Advocacy Groups Have Their Say on Portland's Central City in Motion Plan

A downtown transportation plan designed to prioritize "transportation for everyone" will come before

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November 14, 2018, 9:00 AM PST

By James Brasuell @CasualBrasuell

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As the Portland City Council prepares to debate the Central City in Motion plan later this week, Jonathan Maus provides a platform for some of the city's progressive transportation advocacy groups to weigh in on the plan.

Comments from Bike Loud PDX, The Street Trust, and Portlanders for Parking Reform are included. Bike Loud asks the City Council to approve the plan as a reflection of Portland's values. The Street Trust says approving the plan will ensure people who don't drive should be appreciated, not taken for granted. Portlanders for Parking Reform notes the emergence of what it describes as a "parking parasite" (i.e., a plan to spend public money parking garages) created through backdoor meetings.

The platforms of these advocacy groups follow a few weeks after the business community was afforded an opportunity to share their opinions on the project in the pages of The Oregonian.

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