County invites public comment on ways to improve traffic safety

Ellen Rogalin, Clackamas County Department of Transportation & Development, 503-742-4274

Media and Interested Parties

Clackamas County is proposing to set an ambitious goal, one that can only be reached with the support of every driver in the county – to have zero fatalities and serious injuries from traffic crashes on roads in the county by 2035.

The “Drive to Zero” goal is the focus of a year-long effort to update the county’s Transportation Safety Action Plan. A crucial part of the process is sharing information with and gathering ideas from community members on the causes of crashes and what everyone can do to help prevent them.

An online Drive to Zero open house will be available from Sept. 7-30 to provide data and solicit input on a variety of topics related to traffic safety, including:

  • The problem (183 people were killed in traffic crashes on roads in Clackamas County from 2009 to 2015)
  • What individuals and the county can do to reduce traffic crashes
  • The causes of traffic crashes (93% of crashes involve driver error)
  • What we can do together to make our roads safer for all travelers 

Transportation safety depends on everyone who drives, walks, bikes or rides in a car, bus or truck. All interested people are encouraged to take a few minutes to go through the open house and answer a few questions to help ensure safe travels for everyone in Clackamas County.  

To access the virtual open house or more information about driving safety, go to the Clackamas County Drive to Zero Traffic Safety Program website. Responses will be compiled to help craft the final report and recommendations.

For more information, please contact Rob Sadowsky, Department of Transportation and Development, at rsadowsky@clackmaas.us or 503-679-7375.