Regional transportation safety forums are hosted by Metro in collaboration with agency and community partners. Forums take place once or twice a year and focus on strategies for improving transportation safety and equity throughout greater Portland. Forums provide an opportunity for practitioners in transportation safety to learn from one another and hear about emerging best practices. Recordings and presentation materials from the most recent forums are provided below.
The Safe System Approach: What is it and why is it getting so much attention?
A March 28, 2022 webinar training for regional partners was provided by the Federal Highway Administration’s Resource Center, presented by Mark Doctor, P.E., Senior Safety and Design Engineer. In the presentation Mark describes the six foundational principles of the Safe System approach, the five elements of the system that must work together to achieve the vision of zero roadway deaths, and the important distinctions that make a Safe System approach different from traditional approaches to road safety. The webinar also highlights examples specific to the Safe Roads and Safe Speeds elements of the Safe System approach.
Regional Transportation Safety Forum: Envisioning safety, health and justice
Traffic deaths and serious injuries are increasing and Black, Indigenous, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, Latinx and Asian people are disproportionately impacted, especially while walking. At the same time these populations also experience more harassment and violence when using the transportation system. At the safety forum local, regional, state, federal and community partners gathered to explore the challenges facing our region and move towards better solutions.