|The intersection of SE 46th
and Belmont has troubled the elderly (and not so elderly) who use the SE
Intercultural Center located on the south side of this T-intersection.
For years, many motorists have flouted the law that gives the right of
way to pedestrians even when no crosswalk is painted--at an intersection,
the paint is implied. Elders in Action, the Willamette Pedestrian
Coalition, and Southeast District Senior Advisory Council/Portland Impact
have sought help from the city, and the city responded through Portland
Office of Transportation and the Police Bureau. Large, clear, bright
warning signs were set up on both approaches to the intersection, and a
trained careful crosser made sure that only the flagrant flouters would
see the flashing red and blue lights in their rearview mirrors.
"It's about raising driver awareness of pedestrian vulnerability," says Portland City Traffic Engineer Rob Burchfield. Half of all vehicle-pedestrian crashes occur at an intersection or cross walk. Burchfield says there are numerous intersections throughout the city that are not marked as pedestrian crossings but are still important crossings for pedestrians and have high use. Says Burchfield, "It is important for motorists to stop when they see a pedestrian in any of these unmarked crossings as well as the marked ones.
The above pictures are frames from a videotape
project for the Block Captain Steering Committee.
Prevention/Public Safety Problem-solving Committee
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
7688 SW Capitol Highway
in the Hamilton Room of the Senior Center
the most important thing to keep in mind is that meth makers are just following
recipes. They don't understand the chemistry, and they
are using large quantities of some very dangerous materials: perhaps phosphorus,
and perhaps ether or other volatile flamables.
Look for evidence of large quantities of, especially cold remedies: Sudafed is a starting material. The phosphorus may come from huge quantities of match heads. Iodine might be concentrated from many bottles of the tincture. Odd chemical odors could be a giveaway.
|We will have a special guest speaker on the problem of methamphetamine
and meth labs. Sgt. Eric Schober will speak for the first hour of the meeting.
Everyone, not just committee members, is welcome and encouraged to attend!
Methamphetamine is a problem in Southwest Portland, and contributes to
other crime problems here as well.
SW Crime Prevention Program Coordinator
Identity theft is a rapidly-growing crime all over Portland.
Victims of identity theft may spend months or even years clearing their name and credit rating. Prevention is the key.
Come find out how to protect yourself!
Presenter: Preston Wong, City of Portland crime prevention program coordinator and retired Portland Police officer
To a packed house:
Wednesday, April 28, 2004
Portland Fire Station 12
8645 NE Sandy
Bus line: 12 Sandy Blvd
on Sunday, May 30th
August 11, 2002