Les groupes de LR, LREM, UDI-MoDem et du MRSL ont fait adopter au Sénat une version du texte créant l'« Office français de la biodiversité et de la chasse » comportant de nombreux cadeaux aux chasseurs : Les groupes du PS et du PC se sont abstenus. April 22 is Earth Day, and to celebrate, Oregon is moving forward with plans to drop more than a billion dollars into three Portland area freeway widening projects. The result is that the roadway jams up more quickly, and that backups occur earlier and last longer, with the result that the freeway actually carries fewer cars than it could if traffic volumes we effectively metered more evenly by a somewhat lower capacity upstream of the bridge. Now this argument has always seemed to me to be wrong. Tearing out a freeway makes a better city. Because it will reduce neither recurring non non-recurring sources of congestion–and may actually make them both worse, it makes no sense to spend half a billion dollars on this project if the objective is to reduce congestion. Do crashes actually decrease? These data tables show peak hour traffic volumes at various locations on Interstate 5, and include data for existing (2016) levels of traffic and modeled 2015 and 2045 levels of traffic. ODOT’s Garrett supported that claim with a PowerPoint presentation that included slides claiming that the Interstate Bridge had the “highest crash locations on I-5 in Oregon.”. This new performance report makes it clear that the Oregon Department of Transportation is an agency that’s gung-ho to spend money on extremely expensive projects to widen highways, but doesn’t seem to be doing anything to prioritize its investments to the kinds of locations that are killing and injuring increasing numbers of Oregonians. We think there’s a lot going on here that’s of more than local interest. History has taught us what that kind of priority means for city neighobrhoods. As to that non-recurring component, lowering congestion by reducing crashes–we’ll take a close look at that in part II of this analysis. The project would widen the freeway from four lanes to six, and rebuild associated interchanges to create straighter, faster routes for vehicles entering and leaving the freeway. Notice that for the three lanes of I-5, 5,000 vehicles per hour works out to about 1,700 vehicles per lane per hour, squarely in the “yellow zone” where traffic speeds and capacity become unstable. About 500 crashes are classified as “serious,” because they involve fatalities or major incapacitating injuries. A bit of geography:  Clark County Washington sits just across the Columbia River from Portland, Oregon. That day (February 28), we checked ODOT’s website, and it turns out that the agency had done nothing to correct the headline finding displayed prominently on the website. As we pointed out earlier at City Observatory, the gravity of this question is underscored by the huge disparity in the demographics of those who use the freeway, especially at peak hours, and those who attend Tubman Middle School. But practical experience with freeway widenings in this area shows that more capacity actually makes the traffic worse. The result would be better traffic flow during peak hours for those who had less flexibility in arranging their travel schedules. Mayor of Mulhouse : 1989–2010 (Resignation). He concluded, that it didn’t actually matter, as long as either one party or the other had clear property rights. In a February 2014 story headlined “Houston Commute Times Quickly Increasing,” Click2Houston reported that travel times on the 29-mile commute from suburban Pin Oak to downtown Houston on the Katy Freeway had increased by 13 minutes in the morning rush hour and 19 minutes in the evening rush over just two years. The overwhelming evidence is that tolling could reduce, delay or even eliminate the need for costly freeway widening. On the right wing of the Socialist Party, he declared himself to be an admirer and strong supporter of the policies of Tony Blair. The agency is going to address the lethal roads it manages across the region: North Lombard Street/North Columbia Boulevard (29 deaths since 2010); Southeast Division Street (23 deaths since 2010); Southeast Powell Boulevard (21 deaths since 2010); Southeast 82nd Avenue (15 deaths since 2010). A wider freeway won’t mean less daily traffic congestion. Google Maps says the trip, which takes about half an hour in free-flowing traffic, can take up to. While the project allegedly saves travel time for those who commute on the freeway, there are few if any benefits for those who ride transit, bike or walk in the project area. On the surface, it sounds like ODOT has gotten the memo on “Vision Zero”–the idea that we should be working to reduce traffic deaths to zero. As we noted, the Traffic Technical Report contains no references to Average Daily Traffic levels (the most basic measure of traffic volumes). A similar relationship is evident for pedestrians and cyclists, as detailed in Sections 5 and 6. Le masque obligatoire partout dans Grand-Bourgtheroulde, Le Neubourg. Elle dirigera ensuite son cabinet à la mairie de Montereau jusqu’en mai 2007, moment où Martin Hirsch, nouvellement nommé par Nicolas SARKOZY comme Haut commissaire aux solidarités actives contre la pauvreté, lui demandera de devenir sa cheffe de cabinet