Public Meetings to Discuss “Respectful Traveling” on Williams

From PBoT:

Dear North Williams Community Members,

This summer, the City of Portland will run a special educational campaign to encourage safe and respectful traveling on North Williams.

While discussions about changes to the roadway continue as part of the North Williams Traffic Safety Project, we have heard loud and clear from the community that how people interact with one another while traveling up North Williams is just as important as engineering, and that conditions on the street feel dangerous today and should be addressed as soon as possible.

Please come to a special brainstorming meeting to answer these questions:

1. What actions do people take when traveling on North Williams that seem unsafe or disrespectful to you?
2. What can people do when driving, biking and walking on North Williams to show their concern and respect for one another?
3. What is the most effective way to ask people to change their behavior during this summer campaign?

The two meetings (you could attend either) will be:

Wednesday, July 20th
Wednesday, July 27th
7:00-8:30 pm
Legacy Emanuel Hospital, Room 1077
Light snacks provided

We hope you will come to one of these meetings if you are able.


Michelle Poyourow
Public Involvement

Ellen Vanderslice
Project Manager
Portland Bureau of Transportation

PS – The City is also running a broader StreetSmart safety campaign this summer, across the city, focusing on illegal cell phone use, red light running and speeding. Learn more at