Theme Week Coming Up: The Columbia Crossing

Last night I attended the Columbia River Crossing open house at Hayden Island (one was also held the prior evening in Vancouver).

The key output of this phase of public comment is to influence the project components that go forward in the Environmental Impact Statement process.

There are actually 23 separate crossing elements and 14 transit elements under consideration. Some have been recommended by the staff, others not.

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I still think this project has cool shirts.

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Thumbs up or down on the staff recommendation for possible project elements.

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Columbia River creation myth featuring Muskrat and Coyote.

Last night I attended the Columbia River Crossing open house at Hayden Island (one was also held the prior evening in Vancouver).

The key output of this phase of public comment is to influence the project components that go forward in the Environmental Impact Statement process.

There are actually 23 separate crossing elements and 14 transit elements under consideration. Some have been recommended by the staff, others not.

I propose to use this blog as an extension of the public comment process. Starting this weekend and over the course of the next week or so, I will post each of the 37 project elements (probably putting them in some logical groups), along with the staff scoring, and we’ll discuss them.

At the end of the process, I’ll submit all of the discussion and comments to be part of the public input for the process.

For those of you who want to get a head start, the various elements are described in the screening report (PDF, 3.3M) from the March 22nd task force meeting.

Comments have been closed and will be submitted to the project public record. If you have additional thoughts, please comment on the open thread for this purpose.

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