It’s Getting Safer Out There

As we approach the Independence Day holiday, it’s a good time to talk about safety. I had the opportunity to participate in the 2nd Annual PDOT Safety Summit earlier this week. It’s a great event where citizens can interact with PDOT staff and other agencies to brainstorm how to make life safer out on the streets.

But today I want to celebrate our successes in this area. Here are a few slides from the opening presentation demonstrating that it is in fact getting safer out there.

I’d particularly like to point out that on a trip-by-trip basis, it’s safer to walk or bike than drive! I know someone will point that it’s probably not so on a mile-by-mile basis, but hey, that’s just one more reason to organize your life so you can take shorter and less auto-dependent trips for your daily needs.

Enjoy the 4th and be safe.

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3 responses to “It’s Getting Safer Out There”

  1. Chris,

    I don’t mind a graphic or two on the main page, but your last couple of articles have been fairly graphic intense, would you mind putting most of your graphics “below the fold” in news stories?



  2. Going from “68.9 million trips per DAY to 95.9 million trips per YEAR” would NOT reflect a 39% increase in transit ridership. That would, in fact, suggest a precipitous ridership decrease of staggering proportions…

    Just wanted to let you know some people actually read this stuff…even at 3am :-)

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