Please do a longer story on Hawthorne with PBOT asked to comment.
Dear public. Please call commissioner Dan Saltzman’s office and ask for a much safer redesign of Hawthorne and 43rd.
(503)823-4151 Dan manages PBOT
Address where Fallon smart (my student) was killed. The new design may slow some traffic, but it only solves a fraction of the problem. It ignores deadly parking near intersections
We must not forget where 2 college girls were killed on Foster in a legal crosswalk with a median and speed just like the one proposed ..
The new design has many flaws that show left turns on 30mph roads are more important than the 3 crosswalks at that intersection.
We can calm side streets and Hawthorne by lowering it to 25 and remove left turns that conflict with dual crosswalks.
Those left turn drivers must be expected to see 270 degrees at same instant.
We must remove parking in all the legal crosswalks. These are obvious existing problems ignored currently and by the new design.
My design picture shows 3 safer crosswalks and the center lane and parking replaced by planters. Design your own to help PBOT see people over trip times.