More than 250 people suggested changes to the region’s transportation plan in a recent comment period, with feedback offered on everything from specific sidewalks to broad issues of transportation funding and management.
More than two-thirds of the comments were in support of alternative transportation, everything from an increase in light rail to support for pedestrian bridges and trails.
“We already have a system that serves private vehicle drivers very well,” said Kari Schlosshauer from Portland, in a comment on the plan. “And yes it needs maintenance, but our active transportation system comes nowhere near to being well-connected and complete for bicyclists, pedestrians and transit users.”
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