auto-centric streets like SE Foster.
(Photo by J. Maus/BikePortland)
A grant from the State of Oregon will help the City of Portland continue their work to tame dangerous arterial streets.
Last Wednesday, City Council accepted an $85,000 grant from the Oregon Department of Transportation's Transportation Safety Division. The funds — which amount to just 0.25% of the ODOT Safety Division's $33 million annual budget — will be matched with $63,750 from the Portland Bureau of Transportation and will be applied toward, "specific engineering, enforcement, and education strategies and proven traffic safety countermeasures on identified Portland arterials" (according to Council ordinance).