2022-2023 Supplemental EA Public Comment Record

In November 2022, the Oregon Department of Transportation opened their public comment on the Supplemental Environmental Assessment for the proposed $1.4 billion Rose Quarter Freeway Expansion. The agency gave the public a 45 day period to respond to the thousand-page document, and the comment period overlapped with Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, and New Years. No More Freeways worked with numerous community partners who submitted comment before the January 4th deadline, and also solicited hundreds of comments from everyday Oregonians who demanded the agency conduct a full Environmental Impact Statement that studies alternatives to expansion. Listed below is a set of letters from prominent community organizations.

No More Freeways submitted 12gig of files to ODOT for the Public Comment period for the proposed Rose Quarter Freeway Expansion.

No More Freeways and Neighbors for Clean Air – Official Letter

Eliot Neighborhood Association

Oregon Families for Safe Streets

Albina Vision Trust

Verde

studiodavis – Brian Davis

Oregon Walks

The Street Trust

Portland: Neighbors Welcome

City of Portland – Bicycle Advisory Committee

City of Portland – Pedestrian Advisory Committee

1000 Friends of Oregon

Breach Collective

Association of Oregon Rail and Transit Advocates

Nearly seven hundred community members also wrote testimony to ODOT during the public comment period. Samples are included below:

Comments from the 2019 Public Comment for the original Environmental Assessment are available here.