In 2012, 700 pedestrians in Oregon were hospitalized and 60 were killed in traffic crashes. Lack of safety – both real and perceived – is consistently cited by the public as one of the biggest concerns that keeps them from walking more in local communities.
Decreasing pedestrian injuries and fatalities in a community requires strong partnerships between a variety of agencies to develop and implement effective strategies at multiple levels. The purpose of the Pedestrian Safety Action Plan Implementation Grants is to enhance community-wide pedestrian safety efforts by strengthening partnerships between partners that have a stake in pedestrian safety, as well as to increase the capacity of local organizations to implement pedestrian safety initiatives.
Learn more and download the application here.
The deadline for applications has been extended to July 28th.