Bike Plan for 2030: Internal Emails Show One Cost Estimate For Implementation at $1.5 Billion (Updated)


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City Council adopted Portland's Bicycle Plan for 2030 with a unanimous vote on Feb. 11 after hearing the plan would cost $613 million to implement over 20 years. And although the plan does not commit city commissioners to spending that money, bicycle advocates have strongly urged them in recent weeks to do so. New emails WW has obtained through a public records request show one city bureaucrat ...   More
 
Friday, February 19, 2010 BETH SLOVIC

Bike Plan: City Council Exacts Revenge on Saltzman. Cyclists Win. Did Saltzman, Too?


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Without consulting Commissioner Dan Saltzman or the Bureau of Environmental Services, Mayor Sam Adams this afternoon proposed using $20 million of BES money to help build Portland's Bicycle Plan for 2030. The last-minute move appears to have been a calculated case of retribution directed at Saltzman for his surprise funding amendment last week. And the tapping of BES certainly caught BES head ...   More
 
Thursday, February 11, 2010 BETH SLOVIC

Bike Plan for 2030: Transportation Bureau Responds to Portland Budget Gurus


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A Murmur in this week's paper described how Portland's Bureau of Transportation and its Office of Management and Finance are continuing talks about the cost of fully implementing the city's Bicycle Plan for 2030. OMF analysts reviewed PBOT's $613 million figure for the plan and wrote, in a memo to City Commissioners last week, that that number may have underestimated the price of building the ...   More
 
Thursday, February 11, 2010 BETH SLOVIC

Bike Plan for 2030: New Questions on Sewer Money for Bike Boulevards


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Mayor Sam Adams' decision to take $20 million from the Bureau of Environmental Services to support the Bicycle Plan for 2030 is a done deal; City Council voted 5-0 on March 17 to approve the idea. Now the question is where to spend the money. And if that seems like an easy set of decisions to make, well, that's not the case in Portland. Adams, committed to promoting "equity" in spending across ...   More
 
Tuesday, March 30, 2010 BETH SLOVIC

Bike Messengers: Saltzman And His Opponents Talk About Bicycles, Bike Funding


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This week's WW has a story about City Commissioner Dan Saltzman's re-election race and the role of bikes and bike funding in the tough contest. Much of what the candidates told WW about their approach to bike funding came from a portion of WW's endorsement interview with them last week in advance of the May 18 election. Watch Saltzman and three of his opponents -- Jesse Cornett, Ed Garren and ...   More
 
Wednesday, April 14, 2010 BETH SLOVIC

Bike Plan for 2030: Pricey City Contract Goes to Bike Plan Advocates


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City Council today approved a $214,940 contract with Alta Planning + Design led by Mia Birk, the former City of Portland transportation administrator who recently served as a co-chairwoman of the city's Bicycle Plan for 2030 steering committee. (The vote was 4-0 with Commissioner Dan Saltzman absent.) Don't let the unanimity fool you. Before the vote today, the contract raised questions in ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 BETH SLOVIC

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