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No More Deaths: Broadway Memorial
April 24, 2019 at 5:30 pm
On April 20th, somebody walking was struck and killed by a driver of a beverage truck. We are devastated to hear about this tragedy and frustrated that this street is so dangerous for people that walk and cycle. We are coming together on Wednesday April 24 at 5:30PM to honor her memory.
We will be having a moment of silence at 6PM, then riding down NE Broadway to City Hall.
As a city we uphold values that no one should die on our streets. In 2016 city council approved a Vision Zero resolution to eliminate traffic deaths by 2025, but we are already falling short of this goal. This is the 16th death on our streets this year.
NE Broadway ranks as the most dangerous corridor for biking and fifth for walking. 4 other people have been injured crossing this intersection since 2007.
Redoing this section of Broadway is part of planned safety updates in Central City in Motion, which was passed unanimously by City Council in November 2018. This project is on the 1-5 year implementation plan but there is no date scheduled for when any changes might come to this corridor.
There are multiple safety improvements that could be done quickly. A protected left turn sign from Grand to NE Broadway, leading pedestrian walk sign, and a temporary protected bike lane made out construction materials would make this street safer for everyone. We ask that City Council give PBOT the resources they need to accelerate these plans so no one else will be hurt on this street.