advisory committee Tuesday night.

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Opposition to ODOT I-5 freeway project gains steam at Tubman School rally

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on April 12th, 2021 at 3:31 pm

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ODOT plans to rebrand the I-5 Rose Quarter freeway project

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on April 8th, 2021 at 4:20 pm

Models with t-shirts featuring ODOT’s proposed new “Bloom” logo.

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Lawsuit filed against USDOT over state’s handling of I-5 Rose Quarter expansion

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on April 5th, 2021 at 10:58 am

Flyer for Friday’s rally on North Mississippi Ave.
(Photo: No More Freeways)

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Guest Opinion: Time for ODOT to start over or scrap the I-5 Rose Quarter project

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on March 3rd, 2021 at 11:05 am

(Photo: City of Portland Archives)

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Willamette Week highlights ODOT’s deceptive Rose Quarter freeway expansion plans

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on February 24th, 2021 at 8:50 am

I-5 from the N Vancouver Avenue bridge.
(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

It’s one thing for critiques of a project to swirl around transportation and advocacy circles; it’s another thing when a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter hops onto the story.

That’s what happened today with the Willamette Week’s publication of an article titled Questions About the Footprint of the I-5 Rose Quarter Project Intensify. The news that ODOT is being intentionally dishonest about the true width of their I-5 expansion plans through the central city is not new. What’s important about Willamette Week reporter Nigel Jaquiss doing a story on it is that it gets the idea more firmly on the radar of influential local electeds and makes them comment about it on the record.

And Jaquiss has also furthered the story in a significant way: By highlighting new documents from the nonprofit No More Freeways that show the potential width of the freeway is even wider than anyone previously expected. Here’s an excerpt from his piece (emphasis mine):[Read more…]

I-5 Rose Quarter project survey asks for input on freeway covers and roadway space priorities

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on November 16th, 2020 at 1:41 pm

I-5 highway covers currently shown by ODOT include vegetation and paths.

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