Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on August 24th, 2006 at 9:16 am
Photo: Susan Otcenas
Citizen activists mobilzed by the death of cyclist Mike Wilberding on August 1st have channeled their emotions into a traffic safety awareness action. The event will be held on September 1st from 4-6pm at SW 5th and Washington Streets in Beaverton (the intersection where the crash occured).
The circumstances surrounding Wilberding's death spurred a large amount of community response, including the formation of a web-based traffic safety activism group.
According to organizer Brian Scrivner, he and other volunteers from this group plan to educate passing motorists with signage that promotes safe driving. Scrivner has scheduled the event to happen during rush hour for maximum visibility.
This event is open to everyone and volunteers are encouraged to show up and get involved. Details:
Beaverton "Safety Awareness Get-Together"
Friday, Sept. 1st, 4-6PM
SW 5th & Washington, Beaverton
Bring: yourself, ideas for safer streets, willingness to hold a sign