The Third Bridge Now infrastructure removes spillover traffic, takes the pollution
out of neighborhoods, and relieves congestion along I-5 by creating more routes to
various destinations for the traffic that overwhelms I-5 everyday. Neighborhood streets
during busy traffic hours would be safer and would benefit from new bike, pedestrian
and small-engine access. Since the land is mostly bare vacant and publicly owned,
the project can start immediately and create construction jobs that would last about
two years. Increased transit services to the industrial areas of Portland and Vancouver
will create sustainable jobs in public transportation.