Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on February 9th, 2012 at 8:22 am
The City of Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) has announced three open houses where you can learn more and offer input on their High Crash Corridor Safety program.
High Crash Corridors are roadways that, according to PBOT, "have exceptional concentrations of crash activity." By identifying these corridors and putting them into a coordinated program, PBOT is able to target limited funding to make them safer. Current roads on the list include Portland's most notorious arterials like SW Barbur, SE 122nd, SE Foster, SE 82nd, SE Powell, Marine Drive, SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy, SE Division and others.
We all know these roads kill and seriously injure Portlanders far too often. These open houses give you the chance to do something about them.
- Download the brochure here (PDF) -
PBOT spokesman Dan Anderson says the open houses, which start next Wednesday, will be a chance for people in the community to ask PBOT staff questions and review specific engineering, enforcement, and education options that the city uses to improve safety. PBOT will bring detailed crash maps to the open houses and attendees are encouraged to write their concerns and feedback on sticky notes for location-specific feedback.
PBOT will use feedback at the events to help shape the implementation strategies they choose for each corridor. By the end of this year, PBOT will develop a "Transportation Safety Report" for each corridor. Below are details on the open houses.
Wednesday, February 15
6:30 - 8:30 PM, Columbia High School (small gym) (716 N Marine Drive)
SW Beaverton Hillsdale Highway
Wednesday, February 29
6:30 - 8:30 PM, Robert Gray Middle School cafeteria (5505 SW 23rd Ave)
SE Division Street
Wednesday, March 7
6:30 - 8:30 PM, Harrison Park K-8 School cafeteria (2225 SE 87th Ave)
If you live, work or ride near these streets, please consider attending and sharing what your experiences and feedback with PBOT staff.