et conseillère parlementaire, fonctions qu’elle exercera jusqu’en mars 2010 date de son départ du gouvernement.Nous avons ensemble, avec toute son équipe de fidèles « idéalistes » construit le RSA puis posé les bases d’une nouvelle politique pour la jeunesse. Amendement adopté par 192 voix contre 80. In 1960, which was actually after the completion of the Memorial Coliseum, this area still had a population of almost 3,000. À ce titre, elle devient un mois plus … The practical experience with widening I-5 shows that eliminating bottlenecks in one place simply leads to the more rapid congestion of the next downstream bottleneck, and ironically, lower throughput on the freeway system. Its reprehensible that ODOT touts its now $800 million freeway widening project as a safety measure, when the other highways it operates in Portland are far and away more lethal to Oregonians, and when this project will do nothing to stem the rising death toll on Portland area streets and highways. . As luck would have it, we have a timely and close-by real world experiment to examine. Today, we take a look at traffic flows across the Columbia River I-5 Bridge, just north of the freeway widening project. We will never sell or share your email address. In his view, that’s a claim that would only fool a highway engineer. Want confirmation of just how phony this claim is? . Every dollar you get is going to be bought with dozens of dollars for suburban commuters, their parking lots and drive throughs and their mindset continuing to oppose your efforts at every turn. Building more freeway capacity–which will trigger more traffic–flies in the face of the state’s stated and legislated commitment to reducing greenhouse gases. In addition, data from the Census allows us to look in more detail at the usual mode of transport to work by persons living in the immediate vicinity of the project. Travel across the I-5 bridge (and I-205, a parallel route some five miles to the east) is heavily southbound in the morning and northbound in the evening. Why aren’t we smart enough to do the same today? Tellingly, the two tracts were subsequently consolidated due to sustained population losses. The theory is that a wider road will have fewer crashes. Fear-mongering is the one of the lowest, if unfortunately most effective, means of selling anything. By 1970, just eight years after freeway construction, population declined by a third. There’s just one problem: congestion on the Katy has actually gotten worse since its expansion. Peak hour, drive-alone commuters from Clark County to Oregon have a median household income of $82,500, 50 percent greater than the transit, bike and walk commuters living in North and Northeast Portland ($53,900), and more than three times greater than carless households in North and Northeast Portland (23,500). If ODOT had to bear these costs, it would likely look at the freeway widening project very differently, and instead, consider alternatives that produce smaller amounts of emissions (and might even consider ways to reduce traffic, rather than increasing it). In a detailed study of the effect of freeway construction on city population, Professor Nathan Baum-Snow found that each additional radial freeway constructed through a city reduced the city’s population by 18 percent. There are very different answers to that question depending on whether one believes ODOT’s own Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Columbia River Crossing or whether one believes ODOT’s subsequent Investment Grade Analysis–a traffic report done by independent experts to assess the impact of tolling on traffic. Portland’s Albina neighborhood was devastated by the I-5 freeway; Widening it repeats that mistake. Après un mandat de 6 ans, elle rejoint, en 2014, l'équipe de Guy Lefrand, actuel Maire d'Evreux et Président de Grand Evreux Agglomération (GEA). This money will buy an expensive state-of-the-art air filtration system that will make the air inside the school safe for students to breathe. The brilliant Ronald Coase . It’s important to remember that the National Environmental Policy Act is just a procedural law:  it doesn’t prohibit you from doing things that change, or even hurt the environment. The Portland school district is contemplating a million dollar proposal for a wall and vegetation to shield the school from existing freeway emissions. La droite a réalisé un nouveau grand chelem dans le département de l’Eure. It’s utterly false. The millions and millions of dollars being used to pay to install and operate air filters is money that isn’t available to pay for books and teachers. A Clark County family of four on average saves roughly $1,000 per year in Washington sales taxes by shopping in Oregon. The project’s advocates have acknowledged that widening I-5 will do nothing to reduce the daily backups on I-5 that are associated with the heavy flows of commuter traffic. As Vancouver’s Brent Toderian is fond of saying, “The truth about a city’s aspirations isn’t found in its vision, it’s in its budget.