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December 4, 2017

Eugene creates plan to make streets safer

  • A report by Toole Design Group of Portland found 70 percent of traffic deaths and serious injuries occur in just a few crash-prone areas.
  • EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Build more sidewalks and crosswalks. Add wider bike lanes that are more protected from cars. Hire more police officers. Install cameras to catch red-light runners and speeders. These are among the things Eugene would need in order to eliminate all deaths and serious injuries on city streets by 2035, according to a draft plan recently presented to municipal officials.

    “If nothing else, our transportation system needs to be safe,” said Rob Inerfeld, the city’s transportation planning manager told the Register-Guard. “We have a lot of people involved from different agencies who are solidly behind making our streets safer.”

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