Kellan Simpson

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Supported a comment by Maggy W on Roux Campus Portland 3 weeks, 1 day ago
Maggy W
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.
Supported a comment by Christian MilNeil on Roux Campus Portland 3 weeks, 1 day ago
Christian MilNeil
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 Route 7 bus: making that route run every 12-15 minutes throughout the day to enable a >30% transit mode share among campus users would be significantly cheaper than building parking garages, and considerably mitigate traffic impacts to East Deering.

There may also be an opportunity to create a dedicated bike/ped/bus-only campus entrance from Tukey's Bridge into the campus, giving the 7 a faster route into East Deering from the peninsula...
Commented on Roux Campus Portland 3 weeks, 1 day ago
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 for other businesses in Portland and around the country. You should commit to a completely combustion free design (no gas connection whatsoever, or on site fossil fuels for anything including maintenance), and stay cognizant of the the embodied carbon for the project and how to work with the city to reduce/eliminate car-dependency to access the site.
Commented on Roux Campus Portland 3 weeks, 1 day ago
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 use (agriculture, embodied carbon in construction, gas flaring, gas leakage, air travel). It also ignores other more harmful locally generated emissions (particulate matter and NOx). You have touched on the embodied element with mass Timber. Please be cognizant of the impact of the site on other types of emissions and what scope 3 emissions are associated. Please commit to low embodied carbon targets and don't let the egocentric architecture drive to high steel and concrete usage. And of course, discourage site access via car.
Commented on Roux Campus Portland 3 weeks, 2 days ago
Seeing how questions are answered on your website
Commented on Roux Campus Portland 3 weeks, 2 days ago
Small market