“. The purpose of the diverging diamond is to straighten the approach routes to the freeway’s on-ramps and speed automobile traffic. Jérôme Moreau Head of Cyber France chez Atos. Instead, widening the freeway increased crashes. Washington has a sales tax, Oregon doesn’t. You’ll find in these areas, for example, a Lowes, two Home Depots, two Targets, two Staples, a Dick’s Sporting Goods, two Best Buys, a Walmart, a Costco, the region’s only Ikea, as well as a host of others: Petco, TJ Maxx, Ross Dress for Less, Pier One Imports. For decades, Portland has prided itself on its 1970s era decision to tear out one freeway (Harbor Drive) and to forego building another one (the Mount Hood Freeway). Retrouvez la vidéo d’un débat sur les cantonales de 2011 auquel elle a participé. That’s evident when you read ODOT’s so-called public involvement plan. What Dallas, Houston, Louisville & Rochester can teach us about widening freeways: Don’t! Minister of Commerce, Handicrafts and Tourism : February–March 1986. In theory, removing the bottleneck should cause traffic to flow more freely. First, you are advocating for high-return investments in a financing system that does not currently value return-on-investment. The onslaught of demolitions led to a decline in business, a loss of the community’s economic and social critical mass, and triggered a long period of decline in Lower Albina. As Jeff Speck put it in a recent speech in Houston, “Highway investment is the quickest path to devaluing the inner city.”. Several years ago, the Katy Freeway in Houston was a major traffic bottleneck. Well you have to turn back to a reference buried on a footnote on page 7 of the Traffic Technical Report  to learn that: Notice, that there’s a lot of misdirection here:  the EA draws our attention to the local street network and bike lanes. Politiquement, Marianne s’est engagée en 2001 lors des élections municipales à Villemoisson-sur-Orge aux côtés de François CHOLLEY qui lui a demandé d’être sa première adjointe chargée des affaires scolaires, fonction qu’elle occupe depuis en diversifiant au développement économique et commercial de la commune. We used data from the Washington Department of Revenue and from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis to develop this estimate. (Again, RTC selected data for even numbered years). This is a bureau that regularly agonizes over the loss of a handful of parking spaces and which has detailed and copious justifications for road diets when they are implemented. Treat didn’t know. As part of its newly passed transportation legislation, Oregon has directed its Department of Transportation to seek federal permission to toll the urban portions on Interstate 5 and Interstate 205. This impression had been created by “rendering” the bridge from directly overhead—way overhead—as it might be seen by a high flying and myopic pigeon. Jeanne-Hélène PIERSON. The city has just approved a new mixed use development on former freeway land that includes 120 units of housing. Jérôme Moreau. Let’s take a look at ODOT’s crash data for this stretch of Interstate 5. Nicole Duranton est une femme politique Euroise. Clark County’s taxable retail sales were $7.2 billion and personal income was 23.8 billion. Back then, air pollution was a greatly under-appreciated problem. In this era of “Vision Zero” and with roadway fatalities increasing sharply, it makes sense that we all ought to be focused on making our transportation system safer. Elle est élue sénatrice de l'Eure depuis le 28 septembre 2014.. Elle fut conseillère régionale de Haute-Normandie entre 2010 et 2015 et maire de Nagel-Séez-Mesnil de 2008 à 2014. Independent studies showed that implementation of variable speed signs on Highway 217 were accompanied by an increase in crashes, and not a reduction; there’s no evidence they improved congestion. Growing congestion and ever longer travel times are not something that the American Highway Users Alliance could have missed if they had traveled to Houston, read the local media, or even just “Googled” a typical commute trip. Sparks from the steam engines would fly into the farmer’s field, burning her crops. While the distinction is almost certainly irrelevant to those of us stuck in traffic, its an essential part of the justification for this $500 million project. The median walk/bike/transit commuter living in these neighborhoods had an average household income of just $52,900. Maybe the widows and orphans who own railroad shares will be wealthier under one setup and maybe the farmers will be wealthier under the other, but that is rarely a matter of great public concern. Houston’s experience shows that adding more lanes doesn’t reduce congestion, it just induces more traffic. . If there are not settled property rights, then the crops burn and lawyers grow fat. Droit animal . The covers/widened overpasses are part of a re-design of the on-ramps and approaches to Interstate 5, including a re-working of the local street system. 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ODOT has previously lied about the the carbon emissions of its activities to promote its objectives. But let’s step back for a minute and look at what the construction of the Rose Quarter Freeway did to the North and Northeast Portland neighborhoods is slashed through in the 1960s. On average, the region’s arterials have five times as many serious crashes per mile traveled as freeways, according to the Metro study, a finding they called “one of the most conclusive relationships in this study.”