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Bicycle, pedestrian projects vie for biggest chunk of Connect Oregon money

Thursday, December 05, 2013
Bicycle and pedestrian improvements top the list of proposals to spend $42 million Oregon lawmakers approved this year for transportation projects beyond the usual highway and bridge work.

In all, the Oregon Department of Transportation received 108 proposals totaling $129 million – about three times the money available. Of that, the biggest chunk, $47.5 million, is for bike and pedestrian infrastructure, said transportation spokeswoman Shelley Snow.

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