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…]
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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…]