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24 hours, two people hit (one killed) walking across Division Street

Posted on January 5th, 2011 at 5:02 pm.

It has been a horrible start to a new year for the safety of people walking on the streets of Portland. In the past 24 hours, two people have been hit (one of them killed by a hit-and-run driver) while attempting to cross SE Division Street.

SE Division street as it appears on PBOT's High [...]

Thoughts on TriMet's safety task force report

Posted on October 22nd, 2010 at 2:13 pm.

TriMet now has a road map to improved safety. Will they follow it?(Photo © J. Maus)

On Wednesday, the TriMet Task Force on Safety and Service Excellence released its final list of recommendations. The task force was put together following a tragic incident back in April where a TriMet bus operator drove into five people [...]

Beware of glare: A cautionary tale

Posted on October 6th, 2010 at 1:02 pm.

Setting sun on N. Killingsworth.(Photo © J. Maus)

TriMet reviewing new bus safety device with LED, audio warnings

Posted on August 26th, 2010 at 11:21 am.

New safety device would warn people when a bus is turning.(Photos © J. Maus)

In an effort to improve the safety of people walking and bicycling around their buses, TriMet is considering the use of a new product that would emit LED lights and short bursts of sound when a bus makes a turn.
Josh Blanchard, president [...]

ODOT bus ad: 'Keep an extra eye out for bicycles'

Posted on June 30th, 2010 at 10:14 am.

While standing on SE Hawthorne Blvd last night I looked up and saw an ad on the side of a TriMet bus that caught my eye...

(Photo © J. Maus)

A report from the Transportation Safety Summit

Posted on February 18th, 2010 at 10:18 am.

Mayor Adams addresses the crowd.(Photos © J. Maus)

Mayor Sam Adams hosted the Transportation Safety Summit at U of O's White Stag Building in downtown Portland Tuesday night and a standing-room only crowd of over 200 citizens, advocates and city and state officials showed up.
The event offered an opportunity (albeit short at only two hours) to [...]

Tonight: Transportation Safety Summit

Posted on February 16th, 2010 at 9:40 am.

At the 2007 summit, we helped PBOT with the safety chapter of the 2030 Bike Plan.(Photo © J. Maus)

Tonight from 6:30-8:30pm at the White Stag Building (70 NW Couch St) is the 4th Annual Transportation Safety Summit. Hosted by Mayor Sam Adams, this event will be an excellent opportunity to learn and to share [...]

Water Bureau event will focus on bike/truck safety

Posted on June 3rd, 2009 at 10:05 am.

Water Bureau Director David Shaff at last year's event.(Photos © J. Maus)

Continuing a campaign they began last year, the City of Portland's Water Bureau will hold a bike/truck safety event this Saturday.
The Water Bureau says this ongoing effort to improve safety was prompted by a number of near collisions over the years (mostly at the [...]

US Secretary of Transportation: "Bicycling is only healthy when you ride safely"

Posted on May 20th, 2009 at 11:04 am.

"While we are working to improve conditions for bicyclists on the roadways, let's, please, remember the culture we've created over the last 100 years will not welcome bikes overnight."-- From the US DOT blog

Came across an article on bike safety published to the official blog of the U.S. Department of Transportation this morning (which is [...]

Guest editorial: Riding with courtesy in a city of bikes

Posted on April 3rd, 2009 at 4:15 pm.

Roger Geller(Photo © J. Maus)

[Editor's note: This guest editorial was written by Roger Geller, Bicycle Coordinator for the City of Portland.]

"What does it mean to be exemplary? To me it means the two "C's" of cycling: Courtesy and confidence."

In the past week I've been noticing harbingers of spring: flowering magnolia, daffodils in full bloom, tulips [...]

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