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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)