. It was most recently expanded in 2010 at a cost of $2.8 billion to reduce congestion. A realistic No-Build, one which reflected actual traffic levels, and which left out the surge of traffic created by the modeler’s assumption that the CRC is built, would have much lower levels of congestion and pollution. Those who live in “the ‘Couv”–Vancouver, Washington–often like to poke at their larger neighbor on the South side of the Columbia River; in the heyday of “Portlandia” for example, Vancouver wags produced their own “The dream of the suburbs is alive in Vancouver,” video in reply. While the project touts the so-called covers, it downplays the fact that one element of the project is eliminating the current over-crossing that carries N. Flint Street over I-5. Ces sénateurs ont voté pour l'amendement n°1 proposant que « le droit français intègre toutes les possibilités de dérogation ouvertes par la [directive européenne du 30 novembre 2009 relative à la conservation des oiseaux sauvages] ». Here’s Travis Brouwer, he’s the assistant director of ODOT. The Oregon Department of Transportation falsely claims that the Rose Quarter is the highest crash location in the state. Oregon’s Department of Transportation (ODOT) is proposing to spend half a billion dollars to add two lanes to Interstate 5 at the Rose Quarter in Portland, with the hope that it will help relieve traffic congestion. In place of pavement and pollution, it put up parks. , released last month on the eve of congressional action to pump more money into the nearly bankrupt Highway Trust Fund, the AHUA highlighted the Katy widening as one of three major “success stories,” noting that the widening “addressed” the problem and, “as a result, [it was] not included in the rankings” of the nation’s worst traffic chokepoints. This data suggest that reducing congestion and increasing speeds on Portland area freeways would lead to more, not fewer serious crashes. Just as was the case with the initial construction of Interstate 5, the freeway widening project again privileges the interests of those passing through the neighborhood (providing more travel lanes and rearranging local streets to more quickly move cars on and off the freeway), over the interests of local residents. Peak hour freeway users will be the primary beneficiaries of the Rose Quarter Freeway widening project. Portland Bureau of Transportation Manager Art Pearce  told the Oregonian: “We see the Rose Quarter project as really reconnecting the central city,” said Art Pearce, the Transportation Bureau’s manager for projects and planning. Two other projects could lead to the widening of Highway 217 in the region’s western suburbs and I-205 to the South, at a total cost estimated at nearly a billion dollars. The report makes it clear that ODOT is primarily interested in crashes not because they kill and maim Oregonians, but because they’re associated with slower freeway traffic. Freeways and their ramps are relatively safe, per mile travelled, compared to arterial and collector roadways (Figure 2-9). And political leaders have jumped on the bandwagon to make this point. – Streetsblog Chicago, Don’t make “equity” the enemy of improving cities for people. I don’t know what political mountains need to be moved for the agency to repurpose that money, but I am hoping our local leaders and advocates can apply enough pressure to convince them to invest in real traffic safety. The project itself engineers a right-of-way through the Rose Quarter than can easily accomodate an eight-lane freeway. But for the boosters at the AHUA, their prescription is still exactly the same: build more roads. From the epic 23-lanes of the Katy Freeway, to the billion dollar Sepulveda Pass in Los Angeles, adding more capacity simply generates more traffic, which quickly produces the same or even longer of delays. The evidence from last summer’s smokey skies to the latest dire report from the International Panel on Climate Change show we’ve put off action too long. Downtown Portland’s Willamette riverfront used to look like this: But as part of a transportation package enacted by the 2017 Oregon Legislature, higher gas taxes and vehicle registration fees will be used partly to shore up the state’s multi-billion dollar maintenance backlog, but prominently to build three big freeway widening projects in the Portland metropolitan area. (Iatrogenic is “doctor-caused” for example, when an otherwise healthy person undergoing surgery in a hospital acquires an antibiotic resistant infection). Data cited by Oregon environmental groups cast serious doubt on that assertion. It has taken four decades to begin to reverse the decline, and now ODOT is planning to delivery a fresh dose of cars. A few blocks East of this project, on Martin Luther King Boulevard, ODOT refused to add pedestrian improvements to a traffic island being landscaped to include a memorial to the civil rights leader. It’s tempting to imagine that a “cover” could magically erase the scar created by running a multi-lane freeway through an urban neighborhood. . Houston Commute Times Quickly Increasing, reported that travel times on the 29-mile commute from suburban Pin Oak to downtown Houston on the Katy Freeway had increased by 13 minutes in the morning rush hour and 19 minutes in the evening rush over just two years.

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