Thursday, July 21, 2011

ODOT Director to Discuss Active Transportation Section Friday

Last week the big news was the announcement that the State Department of Transportation would bring together groups from Transit, Walking, and Biking programs and organize them administratively into a new Active Transportation Section.

BikePortland has a pretty extensive discussion and it's worth reading for some informed speculation - as well as some skepticism - about what this might mean for mobility choice and truly multi-modal transportation planning and funding.

One great thing about being in Salem? If you can get time on Friday, you can hear in-person ODOT Director Matt Garrett formally introduce the project and discuss it with the Oregon Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee.

The committee meets all day Friday in the Silver Creek Room at the Technical Leadership Center, on 4040 Fairview Industrial Drive.

Garrett will address the Committee at 9:30am. The meeting starts at 8:30am. Here's the relevant part of the agenda:
8:30 AM Administrative Business

9:30 AM Matt Garrett – Director of ODOT - (30 minutes) - New Active Transportation Section

10:00 AM Break (10 Minutes)

10:10 AM Public Comment Period/ (15 minutes)

- etc -

3:00 PMish Adjourn

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