It has been said that building highways to reduce congestion is equivalent to buying a larger belt to cure obesity. Yet, as illogical as this sounds, many of the Portland region’s transportation projects and plans are still being guided by this perspective. The Coalition for a Livable Future believes that it is time to transform our approach to transportation and create a plan that will serve our communities for the 21st century.
The Coalition’s plan, called Shift the Balance, aims to give people more transportation choices – healthier choices – and better access to the places they want and need to go. Using the plan, CLF will engage citizens in shaping Metro’s Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) Update now underway, helping guide how the region invests at least $4.2 billion over the next 20 years.
Visit www.clfuture.org/projects/ShiftTheBalance to read about Shift the Balance and get involved. Then, take our online survey. It takes less than 10 minutes to complete, and we’ll be sharing the results with Metro to inform the Regional Transportation Plan update.
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