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PBOT confirms last year's record low traffic crash, fatality numbers

Posted on April 2nd, 2009 at 12:17 pm.

Mayor Adams credits bike boxesas one reason for record numbers(Photo © J. Maus)

Back in January, we reported that Portland had potentially had a record low number of traffic fatalities in 2008.
PBOT has now made it official -- we have never had fewer traffic fatalities in any year since they began keeping track in 1925.
In [...]

Learning the law at the Share the Road safety class

Posted on January 26th, 2009 at 4:50 pm.

Ellee Thalheimer is a new contributing writer to BikePortland. Her most recent story was a product review of women's bike shorts designed for utility and fashion. Ellee is a yoga instructor and travel writer living in Southeast Portland. Check out her author page here.
We covered the beginnings of the Share the Road Safety Class; this [...]

Zero bike fatalities in 2008: A Q & A with Greg Raisman

Posted on January 5th, 2009 at 10:58 am.

PBOT traffic safety expert Greg Raisman.(Photos © J. Maus)

In 2008, there were no fatal bike crashes in the City of Portland. After a tumultuous 2007, when we had six fatal bike crashes (two of them very high-profile), this was welcome news by many in the community.
To gain more perspective on this statistic, I [...]

PDOT employee gets a scare during crosswalk safety event

Posted on December 2nd, 2008 at 9:24 am.

PDOT's Sharon White, shown here at a Share the Road rally in 2006.(Photo © J. Maus)

Sharon White is PDOT's pedestrian safety chief. One of the many programs she oversees is an ongoing "crosswalk enforcement action" campaign. Working with the Portland Police Bureau, White and staff at PDOT identify high-risk intersections and then employ [...]

Momentum's new safety vid: “Let's Get Visible”

Posted on November 18th, 2008 at 10:27 am.

Momentum publisher/editor Amy Walker as Olivia Newton-John in "Let's Get Visible".- Watch video below -

The folks at Vancouver, BC-based Momentum Magazine have combined their passion for safe biking with their fun and fashionable style to create a new PSA for their local Bike to Work Week.
The result is "Let's Get Visible", a bike safety video [...]

Right-hook warning, Copenhagen-style

Posted on November 14th, 2008 at 1:51 pm.

In Copenhagen, this sign is placed directly in the bike lane. See another photo below for another view.(Photos by Tom Miller)

Copenhagen should become a sister city to Portland. I can barely keep track of all the local planners, politicians, advocates and bureaucrats who have made a pilgrimmage to the "City of Cyclists" this [...]

With ‘Hindsight’, Nike looks to improve bike safety

Posted on October 22nd, 2008 at 12:04 pm.

New Hindsight glasses from Nike.(Photos: Nike via Gizmodo)

A reader (thanks Austin!) just gave me a heads up on an interesting new product idea from Nike.
Gadget blog Gizmodo reports that the new Hindsight glasses "are designed to do one simple thing: stop cyclists from getting hurt on the roads."
How do they do this?

Watch the Water Burea's new bike/truck safety video

Posted on October 6th, 2008 at 12:01 pm.

The Portland Water Bureau has released a new video on bike and truck safety.
First unveiled to the public at a bike/truck safety event back in September, the video (watch it below) is an engaging look at what Portland's busiest bikeways look like from the seat of a large truck.

Agenda set for Transportation Safety Summit

Posted on September 30th, 2008 at 9:10 am.

The City of Portland Office of Transportation will host the 2008 Portland Transportation Safey Summit next week (Monday, 10/8). The event is a great way to meet local and state transportation planners, policy makers, etc... and get information on many important resources and programs.
PDOT just released the agenda and program. Check it [...]

BTA, Police Bureau launch latest incarnation of bike light education program

Posted on September 25th, 2008 at 12:32 pm.

A Portland police officer gives out a free set of bike lights back in August 2006.(Photos J. Maus)

As part of their ongoing Eye to Eye campaign, the Bicycle Transportation Alliance (BTA) and the Traffic Division of the Portland Police Bureau have partnered up on an effort to increase awareness of using bike lights [...]

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