09-26-06, 12:07 AM
There will be a community discussion about ideas for traffic safety this Wednesday, September 27th, from 7:30pm-9:00pm in the Community Room at People's Co-op, 3029 SE 21st Ave. at SE Tibbetts. What originally inspired this meeting were messages on the Traffic Safety listserv (https://lists.riseup.net/www/info/trafficsafety) regarding the deaths of area cyclists this summer and discussion about some effort to get a vehicular homicide law passed for Oregon. Now that it seems PDOT, at the behest of the Portland Police, will be heavily lobbying for this (http://bikeportland.org/2006/09/19/pdot-advocates-work-towards-tougher-laws/) in the coming legislative session. From what I understand, this means it is likely to happen, so the focus of this meeting will probably end up broader, so please bring your ideas to promote traffic safety. I realize that this is going to conflict with the cyclocross clinic at Alpenrose, but it's not easy to get space in the People's Community Room. Hope to see you there!