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Tomorrow is an important day for all of us. The Oregon legislature is set to hear a proposal to invest $1 billion towards a replacement for the I-5 Bridge, a project that is estimated to exceed $7 billion in total. Notably, funding for transit, safe streets, crosswalks, passenger light rail, and maintenance operations is still lacking. In light of these circumstances, SE Uplift urges you to take action and advocate for the welfare and security of the community and endorse responsible investments for the benefit of future generations. We invite you to read on how to support a secure, accessible, functional, equitble, and resilient interstate bridge for Portland.

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April LU/T Committee Meeting is Canceled
to give priority to our leadership academy.

We look forward to seeing you again in May!

There is still time left to review the Proposed Draft Land Use & Transportation Committee Charter. Feedback is invited by all interested people.


Right Size, Right Bridge Coalition Day of Action

Thursday April 13th | Salem, Oregon
Right Size. Right Now.
  • For Fiscal Responsibility with our Tax Dollars
  • For Oregon’s Green New Deal based on Good Union Jobs
  • For Safe Streets & Safe Routes to School
  • For Roadway Maintenance Improvements not Freeway Expansion
  • For Climate Action & Transit to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Let's support a safe, green, equitable, and fiscally responsible transportation future with the Right Size. Right Now. Day of Action. The Oregon legislature is currently considering a proposal to spend $1 billion on replacing the Interstate Bridge and expanding nearby freeway interchanges. The current design could cost up to $7.5 billion, draining our state's transportation funds for decades and preventing us from investing in crucial infrastructure like safe routes to school, crosswalks, passenger rail, and transit services. The proposed bridge is a massive five-mile freeway expansion that is far more expensive and extensive than necessary. We need an earthquake-proof bridge that reduces traffic congestion, air pollution, and greenhouse gas emissions. Let's urge our legislators to invest in a right-sized bridge replacement that meets our needs and preserves our state's financial future and responsibly navigate our children's climate future. Join us for the Right Size. Right Now. Day of Action!

Unable to attend? Submit testimony online by April 15th.

Right Size, Right Now is a campaign of the Just Crossing Alliance, a partnership of Environmental, Environmental Justice, and Sustainable Transportation organizations from across Oregon and Washington. SE Uplift joined the alliance at the direction of the board. Want more info? Join a campaign briefing here.
Join Us for a Right Size, Right Bridge Day of Action.

Move Into Action at the Oregon Active Transportation Summit

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday April 23-26 | Lloyd Center, Portland + Online
"Move Into Action" at the Oregon Active Transportation Summit, organized by The Street Trust, April 23-26, 2023 in Portland, OR + Online.
Next week, from April 23rd to 26th, The Street Trust will host the Oregon Active Transportation Summit with both online and in-person gatherings at the Lloyd Center. Hundreds of professionals and advocates attend each year to share their successes, findings, and exciting new projects. This year's theme is "Move Into Action," with a goal of turning big ideas for our transportation future into actionable plans. Building a safe, accessible, racially equitable, and climate-smart transportation system is becoming more challenging every day. We need to build our capacity to take the lead with urgency and enthusiasm. This event is highly recommended and provides valuable information. You can still register to attend both in-person and online workshops, and volunteers can attend for free.
Move Into Action.


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