Make Outer Stark Safe for Everyone

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We, the undersigned residents, employees, students, parents, visitors and friends of the community along Outer SE Stark St,  stand with Oregon Walks and The Rosewood Initiative in their efforts to make Stark a safe community street for everyone.

We don’t need to see stories in the media to know how dangerous Outer Stark St is.  We see it every day as cars and trucks speed and drive recklessly through our community.  We experience it when we feel the loss of a community member who is no longer with us because of fatal traffic crashes.

Since November 2016, five people have died between SE 122nd and SE 162nd Aves according to Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT)’s Vision Zero map. Therefore we urge Portland City Council and PBOT to take the following actions immediately:

  • City Council must pass an emergency ordinance reducing the speed limit from 35 mph to 30 mph along Outer Stark St
  • Work with Oregon Walks, The Rosewood Initiative, and other community organizations to develop a comprehensive safety corridor along Outer Stark St
  • Include community organizations and members at the beginning of the planning process.
  • City Council must fully fund the safety corridor as designed and agreed upon by PBOT, AND community organizations/members.

In addition to signing the Make Stark St Safe for Everyone petition, go to the City Council Web Page for contact information for all five Council Members or call General Information: 503-823-4000 and ask to be connected to Mayor Wheeler and each Commissioner's office.