No Line 8 Layover in Woodlawn!
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Tell TriMet that Woodlawn does not want permanent bus layovers near our residential and retail neighbors.
Trimet layover locations are noisy, increase air pollution, decrease property values, and take up valuable commercial space that could otherwise welcome desirable business to our neighborhood. We are opposed to TriMet's short-sighted Woodlawn layover proposal.
A layover site at Dekum and MLK would mean buses idling next to residential homes and directly across the street from elderly and disabled housing, with buses coming and going every fifteen minutes through a quiet residential space.
Some neighbors have already reported experiencing the negative health impacts of idling buses on Dekum, a permanent layover site would substantially increase the amount of pollution from buses in the neighborhood, and it would have the highest impact on our neighborhood's most vulnerable citizens.
TriMet's proposal to put a permanent layover site on Dekum is not a cost-saving measure, it merely outsources the cost to Woodlawn residents, homeowners, and business owners, and we can't afford it!
Dedicated long-term Woodlawn residents have spent years fostering neighborhood and community improvement along the Dekum corridor. Commercial space in the area is more valuable than it has ever been, and TriMet wants to rob the community of any potential retail and commercial growth at the very gateway to our community.
Trimet claims that they value neighborhood input into their selection process. TriMet needs to know that we will NOT tolerate their continued disregard for our neighbors and our community. Tell TriMet that layovers in neighborhoods are undesirable, and don't start here!
Call with any questions: 503 805-6325
Thank you, please forward to anyone you feel may be impacted by the permanent layover proposal.
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