A press event coming up from our friends at the Willamette Pedestrian Coalition:
Getting Around on Foot:
New Report on Pedestrian Safety Needs and Call to Action for Better Walking Conditions Regionally
The Willamette Pedestrian Coalition (WPC) will soon release its Getting Around on Foot Action Plan, a study and report which identifies pedestrian needs and priorities for making walking conditions safer and more convenient throughout the Portland metropolitan region. Getting Around on Foot Action Plan draws on survey responses from residents and neighborhoods region-wide, interviews with regional planners, reviews of cities and counties’ current transportation plans, and case studies of eight different local walking environments. The Action Plan includes twelve Key Findings of needs and describes ten Actions that the WPC calls on local decision-makers and planners to take in order to improve walking conditions for everyone.
The sheer number of serious collisions between people driving and walking demonstrates that our traffic system and culture need to profoundly change. Our region continues to grapple with broad-spectrum road safety issues. We need to invest in developing a network of streets that allow people to walk where they want to go safely and conveniently.
- Jonathan Nicholas, Chair, Metro Executive Council for Active Transportation
- Neil McFarlane, General Manager, TriMet
- Andrew Singelakis, Director, Washington County Land Use and Transportation
Thursday, 18 November 2010
SW Watson and SW Broadway, Beaverton, Pocket park