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We are  kicking off a series of volunteer orientations in 2015 for anyone interested in getting more involved in pedestrian advocacy and supporting Oregon Walks.


Written by: Oregon Walks Legislative Committee
Members: Scott Kocher, Jesse Cornett, Rod Yoder, Aaron Brown
 
With the legislature in full steam in Salem, we are proud to again be a voice for pedestrians in the legislative process. Like any session, there are bills that have been introduced to increase traffic safety.


Between 2008 and 2012, nine percent of all people killed while walking or biking in the Portland Metro region lost their lives on the Tualatin Valley Highway. Alarmingly, in the last month, three more people have been killed trying to cross TV Highway in Hillsboro. 

Robert Smith was struck on SW Oak in downtown Hillsboro on February 2nd. Three weeks later, Jamey Haines died after being hit on TV Highway near SW Imlay Ave, and then on March 1st, Martin Alan Foutts was hit and killed at the intersection of TV Highway and Cornelius Pass Road.