Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on January 4th, 2010 at 1:02 pm
With their extensive plans for bike boulevards in the coming years (they’ve got 60 miles of them coming by 2013), it’s clear that the City of Portland Bureau of Transportation has made residential street safety a high priority.
Residential streets don’t garner the media attention that projects in commercials areas do, but according to PBOT they deserve priority because most trips start at home and 70% of Portland’s streets are residential.
On Monday (1/11), PBOT’s top traffic safety specialist, Greg Raisman, will share their latest and greatest thinking on the topic at a presentation titled, Lessons From Europe: A Look at Residential Streets. The event is being hosted by the Land Use and Sustainability Committee of the Southeast Uplift neighborhood coalition.
Here’s a snip from the event description:
Come hear about residential traffic calming concepts that could take Portland to the next level, making our streets safer for children, seniors, and people with disabilities – and more attractive for walking and cycling. From “bicycle boulevards” to “Safe Routes to School” to “home zones”, there are a lot of ideas that could make our great neighborhoods even better.
And Raisman should know. He’s traveled extensively throughout Europe, camera in hand, documenting various types of roadway treatments. You can see a collection of his photos and videos (some of which only a true transportation wonk will love!) here.
Here are details on the event:
- Residential Traffic Calming Presentation
SE Uplift Land Use Committee
Monday, January 11th
7pm to 8pm
3534 SE Main St