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Agree wholeheartedly with Steve. Of course everyone should take personal responsibility to ensure the safekeeping of themselves and others. However, when discussing how to provide the safest environment for everyone, we need to focus on actions that can have the greatest effect (the built environment) and actions that pose the greatest threat to others (inattentive driving and driving at unsafe speeds).
Visibility is a huge concern, be it from poor lighting, obstructed or bad sightlines, excessive speed, lack of personal lighting, or inattentiveness. Enforcement, engineering, and education are all tools that must be employed.
The Willamette Pedestrian Coalition appreciates a focus on pedestrian safety at this crucial time and hopes that a future Think Out Loud discussion will focus on our streetscape.
Director, Willamette Pedestrian Coalition
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