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Pedestrian Safety

Program Manager

Julie Yip 
Phone: 503 986-4196
FAX:  503 986-3143
ODOT - Transportation Safety Division - MS 3
4040 Fairview Industrial Drive SE
Salem, OR 97302-1142

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Program Introduction

The Pedestrian Safety Program mission is to reduce pedestrian injuries and fatalities and to facilitate walking to improve health and fitness.
The Oregon Transportation Safety Division's Pedestrian Safety Program consists of 1/3 staff person’s time and a variable federally supported budget of approximately $135,000 annually. 
Program tools are education, enforcement, public information and collaboration with engineering & design.
Program success is heavily dependent on extensive collegial relationships within the department and solid partnerships with other governmental agencies, citizens, advocacy groups, non-profits, health care organizations, media, engineering and research specialists. 

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Radio PSA

"Simple Steps"  This 30 second radio PSA encourages all, pedestrian and drivers alike, to practice courtesy and safety to avoid tragic consequences. The PSA is eligible for public use. It's a 2 MB mp3 file, and may be copied and used until December 2016. 
Educational Videos 
Barbur Blvd. RFB Crossing - This video was created by Oregon DOT Region 1 to illustrate pedestrian and driver responses in pedestrian crosswalks featuring Rapid Flashing Beacon (RFB) devices.

Springfield RFB Video -
Oregon law requires motorists to stop for pedestrians in the crosswalk. The City of Springfield's video shows how activation of the Rapid Flashing Beacon alerts drivers to stop for pedestrians in the crosswalk and makes the crossing safer for both pedestrians and drivers.  

Beacon Buddies Get a Brake - Funded by Oregon DOT, Oregon Safe Routes to School and the U.S. DOT, this video demonstrates how rapid flashing beacons work at a crosswalk. Designed and produced by Animated Traffic Law Center in Eugene, the short video explains the RFB device to both children and adults.

Simple Steps - This TV PSA encourages all, pedestrians and drivers alike, to practice courtesy and safety to avoid tragic consequences.  The PSA is eligible for public use.  It's a 4 MB wmv file and may be copied and used until October 30, 2015.

Don’t Walk Distracted media campaign from Safe Kids USA. Please share, especially with students. 
We should all be concerned about distracted walking.

Social Media

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On the Web

A Resident's Guide for Creating Safer Communities for Walking and Biking
Includes information, ideas, and resources to help residents learn about issues that affect walking and biking conditions; find ways to address or prevent these problems; and promote pedestrian and bicyclist safety. The Guide provides examples from other communities working to improve pedestrian and bicyclist safety and also contains fact sheets, worksheets, and sample materials that can be distributed or adapted to meet the needs of a community. References to other resources and materials are also provided.
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Oregonians Crossing Campaign

The Oregonian Crossing campaign aims to increase awareness of Oregon traffic laws, promote safe and responsible travel behavior, and ultimately reduce the number of people hit or killed by vehicles in our state. The resources on the website can encourage agencies, organizations and the general public to use their connections to help spread the word about the campaign’s message that every intersection is a crosswalk.
An example of an agency utilizing the Oregonian Crossing campaign is TriMet’s seasonal “Be Seen, Be Safe” campaign. From mid-November through March 2016, TriMet plans to carry the graphic on 15 shelters, more than 20 benches, and the backsides of their buses.
To learn more about Oregon Crosswalk Laws and Oregon State Statutes scroll up to the ‘Brochures and Publications’ section.

For more information, contact Kristie Gladhill at (503) 731-8477

Below is a sampling of print media that is available for download: 
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Bumper Sticker

Lawn Sign

Two-sided Postcard - pdf
Print Version Postcard - pdf
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