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Metro staff have released an in-depth report on road safety in the Portland metro region.
Heralded by local leaders and ODOT, the report made six key findings:
If you are walking and biking, a couple messages are clear: choose low traffic local street alternatives over busier streets and be lit and visible, especially if you're traveling at night.
The report also found transit to be the safest mode for traveling within the region. There were zero passenger deaths during the 2007-09 study period and the death rate per 100 million motor vehicle miles motor was nearly double that of transit.
Read the full report (23 megabytes) here: