Probably the best summary of it is at the Portland Mercury: "Oregon's $450 Million Plan to Widen I-5 Has Portlanders Preparing for War: But Can Activists Kill Another Highway Megaproject?"
- August 29th: "Planned widening of I-5 at the Rose Quarter is Portland’s next big freeway fight"
- August 30th: "With letter to City Council, new coalition launches fight against I-5 Rose Quarter project"
- August 31st: "Backers say I-5 Rose Quarter widening could be model for future freeway projects"
- September 1st: "The Street Trust says “compromises with legislators” are why they won’t sign I-5 widening opposition letter"
- September 1st: "Saltzman wants congestion pricing of I-5 before widening project starts"
- September 7th: "Press release: Coalition prepares to testify against freeway expansion at City Council"
- September 8th: "No love for I-5 Rose Quarter project at city council hearing"
- Sept 15th: "Portland Mayor rebuts opposition to I-5 Rose Quarter project in radio interview"
The Street Trust, formerly Bicycle Transportation Alliance, has distanced themselves and seems to be trying to have it both ways: "The Future of the Rose Quarter."
|Via the AP, the local presentation at the SJ|
This story we probably won't follow closely here, but may update this post for reference and to keep a running tally on it as it develops.
- September 27th: "Transportation equity: Why peak period road pricing is fair" At City Observatory
- A couple of pieces at OPB on October 13th: "I-5 Expansion In Portland Faces Opposition, Unanswered Questions" and a podcast, "'OPB Politics Now': Portland Girds For A Freeway Fight"