ODOT Director wants to ‘quickly transform Powell into safer roadway’

ODOT has just released a statement from Director Kris Strickler following last week’s death of Sarah Pliner at on SE Powell Blvd (State Highway 26). Here’s the full statement: “Powell Boulevard (U.S. 26) was originally established and designed as a highway to move freight and people through Portland quickly and efficiently. Recent incidents on Powell, … Read more

Human protected bike lane, safety forum planned as response to SE Powell Blvd tragedy

Portland-based nonprofit Bike Loud PDX is not taking the death of Sarah Pliner lightly. The group has been working nonstop since last Tuesday’s tragic collision to make sure something is done to make the intersection where she died safer. On Wednesday, they are asking everyone to join them for a demonstration on SE 26th and … Read more