New Speed Limit on SE Duke Street

From Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT):

Today the Portland Bureau of Transportation is updating the speed limit on a portion of SE Duke Street. The new speed limit is 25 mph from SE 52nd to 82nd avenues.

The reduced speed limit supports the City of Portland’s Vision Zero goal to eliminate traffic deaths and serious injuries. Speed is a factor in nearly half of deadly crashes that occur in Portland. Lower speeds result in fewer crashes. When crashes occur, lower speeds make it more likely that people will survive (see image below). You can learn more about the City of Portland’s Vision Zero work at http://visionzeroportland.com.

If you have questions or concerns about the new speed limit, please email Matt Kelly or call him at 503-823-5831.

Crime Prevention Resources from ONI

We were joined at our June meeting by Marianna Lomanto of the Office of Neighborhood Involvement.  Marianna discussed a variety of topics, including crime prevention, emergency preparedness, and block parties in conjunction with National Night Out.  Here are links to some great resources available from the Office of Neighborhood Involvement.

Interested in throwing a block party for National Night Out?  It’s easy!  Just visit ONI’s National Night Out page for details on how to get started.  Got a question that wasn’t answered on their site?  Email them directly!

Crime Prevention Resources:
· Crime prevention techniques (also available in Spanish, Russian, and Vietnamese)
· How to Start a Neighborhood Watch
· How to Start a Community Foot Patrol
· Accessing Crime Prevention Services in Spanish

Additionally, Portland Police Bureau has a tool that allows residents to review reported crimes by neighborhood and citywide. You can access the site here.   Did you know, you can file a police report with PPB for a crime that has already occurred and there’s no suspect information?  Just call the Non-Emergency number at 503-823-3333. You can also report certain crimes that meet the criteria for online reporting here.