I contacted Mayor Hales office 9 months ago regarding asking the Oregon Legislators to do something about this issue. They refused. I have sent them another request and here it is:
I’ve has some contact with the person responsible for our roads. I asked that you propose somthing to the legislators to solve the destructive use of studded tires on our roads. The 10% of drivers that use studded tires are cutting road life in half. 90% of Portland area drivers that don’t use studded tires are being unfairly taxed by a small percentage of drivers. You didn’t win your election by 90%? You WILL win by 90% of voters if you stand up and defend our roads, (from Les Schwab). The attached article is ODOT and the City Of Hermisston pleading for drivers to not use studded tires. If little Hermiston can say something, so can the City of Portland. You’ll never fix our roads as fast as their being chewed up by studs. Preservation and Conservation of our roads is good climate change policy.
Thanks for your time