The City of Portland’s general fund has a few million dollars to spare, and Commissioner Steve Novick is mounting an unusual campaign to spend some of it on safer street crossings.
Portland will follow in the steps of Chicago and New York City by setting a schedule to completely eliminate traffic fatalities or serious injuries no matter the cost, the city’s transportation director said in a new interview.
Steve Novick is setting the stage for the upcoming debate about transportation spending. (Photo by J. Maus/BikePortland) If The Oregonian’s opinion pages are any indication, the City’s campaign to persuade Portlanders to help fund transportation investments is heating up. On New Year’s Day, the leader of a local walking advocacy group called on Transportation Commissioner … Read more
The city’s transportation commissioner said ‘repetition, repetition, repetition’ is the way to get the message to voters that Portland needs more money for street repairs and improvements
“… The idea of a Barbur road diet is obviously not something all our regional partners have signed off on. We hope they will not be perturbed by the prospect of a study of a road diet…”— Steve Novick, City of Portland Transportation Commissioner At tomorrow’s City Council meeting, Transportation Commissioner Steve Novick had the … Read more
“One of my goals in this job is to drive home just how expensive cars are… and just how much of a boon bikes are.”— Portland City Commissioner Steve Novick At an event held last night in OHSU’s Kohler Pavillion to mark the end of the first phase of the Green Lane Project, City Transportation … Read more
Portland Transportation Commissioner Steve Novick wants to hear from “suburban car commuters” before proposing a road diet on SW Barbur Blvd.(Photos © J. Maus/BikePortland) After yet another tragedy on SW Barbur Blvd last week, people are once again trying to push officials to make it safer. So far, most of the attention has been focused … Read more
To improve safety, the police are on high alert.(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland) Last week we told you that Portland Mayor Charlie Hales was rolling up his sleeves to improve road safety. Today he and Commissioner Steve Novick teamed up with the Portland Police Bureau to launch a key component of that effort. Hales and Novick … Read more
Commissioner Steve Novick (blue shirt) mixed it up with the crowd on the Hawthorne Bridge this morning.(Photos © J. Maus/BikePortland) City of Portland Transportation Commissioner Steve Novick showed once again this morning that he’s a hands-on leader. In the past few months (even before Mayor Hales gave him the PBOT portfolio), Novick has shown up … Read more