Come out to a Transportation Town Hall meeting in April and tell the City of Portland how you think they should spend money on transportation projects. The City of Portland is hosting another round of “Transportation Town Halls” in April. Mayor Charlie Hales, City Commissioner Steve Novick, Transportation Director Leah Treat and other transportation staff will be on hand to hear about how we think the balance of transportation dollars should be spent on safety (sidewalks, crosswalks, safety around schools) and maintenance projects.
There are three upcoming town halls to discuss current unfunded transportation needs, the first next week:
- Wednesday, April 16: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization, 10301 NE Glisan St.
- Thursday, April 17: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Kaiser Permanente’s Town Hall, 3704 N Interstate Ave.
- Thursday, April 24: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Multnomah Arts Center, 7688 SW Capitol Hwy
- Thursday, May 1: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Woodstock School, 5601 SE 50th Ave.
Learn more at the city’s website: http://www.ourstreetspdx.com, where you also can see the results of a recent phone survey indicating safety around schools, safe pedestrian crossings, and better bike infrastructure for all of Portland were high priorities for Portlanders — and then be sure to let the city know why it’s important to you that the future transportation budget is fairly balance to improve safety projects for our kids and other people who get around on foot, by bicycle, and need safe access to transit in Portland.
See you at a town hall!