Below is the email sent out to people who were part of the process to date with the final letter sent to PBOT, Commissioner Novick and Mayor Hales. We hope you will add in your support, your ideas, your concerns and your suggestions for how to improve the safety of people using this key connection with North Portland!
First of all, thank you all who have provided me with your input, your time, your knowledge and your support to get to this point. This email is going out to everyone who I have talked to over the past year about the changes to N Interstate between Tillamook and Broadway that will enhance safety and make it more comfortable for everyone to use the road. If you don't want to receive future emails, just reply and I will take your email off the list.
This morning, Ted and I sent a letter to Commissioner Novick, PBOT Director Leah Treat, and Mayor Charlie Hales (attached) with the support of 6 neighborhood associations and the npGreenway group. I want to thank everyone who helped get this amount of support. The changes requested in the letter are, we think, easy and readily implementable and will make a significant difference from how the road exists today.
The next step from here to make sure the changes are implemented is to continue to show PBOT that this is an issue of great concern to many, many people. To do that, I would like to have more individuals and organizations tell PBOT that this is an issue of concern. I hope to have a simple website set up soon which will serve as a repository for information about the requested changes and will also have more information about how to get in touch with PBOT (the easiest way is to make a request for a particular change through 503-823-SAFE firstname.lastname@example.org).
For now, I wanted to share what we sent this morning. Please feel free to share. Once the website is set up, I would like to spread the word as widely as possible to give people a chance to add their support for the letter. I am looking in particular, for more information on how to contribute a short article to neighborhood association newsletters.
Please feel free to forward this information to other people who are interested in these issues.