I-5 bridge controversy returns


The Metro Council is expected to take up a resolution this week that 2008 concerns about the Columbia River Crossing have been addressed.

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The Metro Council is expected to take up a resolution this week that 2008 concerns about the Columbia River Crossing have been addressed.

The resolution on the must be adopted for the plan to proceed.

Project opponents oppose the resolution, however. For example, the Bicycle Transportation Alliance is urging its members to argue against the project in e-mails to council members, testimony at the hearing and letters to local newspapers.

Although the project would increase access for bicyclists, the group believes it is too expensive and will encourage more driving and sprawl.

Supporters include freight-dependent businesses and labor union. They argue it will reduce congestion and create good-paying jobs.

Read more at The Portland Tribune.

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