February 2, 2012
Mayoral debate Monday, Feb 6, on active transportation issues
From Evan Manvel on the O-TRAN mailing list:
For those near Portland, there's a debate between Smith, Brady, and Hales on active transportation issues this upcoming Monday.
Feb 6, 7pm
Lincoln Performance Hall
Portland State University
A forum for Mayoral candidates Eileen Brady, Charlie Hales, and Jefferson Smith to answer questions regarding their priorities and positions on active transportation in the Portland metropolitan area.
Topics will include public transit, pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure, equity considerations, funding concerns, public health and safety, and projects that impact the Portland region.
Doors open at 6:15 with light refreshments provided. The forum is open to the public, admission is free, and seats will be filled on a first-come basis!!
February 7, 2012 7:25 PM
I was only able to catch the first 15 minutes - seating was full house, no standing - but it was enough to strengthen my argument for Charlie Hales as the best transit advocate and transit-oriented development expert. Eileen complained that our streetcar system is wasteful and inferior to buses. Jefferson Smith led with general political issues rather than the transportation issue. Give the first 15 minutes to Charlie.