Let’s Get Moving: Vote YES on Transportation Measure 26-218

By Joshua Baker

Lloyd EcoDistrict is excited to support Measure 26-218 and urge you to vote YES!

We support this measure because it helps us put our values into practice and makes critical transportation investments in underserved neighborhoods where a history of racist transportation planning has resulted in a higher need for transit access, sidewalks, safety improvements, and other investments. It’s easy to say that Black Lives Matter — it’s another to put real investments into communities of color while fighting displacement. If we really do believe in racial equity and correcting the racist legacy of this country, then we have to take action and make changes.

The measure also addresses climate change. Transportation is the largest source of pollution in Oregon. No one measure or action will solve the crisis, but we know that carbon pollution can be reduced by providing alternatives to driving alone, including safe, reliable, and affordable transit, biking, and walking.

In our corner of the region, this measure will invest in:

  1. Improving safety and livability on major streets in the Albina/Lloyd District, including funding:
    • Safer, marked crossings
    • Street lighting
    • Street trees
    • Transit stop improvements
    • Public art
  2. Planning for future land use and development in the Albina Vision.
  3. Community stability strategies to prevent displacement of families and businesses

Additionally, this measure will fund free youth transit passes for all of our region’s high school students and support Central City in Motion, investing in transit priority lanes, safer crossings and bike network improvements across our neighborhood. These are just a few of the highlights of the measure.

Learn more about the measure here.

We can do this together. So let’s get moving. Vote YES on Measure 26-218 by November 3rd.