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PBOT Lunch & Learn – PedPDX: Addressing Equity through Citywide Pedestrian Planning
March 15, 2019 at 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Location: Karl Miller Center at PSU, 615 SW Harrison St., Room 465
Pedestrian safety and access is an equity issue. In Portland, inadequate pedestrian infrastructure and traffic safety concerns disproportionately impact low-income communities and people of color. The City is attempting to rectify these inequities through PedPDX, Portland’s new citywide pedestrian plan (anticipated for adoption in Spring 2019). PedPDX prioritizes sidewalk and crossing improvements and other investments, policies, strategies and tools to make walking safer and more comfortable across the city.
Come learn about the strategies PedPDX is using to address transportation equity in Portland, including establishing a data-based prioritization for citywide pedestrian investments, identifying roadway and behavioral characteristics most closely correlated with pedestrian crashes in order to prioritize needs before crashes happen, using pro-active outreach to engage disproportionately impacted residents, and applying innovative pedestrian design and policies to address pedestrian infrastructure needs.
Michelle Marx is the City of Portland’s Pedestrian Coordinator with the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT).
Francesca Patricolo is a Planner in the Policy Innovation and Regional Collaboration section of the City of Portland Bureau of Transportation.
If you can’t make it to the Karl Miller Center, sign up to view the presentation as a webinar.