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Advocates seek reduction in car dependency in transportation plan update

by Jeff Roberts on Aug, 19 2021

From the Ashland Tidings / Mail Tribune:

As Ashland prepares to update its 10-year transportation system plan, some advocates want to shift the city’s transportation future away from cars and toward bicycle and foot traffic.

A coalition of the Ashland Climate Action Project of Southern Oregon Climate Action Now and the Ashland Bicycle Advocacy Group will host a webinar 7 p.m. Thursday titled “Rethinking Streets in Ashland for Safety, Health, Climate, Affordability, Equity, Happiness, Apple Pie and More.”

The coalition “seeks to raise the voices of Ashland residents who believe that people of all ages and abilities should be able to go anywhere in Ashland safely by biking or walking,” said Gary Shaff, climate policy commissioner.

Marc Schlossberg, professor of city and regional planning at the University of Oregon and co-director of the Sustainable Cities Institute, will lead the webinar.

Register for the webinar at


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