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KATU:Playing it safe: Dangerous streets around Portland's popular parks

July 22, 2014 | PORTLAND, Ore. -- At Lents Park in Southeast Portland, Zachary, 7, and his buddy Jaden, 6, don't have a care in the world. Together they laugh and play and chase each other all over the playground.
But Zachary's mom, Mary Mannen, is very concerned about their safety.
"Cars don't watch at all," she explained.
Lents Park is bordered on three sides by busy streets, including Southeast 88th Avenue, Holgate Boulevard and 92nd Avenue.
"As summer goes on, it seems the hotter the days, the worse the traffic is just because of everybody trying to go and do things and they're not paying attention to the all the kids that are running out here," Mannen said.
Near Dickinson Park in Southwest Portland, Tony Hansen worries about speeding drivers too, especially since the main drag through the neighborhood, Southeast 55th Avenue, lacks sidewalks. READ FULL ARTICLE