Sustainability & Transportation Committee's goal setting workshop for 2023- 1/11 at 5:30

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Winston Lumpkins

Jan 4, 2023, 6:00:23 PMJan 4
Hi folks,

Tonight at the City Council meeting Councilor Zarro invited members of the Portland Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Committee to attend the Sustainability & Transportation Committee's goal setting workshop on Wednesday, January 11th at 5:30.  Councillor Zarro also said there is significant overlap between the S&T committee's priorities for the year ahead and our own priorities for 2023

This will be an ideal opportunity to work together to help the Sustainability & Transportation Committee accomplish the goals we share, indeed, there is a good chance we'll support much of their agenda.  It's my hope that this could be the beginning of a very productive year for both our Committee's & the city of Portland's transition away for the brutal transportation choices made in the 70's... 

Addressing some of the arterials, such as Franklin Street and High/State Streets may be on the agenda!  I know some of our members are very passionate about that! 

The Sustainability & Transportation Committee is made up of Councilor Zarro, who is the chair, and Councilors Pelletier &  Rodriguez.  There is a high chance that if they take any of our priorities up, they will end up before the whole council.

I will update this thread with the zoom link & agenda once they become available.  There is a small possibility that it could be a hybrid meeting, but participation remotely should be possible either way.  This link will probably be populated with that information eventually:

Thanks everyone,

Keep the rubber side down,


Winston Lumpkins IV (he/him/his)

Chair, Portland Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Committee

Winston Lumpkins

Jan 9, 2023, 1:33:37 PMJan 9
The Sustainability & Transportation Committee has published their Agenda for their Goal Setting workshop for 2023!

It can be found here.
It will be held over zoom at 5:30 on Wednesday, 1/11 at 5:30. The link is in the agenda, accessible via the above link. 

It looks like a fairly packed agenda, with a few things prior to the goal setting workshop.  I However think it will all be very interesting, and I plan to attend the whole meeting.

They plan to accept in person public comments on their goals for the coming year.  If there is one of our priorities (  that you'd love to see them tackle, and are prepared to show up to a council meeting sometime in the coming year if they bring it before the council & advocate for it's passage by the council, you could plan to show up attend their meeting on Wednesday evening and make a short comment in support of that specific priority. 

Alternatively, you could send a brief email in support of a specific priority or all the priorities to the Sustainability & Transportation Committee, if you send by Noon on Tuesday (tomorrow!) it will be included in their agenda! 

Subject: S&T Committee Goal Setting for 2023
Email sent to:,, &

Sample email:
Dear Chair Zarro & members of the Sustainability & Transportation Committee,
I'm ___name___ ______ a member of the Portland Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Committee. 
You should all know that I personally support all their goals and I think you should in particularly tackle the thorny issue of bicycle facility disappearance in Portland's intersections. 
I plan to support you in that should you take it up, and will advocate for the full council to support any intuitive which would help improve out dangerous intersections.

___name__ _____
Address or neighborhood
Portland, Maine

Thanks everyone! 


Winston Lumpkins IV (he/him/his)

Chair, Portland Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Committee


Jan 11, 2023, 5:20:50 PMJan 11
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Although it does say 5:30 at the agenda center, the S&T meeting has started.

At 5:19, they're going over the progress made through the one climate future plan. 
Following this is the "Rail Use Advisory Committee Discussion and Policy Recommendation"
Which will probably take a few minutes, so 5:30 is surely still a good time to log on if you're just interested in the discussion about the Sustainability & Transportation Committee's goals for 2023. 

The Sustainability & Transportation Committee is a Portland City council committee made up of 3 councilors, Councilor Zarro is the Chair. 
Policy that the council might vote on regarding transportation should go through this committee, at least that's how the council currently likes to legislate.
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