Vision Zero Program Embraced In Bike-Friendly Portland

Vision Zero Portland
A cyclist bikes alongside Lake Michigan in June 2017. G-Jun Yam/AP / Associated Press
Vision Zero Portland
A cyclist bikes alongside Lake Michigan in June 2017. G-Jun Yam/AP / Associated Press

Vision Zero Program Embraced In Bike-Friendly Portland

Every Monday this summer, Morning Shift is examining the issue of traffic deaths and what cities around the country are trying to do to stop them.

This week, we take a look at Portland, Ore. where the traffic fatality rate is among the lowest of the 50 biggest American cities.

Like Chicago, Portland is taking part in Vision Zero, a program aimed at boosting transportation safety for drivers, cyclists and pedestrians and eliminating traffic deaths altogether.

GUEST:Andrew Theen, transportation reporter at TheOregonian

LEARN MORE: Portland hopes ‘smart’ sensors will help transportation officials make safer streets (The Oregonian 6/18/18)

‘Time to slow down’: Portland to blanket city with Vision Zero ad campaign (The Oregonian 4/2/18)