Gordon Price on the Portland PlanNovember 20, 2009
Last night former Vancouver, B.C. city councilor, and respected urbanist, Gordon Price spoke to the PBOT/PSU Traffic and Transportation class. I wasn’t able to attend (we had the second Portland Plan workshop last night) but BikePortland reported on the event:
Price said that a specific challenge of the Portland Plan (which is holding a series of public workshops through December) should be to determine how to reallocate the space left behind by auto-centric infrastructure in the wake of the diminishing use of cars. He also suggested that serious accommodation of cyclists should be a high priority and pointed out his concern that the Portland Plan’s focus on “20 minute neighborhoods” doesn’t quite ring true. “That’s too much time,” he said.
10 minute neighborhoods?