Posted by Jonathan Maus ( Publisher/Editor ) on November 8th, 2011 at 11:16 am
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Tomorrow night the Skyline Ridge neighborhood association is hosting a community forum to discuss rural road safety issues. Safely sharing high-speed, narrow, and winding rural roads like Skyline Blvd has been an issue for years; but back in August, the issue reached a boiling point when it became clear that many people had been harassed in the same area along Rock Creek Road (which connects to Skyline).
To help calm tempers and perhaps find a solution before someone ends up being seriously hurt (or worse), neighbors decided to air out the issues and give everyone an opportunity to talk. At the forum tomorrow night, organizer and nearby resident Laura Foster has lined up legal experts and a professional moderator from Portland State University to help add structure to the event.
The experts include bike lawyer Mark Ginsberg and Sgt. Timothy Lichatowich of the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office. Foster says Multnomah County Deputy DA Rod Underhill and DA Chuck Sparks (both of whom have experience with bike-related cases) will also be in attendance.
See the event description below…
- Getting By, Getting Along: Bikes and Cars on Skyline Roads
Drivers and bikers come together to air concerns and find common ground. Bike law expert Mark Ginsberg and Sgt. Timothy Lichatowich of the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office will address questions and issues. The meeting will be facilitated by Stan Sitnick, faculty member in PSU’s Graduate Program in Conflict Resolution.
Skyline Grange (11275 NW Skyline Boulevard, Portland 97231)
Wednesday, November 9, 7-9 p.m.
Presented by Skyline Ridge Neighbors neighborhood association.
Please consider joining us. This is a very important issue.