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When the Roux Campus opens, would you take advantage of newly created public access for walking, biking, picnicing, kayaking?

We want to get to know the neighborhood and how the Roux Campus can be the best possible neighbor. Restoring a more natural waterfront on this peninsula is an important element of our plans for the Roux Campus. The restored shoreline will offer public trails for biking and walking, picnic sites and kayak and paddleboard areas.

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When the Roux Campus opens, would you take advantage of newly created public access for walking, biking, picnicing, kayaking?

I think you should incorporate a better bike/ped connection to the peninsula than is currently available across Tukey's Bridge. It would be amazing to "reactivate" the abandoned railway bridge, though... Read more...

Agree with reinstating old railway bridge. I really want to see rail/light rail commuter services in addition to bike and pedestrian access. We need ways of getting cars off the roads in all weather.

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When the Roux Campus opens, would you take advantage of newly created public access for walking, biking, picnicing, kayaking?

I live on Munjoy Hill and have a boat at the marina next to this project. The huge building facing the highway is out of scale for the city and the neighborhood. Please be good neighbors and think about... Read more...

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What does the East Deering area need to be an even better place for residents, business owners and visitors?

sound barriers on the sides of 295 to block out the noise of the traffic

Maine DOT has neglected this area for decades. Northbound exit of the highway looks like the fallout from an apocalypse. Maybe now they will consider sound barriers for the $100m+ neighbor…

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When the Roux Campus opens, would you take advantage of newly created public access for walking, biking, picnicing, kayaking?

Yes! Of course! If we could convert the St Lawrence and Atlantic to a multi use path people could commute to campus by walking/biking as far as Yarmouth. Turning the dilapidated bridge into a pedestrian... Read more...

Traffic impacts are going to be the project's biggest hurdle, but it's also an opportunity for dramatically improved transit access. The Town of Falmouth has been interested in increased service on the... Read more...

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What does the East Deering area need to be an even better place for residents, business owners and visitors?

Walk-ability. With the highway right there, extra attention will be needed to make the area feel walkable, and to allow walking access that connects to other areas of Portland.

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What else do you, as a valuable community member, want us to know? It could be anything related to the project or questions you have for us.

It is important that the campus is accessible without a car. What plans are in place to ensure the walk from the Washington Ave + Veranda St bus stop is as safe and convenient as possible, or any further... Read more...

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How long have you been living or working in East Deering, and what attracted you to the area?

I'm a hopeful future resident who wants to live in the apartments you're building and collaborate with the different start-ups going through your incubator program. This is an amazing project and really... Read more...

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What else do you, as a valuable community member, want us to know? It could be anything related to the project or questions you have for us.

The Roux Institute has not yet demonstrated that it wants to be a responsible and good neighbor. It announced a fully designed campus rather than engaging neighbors up front. Walking trails are insufficient... Read more...

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When the Roux Campus opens, would you take advantage of newly created public access for walking, biking, picnicing, kayaking?

As a longtime Portland resident who grew up nearby, I am excited to have the Roux Institute in Portland, and in East Deering. Portland's future requires more investment in higher education, particularly... Read more...

Anthony J. Donovan, Director<br> Maine Rail Transit Coalition<br>84 Middle St. Portland, Me. 04101<br>(207) 329-6732 Mobile<br>Mailto: MElikesRail@Gmail.com<br> <br>Train Time

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When the Roux Campus opens, would you take advantage of newly created public access for walking, biking, picnicing, kayaking?

Yes! Connectivity to the existing trails (waterfront trails to Commercial St/Old Port, as well as Baxter Blvd, would be great. Would love a way to ride through all of Portland end enjoy its amenities.

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What else do you, as a valuable community member, want us to know? It could be anything related to the project or questions you have for us.

I think this is a very exciting project and hope NIMBY concerns over parking and traffic do not hold it back further. As a "valuable community member" I hope you can use this opportunity to set an example... Read more...

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When the Roux Campus opens, would you take advantage of newly created public access for walking, biking, picnicing, kayaking?

Yes, absolutely. Please work with the city to develop ways to access the area without driving. (and revitalize the old rail bridge into a pedestrian bridge!)

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What else do you, as a valuable community member, want us to know? It could be anything related to the project or questions you have for us.

One Climate Future, Portland and South Portland's Climate Action Plan, sets aggressive goals for limiting greenhouse gas emissions by the year 2050. In Portland over 60% of our carbon emissions are from... Read more...

Thank you for this response! This 60% number is often quoted and is very misleading. It does not include transportation emissions to get to the city boundary, or the scope 3 emissions that dwarf our building... Read more...

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When the Roux Campus opens, would you take advantage of newly created public access for walking, biking, picnicing, kayaking?

Because of some other responsibilities I have not been as connected to this project as I should have been. I am a lifelong Portland resident and live in the house I grew up in. Does traffic plan consider,... Read more...

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When the Roux Campus opens, would you take advantage of newly created public access for walking, biking, picnicing, kayaking?

Could you please tell me the length and width of each of the proposed buildings that IDEALS plans on building?

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