We all want to make our communities safer, but what can we do? If you live within ten blocks of one of Portland’s ten High Crash Corridors you could participate in the High Crash Corridor Safety Program and help bring some needed resources to your community.
If you participate, you’ll work with a Portland Bureau of Transportation safety specialist to develop a program that best serves your needs. There are several project options to choose from, including:
- Bring transportation safety trainings to interested adults in your neighborhood.
- Host a transportation safety fair.
- Identify potential leaders in your community interested in learning to be a Transportation Safety Trainer, and PBOT will Train-the-Trainers.
- Identify and engage teenagers (ages 13-19) to learn about transportation safety and then develop a single- or multi-media presentation on transportation safety in Portland.
- Work with PBOT staff to engage older adults to participate in a Senior Walking Challenge and/or Ped Pals program to encourage walking as a healthy and active mode of transportation.
- Help PBOT staff develop a survey, and then survey your community members about what transportation safety training and programs they would most like to see implemented in their community and then create a customized program to best serve their needs.
To learn more about this safety program, including how students may be able to earn educational credit for their projects, contact Sharon White at Sharon.firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-823-7100.