Organized by: Kari Schlosshauer
We are a rapidly growing volunteer coalition representing many neighbors, businesses, and families across Portland who plan and advocate to maintain and grow our neighborhood greenways for safe, equitable, and comfortable streets connecting us to the places we want to go.
The Clinton Street Neighborhood Greenway, Portland’s original neighborhood greenway, is turning 30 this year, having been established in 1985 as a safe, comfortable route through the Hosford-Abernethy and Richmond Neighborhoods. Despite this long history of being a quiet neighborhood street, comfortable for walking and biking, many people currently attempt to use Clinton Street as a high-speed shortcut during rush hour, and daily traffic volume is 2-3x higher than the goal the City of Portland has set (of no more than 1,000 vehicles per day).
Through fun rides, educational signage, and SaferClinton is working with businesses, neighbors, and the people who take more than 3,000 bicycle trips each day on this street, and promote awareness of the need to protect the legacy of Clinton Neighborhood Greenway through increased traffic calming and education. Everybody wants Clinton Neighborhood Greenway to be a safe street with low volumes of auto traffic and low speeds where neighbors, bicycles & pedestrians are given priority -- we're here to make sure the City of Portland knows we won't stop until our neighborhood greenways are truly safe places for kids and families, neighbors and local business.