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on Foot Traffic
Our society is addicted to our cars. We feel that our lives are urgent and that there is not time to walk. It is sad.
This dependency on cars has added to our nation's health problem. I consider it patriotic to be less reliant on my car.
Generally I find drivers considerate of pedestrians in areas with crosswalks.
I feel that ODOT and Clackamas County Transportation gives lip service to pedestrians and bicyclists. We don't need bike maps - we need safe transporation routes for our daily travel.
When I have provided public comment on projects and ask for consideration of bikes and pedestrians in projects, have always gotten negative response from the ODOT manager. I live in a rural tourist community in Clackamas and am frustrated by the "need for speed" comments sited by road managers.
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