Much thanks to Chris Young, from Neighborhood Notes, who published an article addressing pedestrian safety on Portland’s more unsafe roadways, while also listing a comprehensive “how to” guide on making changes at the community level.
While we’ve waited for the city to make the necessary safety improvements on Foster, and have seen people’s lives taken in the meantime, Young lists ways that concerned citizens can make changes without relying on the city. Although the facelift we’re all waiting for on Foster, as well as numerous other streets in Portland, will cost millions, there are resources available to community members who’ve grown tired of relying on the city to bring all needed improvements. There is no doubt we will need the city to step up and follow through with their promises, but in the meantime, we, too, can effect change on Foster, as well as Portland’s other dangerous thoroughfares. In his article, linked here, Young directs the reader to the various resources available to make such impacts. Please check it out and let it be inspiration to get more involved with the Foster Streetscape Plan.