Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on April 11th, 2011 at 1:07 pm
High Crash Corridor program launch
on SE Foster Rd. in November 2010.
(Photo © J. Maus)
The Portland Bureau of Transportation has announced three public open houses for their High Crash Corridor program. The first one, which will focus on SW Barbur Blvd, is set for this Wednesday, April 13th.
According to PBOT, the upcoming open houses will provide them with, "an opportunity to hear from community members about specific problem areas, discuss pedestrian, bicycle and transit deficiencies, and learn about existing transportation safety conditions."
Portland Mayor Sam Adams, who has says many times that safety is his #1 transportation priority, launched the program with a press conference on SE Foster Road back in November. Foster and Barbur are two of four High Crash Corridors that PBOT and ODOT will focus on this year. The others are SE/NE 122nd Ave. and SE/NE 82nd Ave.
Once identified as having higher than acceptable traffic speeds and crash histories, the corridors are singled out for increased public awareness, an enhanced enforcement presence, and engineering solutions designed to make them safer for all users.
Below is a list of the three upcoming open houses:
- SW Barbur Blvd. High Crash Corridor
Wednesday, April 13, 6:30 to 8 p.m. (Optional overview presentation at 7 p.m.)
Markham Elementary School cafeteria (10531 SW Capitol Hwy)
- 122nd Ave. High Crash Corridor and Pedestrian Median Island
Sunday, May 1, 1 to 3 p.m. (1 to 1:30 p.m. for information specific to the new pedestrian median island, 1:30 to 3 p.m. for information specific to the High Crash Corridor)
Midland Library (805 SE 122nd Ave.)
- SE Foster Road High Crash Corridor with Rep. Ben Cannon
Wednesday, May 4, 7 to 8:30 p.m. (Optional Overview Presentation at 7:00 PM)
Lents Baptist Church (5921 Southeast 88th Ave)