These maps provide an illuminating look at traffic violence statistics nationwide, giving insight on the different factors that contribute to fatal crashes and where they’re most and least prominent.
When multiple bureaus at the City of Portland came together with concerned residents on a novel approach to address a disturbing rise in shootings and speeding in the Mt. Scott-Arleta neighborhood last fall, many people responded with ridicule. Now a new report builds on initial claims that it just might be working. We’ve taken a … Read more
Neighborhood leader says residents ‘impressed’ by city’s response to street violence in Mt. Scott-Arleta
(Images of how Mt. Scott-Arleta responded to rampant gun violence. Photos: Matchu Williams/Mt. Scott-Arleta Neighborhood Association)
Draft design of Arleta Triangle Plaza and placement of barrels in the street by PBOT. (Source: Commissioner Hardesty’s office)
“We need to approach the crisis of vehicular violence with the same urgency and all hands-on deck strategies being implemented to address gun violence”— Jo Ann Hardesty, Commissioner-in-charge of transportation
The events of this past weekend require me to make a point I’ve long understood about streets: safety is as much about culture as it is about concrete. If Portland truly stands for streets where everyone can feel safe and welcome, we must do more to defend them against dangerous people — whether the weapon … Read more