Billboards, alerts to truck drivers and calls to hospitals add to the search for Mark Bosworth, but there's still no sign of the missing Metro employee. Mark vanished without a trace on Friday, September 16 while volunteering with Cycle Oregon in Riddle, Oregon. Mark’s doctor believes the cancer he has successfully battled twice is back and has moved to his brain. The increasing pressure on the brain will put pressure on the brain stem and begin shutting down his vital organs, so Mark needs to be found soon.
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A 4.5-mile network of bike and pedestrian improvements that will connect Northeast and Southeast Portland got a final nod from the Portland City Council this week. The project was made possible by a grant from Metro's regional flexible funding program, which will cover 90 percent of the $1.5 million cost.
Despite local and increased national news coverage, there has still been no sign of missing Metro employee Mark Bosworth. Mark's wife Julie made an impassioned plea to her public after learning from his doctor that Mark's condition is likely deteriorating rapidly.
At www.oregonmetro.gov/greatplaces, you can view interactive maps and download reports about each of 10 areas being considered.
TPAC is an advisory committee that reviews regional plans and federally funded transportation projects across the three-county Portland area. It advises regional leaders on transportation spending priorities as well as policies related to transportation, such as efforts to curb greenhouse gas emissions and create communities with easy access to public transit. It also recommends needs and opportunities for involving the public in transportation matters.
Advisory committee of regional leaders tells the Metro Council to plan for more dense development on the edges. Washington County representatives push back, saying there's not enough time to revise plans for new developments before the Metro Council's October vote.
Cities and counties across the region have nominated 11 biking, walking and freight projects for Metro to fund – and now through Oct. 13, the public gets a chance to help refine and improve those projects.
Word about Mark Bosworth's disappearance reached people in New York's Time Square today. The missing person flier for Mark was broadcast on the Time Square's giant digital billboard. Mark, a Metro employee, went missing on the night of September 16 in Riddle, Oregon while volunteering with Cycle Oregon. He had been disoriented in the weeks before, and the night of, his disappearance. A medical condition related to previous cancers he’s battled is likely to blame for his confusion. In addition to the flier being featured on the Times Square billboard, local Associated Press Reporter Terrence Petty wrote a story about Mark and the efforts to find him. The story was released to the nation and quickly went up on the websites of national news organizations.
Philip Fensterer, a marine-life keeper at the Oregon Zoo, is northward bound this weekend to participate in the annual Zoo Keeper Leadership Camp organized by Polar Bears International. Fensterer will travel to Churchill, Canada, to learn more about climate change and its effects on polar bears as they congregate on the shores of Hudson Bay to await the return of their icy hunting platform.
A bike ride for Mark Bosworth, the Metro employee who disappeared on September 16, will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, October 1, beginning and ending at North Portland's Peninsula Park. The ride is being organized by Cycle Oregon director Jerry Norquist, who has spent the days since Mark Bosworth's disappearance, looking for him. Norquist and Mark's family feel the ride is a perfect way for people to come out and show support for Mark, while continuing to spread the word about the search for him. Meanwhile, cycling great Lance Armstrong helped increase awareness about Mark's disappearance.