Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Speaking of Beacons

WTS Portland Presents - HAWKS and Beacons: Pedestrian Safety in Portland
Begins: May 10, 2012, 5:30 PM
Maseeh Engineering Building at 1930 SW 4th Avenue ITS Conference Room, # 315 \
Portland, OR 97201 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

The number of pedestrians killed on Portland streets was 15 in 2010. Mayor Sam Adams reconfirmed his commitment to Vision Zero at the 6th Annual Transportation Safety Summit in March. While the overall safety numbers in Portland have shown a long-term, downward trend, the pedestrian fatalities have remained relatively static. There are a wide variety of treatments that the City is using to make crossings that provide pedestrians safer places to cross. PBOT Signals Division Manager Peter Koonce will describe the use of traffic signals and beacons and the results from studies completed to evaluate the effectiveness of the various treatments. Participants will come away with a greater understanding of why the City is using beacons and the applications where they are being installed. This is a joint WTS-ITE event, member rates apply to a member of either WTS or ITE.

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