Our own Senator Jackie Winters is a committee member.
This is the final stop on a statewide tour of hearings and listening sessions. Previously they made stops in:
So there has been a bit of formal advocacy written about it:
Safe Routes has a concise take on it:
In order to be a success for Oregonians, and successful for our future transportation needs, that package must incorporate three key goals:You might remember the group from Portland that biked down for a weekend rally and die-in on the ODOT steps earlier this summer (here and here).
Unfortunately, any transportation package likely won’t incorporate the above goals unless our local and state elected leaders hear from us that these issues are important.
- Fix-It First
- Invest in Transit
- Make our Streets Safe
organizing another ride and rally. Here are the events in Salem:
2:00pm: Group Meetup in front of Capitol BuildingIf you are interested in remembering someone lost in traffic violence, the vigil will be another way to share and remember the loss.
5:00pm-8:00pm: Witness and testify at the Legislature's Transportation Subcommittee and Department of Transportation Hearings. Recruit your state senator or representative to testify with you.
8:00pm: Candlelight vigil for those needlessly killed on Oregon roads at the Oregon State Capitol.
The Hearing itself is an opportunity to talk not just about more walking, biking, and busing. It's also an opportunity to talk about allocating resources appropriately for driving.
|This casts a long shadow over everything|
September 2014 Oversight Team Presentation
Even if you think the bikey people are nuts, there's urgency in the "Fix it First" messaging. We need to preserve and maintain what we have before we build shiny new stuff that we already know we can't preserve and maintain.
There might be more to say on Wednesday, even if just a reminder.