Ride of Silence Recap

On July 23rd, 2019, dozens of cyclists participated in a Ride of Silence honoring Lance T. Hart.  Hart was struck and killed by a motorist while cycling on June 23rd, 2019 in Brentwood-Darlington, Portland, Oregon. To support Hart’s expenses, visit: bit.ly/lancehart

Neighbors gather at Flavel Park and listen to speakers prior to the Ride of Silence honoring Lance T. Hart. Photo Credit: Brentwood-Darlington Neighborhood Association

Cyclists placed bouquets on a ghost bike memorial for Hart at the intersection of SE 78th Ave and SE Flavel Street.

Prior to the ride there were several speakers, including Tom Meyers, Hart’s roommate, and Darla Sturdy of Families for Safe Streets, as well as representatives from Brentwood-Darlington Neighborhood Association, SouthEast in Active Motion, and BikeLoudPDX.

One of many signs decorating bikes at the Ride of Silence honoring Lance T. Hart. Photo Credit: SEAMPDX.org

The Ride, hosted by BikeLoudPDX, Brentwood-Darlington Neighborhood Association, and SouthEast in Active Motion, began at Flavel Park and ended at the Brentwood-Darlington Community Center.

Neighbors gather at the Brentwood-Darlington Community Center after the Ride of Silence honoring Lance T. Hart. Photo Credit: Brentwood-Darlington Neighborhood Association

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New Speed Limits on SE 72nd and SE 45th/46th

Portland Bureau of Transportation has updated speed limits on the following streets in Brentwood-Darlington:

  • SE 72nd Avenue: The new speed limit is 25 mph from SE Harold Street to SE Clatsop Street
  • SE 45th/46th Avenue: The new speed limit is 25 mph from SE Harney Drive to SE Martins Street

The reduced speed limit supports the City of Portland’s Vision Zero goal to eliminate traffic deaths and serious injuries by 2025. 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.