Through the Vision Zero program, the City of Portland and partners are working to eliminate deaths and serious injuries on our streets by 2025.
The Vision Zero Task Force has overseen the creation of a draft Vision Zero Action Plan with specific steps to make streets safe. Kari Schlosshauer, the regional policy manager in the Pacific Northwest, together with numerous community groups, have called for Vision Zero policy for our city; for the past year she has helped create the Vision Zero Action Plan, ensuring it would tackle the biggest and smallest risks, be community based and data driven, and that would work to fix rather than exacerbate inequities for Portlanders.
3 p.m. on Wednesday, October 12 – City Council Hearing on Vision Zero Action Plan
Portland City Council will discuss and vote for adoption of the 5-year action plan developed by community organizations, partner agencies, and the Portland Bureau of Transportation.
Walktober with us to the hearing from the Eastbank Esplanade (Vera Katz Statue) to City Hall for the hearing. Meet at 2:00pm for the walk – we will arrive 15 minutes early to sign up to testify. Help us pack the house in support of safe streets for all Portlanders and zero traffic deaths and injuries on our streets.
Read Kari’s prepared testimony here.