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Published on August 2, 2008

Author: TCC08

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Mobility and Ability: Making Transportation Accessible to Everyone
* Improving Healthy Senior Transportation Options - Kirsty Hall, Portland Department of Transportation

Portland Safe Routes To Senior Centers presented by: Sharon White, Portland Office of Transportation

COMMUNITY AND SCHOOL TRAFFIC SAFETY PARTNERSHIP CSTSP Community-based, coalition-led effort to improve Portland's traffic safety Calls for targeted traffic safety investments in three major program areas 1) reducing driver error 2) improving pedestrian and bicycle safety 3) enhancing safety around schools Employs engineering, education, and enforcement-based strategies in multiple programs including Safe Routes to Senior Centers

CSTSP

Community-based, coalition-led effort to

improve Portland's traffic safety

Calls for targeted traffic safety investments in three major program areas

1) reducing driver error

2) improving pedestrian and bicycle

safety

3) enhancing safety around schools

Employs engineering, education, and

enforcement-based strategies in multiple

programs including Safe Routes to Senior

Centers

SAFE ROUTES TO SENIOR CENTERS Overview Funding ODOT and NHTSA Safe Community Grant and CSTSP pool of funds from increased traffic fines Time Frame Launched in Spring 2005, continued in 2006, and modified in 2007 and 2008 Focus Area Senior Centers and Community Centers serving seniors in Portland Goals 1. Increase pedestrian access to Senior Centers and Community Centers 2. Encourage seniors to increase walking 3. Reduce and prevent pedestrian injuries and fatalities near Senior Centers

Funding

ODOT and NHTSA Safe Community

Grant and CSTSP pool of funds from

increased traffic fines

Time Frame

Launched in Spring 2005, continued in

2006, and modified in 2007 and 2008

Focus Area

Senior Centers and Community Centers

serving seniors in Portland

Goals

1. Increase pedestrian access to Senior

Centers and Community Centers

2. Encourage seniors to increase walking

3. Reduce and prevent pedestrian injuries

and fatalities near Senior Centers

SAFE ROUTES TO SENIOR CENTERS Years 2005 and 2006 Program Format in 4 Steps: Discuss significant transportation issues, identify barriers, develop “wish list”, suggest ½ mile and 1 mile walking loops Develop DRAFT site map outlining existing conditions, proposed changes, recommended safe routes, suggested walking loops, and significant points of interest Review DRAFT map, provide Pedestrian Crosswalk Safety and TriMet “Ride Wise” presentations, launch Senior Walking Challenge Deliver final Safe Routes to Senior Center maps

Program Format in 4 Steps:

Discuss significant transportation issues, identify barriers, develop “wish list”, suggest ½ mile and 1 mile walking loops

Develop DRAFT site map outlining existing conditions, proposed changes, recommended safe routes, suggested walking loops, and significant points of interest

Review DRAFT map, provide Pedestrian Crosswalk Safety and TriMet “Ride Wise” presentations, launch Senior Walking Challenge

Deliver final Safe Routes to Senior Center maps

SAFE ROUTES TO SENIOR CENTERS Years 2005 and 2006 Obstacles Varying abilities of participants Volunteers Language Physical Constraints Outcomes $35,600+ in engineering improvements 16 pedestrian safety education trainings 1 enforcement action 20 individuals participated in the 2005 Senior Walking Challenge 58 individuals participated in the 2006 Senior Walking Challenge Approx. 80 people participated in the 2007 Senior Walking Challenge

Obstacles

Varying abilities of participants

Volunteers

Language

Physical Constraints

Outcomes

$35,600+ in engineering improvements

16 pedestrian safety education trainings

1 enforcement action

20 individuals participated in the 2005 Senior Walking Challenge

58 individuals participated in the 2006 Senior Walking Challenge

Approx. 80 people participated in the 2007 Senior Walking Challenge

SENIOR WALKING CHALLENGE Years 2007 and 2008 Program Modifications 82 ND Ave. of Roses High Crash Corridor Safety Project Social marketing

Program Modifications

82 ND Ave. of Roses High Crash

Corridor Safety Project

Social marketing

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