At this morning’s TPAC (Metro’s Transportation Policy Alternatives Committee), the BTA’s Scott Bricker offered a motion to get $1.8 million for the 70s bike boulevard project. That motion passed 10-3! An essential component of this effort is you; your calls and emails to Commissioner Adams are essential to help build support by the City of Portland to make this project a priority. Thanks everyone who contacted him!
While the complete 70s project proposal (7.8 miles covering most of the city) will cost more than $1.8 million, the funding, if eventually approved by Metro, will allow a large part of the project to move forward.
The decision now goes to another committee, JPACT (the Joint Policy Advisory Committee), and from there to public comment and the Metro Council. The first step of the battle has been won, though, and we will keep you updated on opportunities to continue to support this essential project.
Thank you all for helping out!