Support a Slower, Safer Montavilla
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According to the World Resources Institute, traffic crashes kill 1.25 million people every year and cause permanent disability to millions more. Speed is frequently a factor.
Cars consistently speed through the core of the Montavilla Business District (SE Stark, from 82nd to 76th Avenues). People who live and work in the area complain about speeding and unsafe intersections. In July 2017, a woman died after a hit-and-run crash. Speeding through the Montavilla core is a problem. That's why I support reducing the speed limit to 20 mph through the core of Montavilla, where the current speed limit is 30 mph.
There are several benefits to reducing speed limits, including: saving lives, increased safety, improved walkability, healthier communities, and boosting the local economy. Additionally, reducing speed limits advances the City of Portland’s Vision Zero goal of eliminating all traffic deaths and serious injuries by 2025.
I urge you to join me in petitioning the Portland Bureau of Transportation to reduce the speed limit in the core of Montavilla's business district.
Please note: your answers will be included in a petition letter being sent to Leah Treat (Director of PBOT) and Dan Saltzman (Commissioner in charge of Transportation).
For more information, please contact Kate Walker: firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-867-6642.
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