Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on November 8th, 2007 at 6:28 pm
Commissioner Adams has announced a public forum on bike safety to take place Wednesday (11/14).
From the introduction to a post on CommissionerSam.com:
“..we want to the public to know about what we’ve been doing in our office both in response to these specific tragedies, and to ensure that similar tragedies are prevented at all problem intersections in the future…”
And here are some of the “immediate steps” they are taking:
1. Fast-tracking and moving forward with immediate bike safety engineering fixes for SW Burnside and 14th and N Greeley and Interstate.
4. Requesting that Portland City Council to immediately fund $200,000 worth of new bike safety improvements.
5. Authorizing and unrolling a new pilot program for “bike boxes” – an innovative bike safety improvement used in many other parts of the world, but not yet in our neck of the woods – which would get bicycles in front of auto traffic at stop lights (instead of next to or to the right of automobiles) and prevent vehicular right turns on red.
The public forum will, “actively soliciting public testimony to hear whatever you have to say about bicycle safety in the city of Portland.”
The public is invited testimony will take place in front of Sam’s Bike Safety Committee (the same group that was at the “emergency” meeting).
Here are the details:
- Public testimony – Bike Safety Committee
Wednesday, November 14th, 7:00pm
Portland Bldg, Room C (2nd Fl., SW 5th and Jefferson)