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Portland’s 10-cent gas tax up for re-election in May: Here are the projects it would fund

Avatar by on January 29th, 2020 at 11:52 am

Detail of PBOT’s Fixing Our Streets 2020-2024 project map. (Full map below)

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PBOT confirms last year’s record low traffic crash, fatality numbers

Avatar by on April 2nd, 2009 at 12:17 pm

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Mayor Adams credits bike boxes
as one reason for record numbers
(Photo © J. Maus)

Back in January, we reported that Portland had potentially had a record low number of traffic fatalities in 2008.

PBOT has now made it official — we have never had fewer traffic fatalities in any year since they began keeping track in 1925.

In 2008, 20 people died in traffic crashes. Fifteen were in cars and five were on foot. For the fifth time in the past ten years, there were no bicycle-related fatalities. [Read more…]

A closer look at bike boulevards in Mayor’s “First 100 Days” list

Avatar by on January 14th, 2009 at 9:40 am

BTA Bike Boulevard Ride

15 miles of Portland streets will
get calmer, safer, and more
enjoyable for bikes in the
coming months.
(Photo © J. Maus)

At a subcommittee meeting before the monthly Bicycle Advisory Committee meeting in City Hall last night, the Portland Bureau of Transportation’s Traffic Safety Program Manager Mark Lear and Traffic Safety Specialist Greg Raisman outlined details on the bike boulevard portion of Mayor Adams’ “First 100 Day Action Plan”.

In that list, Mayor Adams promised to, [Read more…]