Monday, March 9, 2009

City Council Moves Forward on TGM Grants; Shows Special Interest in Safe Routes

A City Council this evening Council voted to move forward with the Oregon Transportation and Growth Management grant applications!

The three are: A downtown circulation plan,
an update of the Bicycle and Pedestrian Elements of the Transportation System Plan,
and development of a district-wide Safe Routes to Schools plan.

The items were on the consent calendar, but Councilor Clem pulled the Safe Routes proposal so that Julie Yip, the ODOT program manager, could speak to the Safe Routes program generally. Councilors seemed eager and the Mayor later remarked on the program with enthusiasm.

Not surprisingly, of the three grants, the opportunity to help kids was the most attractive!

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