Come to a Public Forum on the Columbia River Crossing
By George Bruender & David Sweet, Co-chairs, NECN Land Use & Transportation
What do you know about the Columbia River Crossing? Does the I-5 Bridge need to be replaced? Will a new 10-lane bridge solve congestion problems on I-5? Will it cost $3-4 billion, or is it more like $10 Billion? What will the impact be on Northeast Portland neighborhoods? Questions abound; answers are scarce; and the Columbia River Crossing (CRC) project keeps grinding along with virtually no public support.
The Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods and some individual neighborhoods have publicly stated their opposition asking:
- That the CRC Commission restudy the alternatives to their current plan engaging and involving all affected neighborhoods in this process.
- That the leadership of the CRC reconsider the effects of the current plan and look at alternatives that are less expensive, less intrusive on livability, and more viable socially just.
- And that our elected officials rethink the existing capacity and structure of our whole transportation system in the I-5 corridor.
Are they listening? We plan to find out. Please join us for a Public Forum on the Columbia River Crossing on Monday March 7. We’ve invited many state, regional, and local officials to come and hear what Northeast residents have to say about the CRC, and then to give us their thoughts.
Come learn more about the CRC, share your thoughts with elected officials, and learn where they stand on the most expensive public project ever proposed in this region. This event is co-sponsored by the Concordia Neighborhood Association and the Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods.
What: A Public Forum on the Columbia River Crossing
When: Monday, March 7, 7:00 to 9:00 pm
Where: Concordia University’s Luther Hall—Room 121 (an ivy-covered building on NE Holman between 27th and 29th.)