Your Voice Counts
Support Statewide Vision Zero Bill
Join us this Wednesday, February 15th as we head to Salem in support of Vision Zero.
Image courtesy of the City of Portland
Almost 500 people died on Oregon's roadways in 2016, making it the deadliest year in more than a decade. We can do better.
At The Street Trust (formerly the Bicycle Transportation Alliance), we believe that no one should have to fear for their safety in trying to get where they need to go. No family should have to lose precious loved ones to traffic crashes—crashes for which we have long had the tools to prevent. One of our key priorities this legislative session is to pass a Vision Zero bill that will put Oregon on the path to eliminating deaths and serious injuries on our roadways.
Thanks to the leadership of Representative Rob Nosse, HB 2667—a bill to establish a statewide Vision Zero Task Force—will receive its first legislative hearing on Wednesday, February 15th, at the House Committee on Transportation Policy. The Street Trust—along with partners like Oregon Walks and Oregon and SW Washington Families for Safe Streets—helped craft the bill; and on Wednesday morning, we will be in Salem to advocate for its passage. Transforming our state's approach to keeping people safe on our streets will require broad collaboration across agency and community lines.
Three ways you can take action NOW to save lives on Oregon's roadways:
Join us in support of these crucial next steps in passing a Vision Zero bill to eliminate all serious injuries and fatalities on our roads.
- Show up. Join us in Salem, on Wednesday, February 15th at 8:00 a.m., at the hearing; testify in support of HB 2667, in support of Vision Zero. (Let us know you're coming)!
- Show support. Contact members of the House Transportation Committee to express your support for Vision Zero.
- Say, "thanks!" Thank Representative Nosse for his leadership, taking big steps toward saving lives on our streets.
Thank you for taking action for safer streets!
Gerik Kransky, Policy Director
The Street Trust