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1120 SW Fifth Ave, Suite 800, Portland, OR 97204

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Letter from the Commissioner

Dear Friends,

One death on Portland’s streets is one too many. Portland families deserve safe streets on which to walk, bike, operate mobility devices, access transit, and drive. Since 2010, serious traffic-related injuries have increased in Portland, with almost half of all fatalities involving people who walk or bike. This is unacceptable, and most importantly, preventable.

With the Vision Zero Action Plan, the Portland Bureau of Transportation has set a goal of eliminating all traffic deaths and serious injuries by 2025. Vision Zero is an international movement, designed to improve the safety and well-being of our communities. Other cities across the nation have implemented their own Vision Zero Action Plans and have seen a reduction in traffic deaths. Based on their success, we know there are measures we can take to reduce and eliminate the serious injuries and deaths that occur on our streets.

Through better street design, education, and public involvement, we will make Portland more accessible and safe for everyone. Together we will save lives and ensure the well-being of future generations.

Commissioner Steve Novick
City of Portland, Oregon

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