Report from the sixth annual Transportation Safety Summit

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This is the sixth Transportation
Safety Summit that Mayor
Adams has presided over.
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Mayor Sam Adams and PBOT held the sixth annual Transportation Safety Summit at Jefferson High School in North Portland last night. The event was created by Adams to accomplish several things: to convene the myriad organizations and agencies that work on safety issues; to glean the best ideas from the brightest advocates and citizen activists; to tout PBOT’s accomplishments; and to validate his belief that safety should be the #1 transportation priority.

Despite what seemed (at least to me) like a smaller and less enthusiastic crowd than last year (many of the 90 or so people in the crowd were agency/City staff and there were only a handful of citizens) — the night was a success on all those accounts.

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Recap: Summit lays out City’s priorities on transportation safety

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Citizen activist Rebecca Hamilton pitches
Mayor Adams with her big ideas.
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The City of Portland Bureau of Transportation and Mayor Sam Adams hosted the Transportation Safety Summit Tuesday night. The event brought together advocacy groups, city staffers, citizen activists, and leaders from PBOT, the Oregon Department of Transportation and other agencies. The goal was to share information, garner feedback, and get focused around our city’s top safety priorities.

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A report from the Transportation Safety Summit

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Mayor Adams addresses the crowd.
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Mayor Sam Adams hosted the Transportation Safety Summit at U of O’s White Stag Building in downtown Portland Tuesday night and a standing-room only crowd of over 200 citizens, advocates and city and state officials showed up.

The event offered an opportunity (albeit short at only two hours) to network, learn about Portland’s transportation safety concerns, and share feedback about how the City should, according to the Mayor’s official invite, “close the gap between the current state of traffic safety in Portland and the desired state.”

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Summit will address transportation safety in Portland

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A workshop at last year’s safety
summit held in June.
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The City of Portland Office of Transportation has just announced the agenda and details for their 2008 Transportation Safety Summit. The event is slated for October 6th in the Portland Building Auditorium (1120 SW 5th Ave).

The Summit is being organized by PDOT’s Community and School Traffic Safety Partnership (CSTSP in wonk-speak), a program created in 2003 that funds safety and infrastructures projects through traffic fine revenue.

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