Toasting the CRC on Thursday

Hey, I’m participating in a Bus Project/1000 Friends event on Thursday, highlighting better things we could do for the same price as the Columbia River Crossing. I hope I’ll see some friendly Portland Transport faces there!

Brewhaha and CRC Letter-Writing at Roots on May 7

Brewhaha! Let’s Make a Deal, Portland!
Roots Organic Brewery, 1520 SE 7th Ave., Portland
Thursday, May 7th
6:30pm – drinks and networking, 7pm – program begins

At 4 billion dollars the Columbia River Crossing’s fantastic price tag sends a signal that anything is possible in Portland. Join us for a night of dialogue, democracy and drinks to debate our region’s transportation future.

1000 Friends is organizing this evening game show style event, hosted by 1000 Friends Executive Director Bob Stacey, in association with The Bus Project, Transportation for America’s town halls, and The Portland Mercury. We’ll hear some about transportation funding and projects, have some fun, and spend an imaginary $4 billion in “Transpo-bucks”. Speakers include CLF’s very own Policy Director, Mara Gross, Chris Smith of portlandtransport.com, Jonathan Maus of bikeportland.org, and Representative Nick Kahl.

Columbia River Crossing letter-writing session

Then, directly right after the Brewhaha program (around 8:00pm), CLF will be leading a Columbia River Crossing letter-writing session for those interested. We will be writing letters to our state legislators about Oregon’s transportation priorities, including the need for a Climate Smart CRC that directly addresses our climate change goals, fiscal responsibility, and the livability of the communities around the 1-5 bridge corridor. The session is tentatively entitled, “Bigger is Not Better” or “Yo Leg, 12 Lanes is Wack.”

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