2019’s fatality count now matches 2018’s, even by the most conservative standards. And it’s only August.
The most recent crash occurred Monday morning along SE Division, one of the deadliest streets for traffic in the city.
The City Council member came under fire in June for suggesting that distracted pedestrians were to blame for traffic incidents. She apologized in a string of tweets Tuesday, but reiterated she didn’t want policies that might “further criminaliz[e] and punish” people of color.
I see drivers idling while using their phones, waiting for a bridge lift, etc.—even in nice weather. I would think that it would be more environmentally friendly to turn off your engine.
A biker was killed on Sunday after being hit by a sedan at the intersection of Southeast Flavel Street and Southeast 79th Avenue. The fatal crash marks the 27th traffic-related death in Portland this year.
The transportation package regional government Metro plans to go to voters with in 2020 could propose putting 50 percent of funds to car infrastructure.
New data show the city is becoming a hub of “super commuters”—people who spend more than 90 minutes one way getting to work. Also, record numbers of Portlanders are opting to work from home.