Stimulating Portland Sidewalks

Reported in this morning’s O, the $101M in stimulus spending approved by the Oregon Transportation Commission yesterday includes about $2M for filling sidewalk gaps and improving curb ramps on streets like 82nd Ave and Barbur Blvd.

But the overall package still heavily favors roads. Given that this is a unique opportunity for ODOT to spend funds that are not restricted by the constitutional dedication of gas taxes, it’s a bit disappointing that alternative modes didn’t fare a little better.

Nonetheless, the sidewalk money is most welcome.

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