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World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims

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Dear parents, caregivers and community,

Thank you for celebrating Ruby Bridges Walk to School Day with us this month. If you have photos you'd like to share, please email them to us at or tag us on social media: @PBOT Safe Routes to School on Facebook and @saferoutespdx on Instagram. 

This weekend, we invite you to commemorate World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims with us on Sunday, November 20. We've shared some information below on this important day.

With gratitude,
Safe Routes to School Team | Dana, Janis, Abra, Lale, Xao, Meaghan & Brittany

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In this email:

  • World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims
  • Safe Routes to School welcomes Brittany Quale
  • Job postings

Image of people lighting candles at a vigil with text that reads "World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victim. Sunday, November 20, 1-3 p.m., SE 122nd & Powell Blvd. Wear yellow and register online: #WDoR2022 #SafeStreetsSaveLives.

World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims

Each year, the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims honors those who have been killed and injured on roads around the globe – 1.35 million people each year worldwide.

On Sunday, November 20th at 1 pm at SE 122nd & Powell Blvd, Families for Safe Streets of Oregon and SW Washington is joining with crash victims, street safety organizations, community members, faith leaders, elected officials, and dignitaries from across the country and globe to remember, support, and act for change to address the heartbreaking cost of traffic crashes.

The commemoration will begin with a gathering to remember those lost and support community members affected by traffic violence followed by remarks from leaders offering solutions to the epidemic of traffic violence in our streets. An optional walk will start at 1:30 p.m. Wear yellow and register at

Portland’s Vision Zero program is committed to specific, measurable actions to move toward zero traffic deaths and serious injuries on Portland streets. No person should die or be incapacitated in the everyday act of moving about. But each year dozens of Portlanders lose their lives doing just that. Learn more about Portland's Vision Zero commitments and how we are making streets safe through Vision Zero here.

Safe Routes to School welcomes Brittany Quale

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Brittany Quale (she/her) is joining PBOT's Safe Routes to School team as the new Communications Coordinator. Brittany has a background in design, communications, engagement, and urban planning. She is most excited about projects that involve community; in the past this has meant developing a participatory design model for community gardeners in NYC and creating a plan for the graffiti and street art community in Portland. Brittany is a firm believer that there are always creative solutions to even the most complicated challenges; it just takes a little teamwork and imagination, a critical eye, and some kindness. She is looking forward to bringing that energy to the Safe Routes to School team.

Job postings

PBOT is recruiting for multiple positions:

1. Vision Zero Program Specialist: Vision Zero Program Specialist will coordinate Portland’s speed management work in the Active Transportation and Safety Division at the Portland Bureau of Transportation. The position will apply national best practices to achieve safe travel speeds, a critical element to advance Portland’s Vision Zero commitment to eliminate traffic deaths and serious injuries. The ideal candidate will understand that achieving safe speeds on Portland streets is key to traffic safety, have a solid grasp of traffic safety design practices, be detail-oriented, and coordinate well with others. Closes 11/28/2022. Job posting here

2. SmartPark Public OutreachCoordinator: As a member of the Parking Operations Division this position supports the SmartPark Program by coordinating the SmartPark Validation Program, providing public outreach, marketing, and administrative support; acting as the SmartPark liaison to the Downtown Business Community, providing Portland Downtown Heliport Program support, and providing other duties as assigned. Closes 11/28/2022. Job posting here

3. CAD Technician II: The CAD Technician II classification is utilized within multiple bureaus within the City of Portland. These positions perform advanced specialized computer aided drafting assignments to create and modify complex facilities maps and drawings; coordinate large, multiple and/or complex CAD projects; perform quality assurance/peer reviews of maps and drawings prepared by other staff; and perform related duties as assigned. CAD Technicians II utilize available records, survey data and engineering notes to prepare plans, profiles, details, cross sections, and as-builts for construction projects. Closes 12/05/2022. Job posting here