Safety Summit II

Hold the date:

Dear Summit invitee

You are receiving this email due to your leadership in improving transportation safety in the Portland region. Please plan to save the date for the second Annual Transportation Safety Summit, and help us carry out a review of recent trends, accomplishments, and future projects. Join attendees for the Summit including –

•Transportation City Commissioner Sam Adams
•Portland Police Traffic Division’s Lt Mark Kruger
•Multnomah County Circuit Court Presiding Judge The Honorable Steve Todd
•Trauma Nurses Talk Tough’s Coordinator Joanne Fairchild
•Alliance for Community Traffic Safety Oregon’s Ruth Harshfield
•African-American Health Coalition’s Program Supervisor Keith Dempsey
•Attorney At Law Mark J. Ginsberg

2nd Annual Transportation Safety Summit
Tuesday, June 26th 2007
1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
The Portland Building, 1120 SW Fifth Avenue, 2nd Floor Auditorium

What is the Transportation Safety Summit?

Transportation is a major public safety, health, and livability concern among Portland residents. Commissioner Sam Adams will join dozens of transportation officials, pedestrian and bicycle advocates, community leaders, enforcement officers, school officials, injury prevention experts, neighborhood coalitions, business associations and other elected officials for a facilitated discussion about the state of Portland’s transportation safety.

The Traffic Safety Summit is a fantastic opportunity for participants to learn more about Portland’s efforts to improve traffic safety, and to generate ideas and provide input into traffic safety issues and solutions. The Summit will raise awareness of Portland’s transportation safety issues; generate interest and energy in existing efforts to improve traffic safety; and develop insight into potential solutions that can help improve traffic safety conditions for all modes of transportation.

Portland has seen some encouraging trends in the past ten years regarding a reduction in pedestrian, bicyclist, and motorist crash fatalities and injury rates, as the charts below show. Your attendance at the summit will help us to ensure these encouraging trends continue, and crash rates continue to fall.

Please plan on saving this date – Tuesday June 26th from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. – in order to attend this event at the Portland Building downtown. More information on the Summit, including how to officially register your place, will follow.

Many thanks,
Kirsty Hall, Summit Organizer

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