Rep. Shemia Fagan Secures $1.9 Million for East Portland Crosswalks

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Rep. Shemia Fagan (D-East Portland) keeps finding money to help people walk safely at the eastern edge of the city.Fagan and Rep. Jessica Vega Pederson (D-East Portland) announced this morning they have secured $1.9 million in state funding to install flashing beacons at 18 crosswalks. They urged Portland City Council to contribute its own funding.“We continue to witness tragedy after tragedy on ...   More
 
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 AARON MESH

Hales Says New Taxes for Walking Safety Could Be on November Ballot

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Mayor Charlie Hales has responded to calls for increased walking safety in East Portland by saying he’s focused on finding new taxes and fees to fund streets and sidewalks. His office says a new fee plan, pushed by Hales and City Commissioner Steve Novick, could be on the November ballot. “That’s likely to go to voters this year,” says Hales spokesman Dana Haynes. “And that’s a real, long-term ...   More
 
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 AARON MESH

Dr. Know: Mixed-Up Signals

Why don't Portland's stoplight countdown displays sync with the yellow light?


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Portland has been installing countdown displays at stoplights. But sometimes when they count down, nothing happens—the light remains green. Why can’t they sync with the yellow light, like th   More
 
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 MARTY SMITH

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