9.20.2016

Vigil for Safe Streets and Community Member Stanley Grochowski

September 29, we hosted a Vigil at the crosswalk at Greeley and Bryant for Stanley Grochowski who was hit and killed by a hit & run driver on September 29, 2016. Stanley's family was joined by a group of community members holding signs asking people driving along Greeley to slow down and keep an eye out for people in the crosswalk. Thanks to all of the neighbors who showed up to show support for safer streets in the neighborhood! See coverage of this event on KGW and at Bikeportland.org here and here.

Stan was killed in the crosswalk across N. Greeley Ave and N. Bryant St., by a hit-and-run driver at 8:30 pm Tuesday August 30th, 2016. His artwork was left at the scene of his death. The homicide suspect was driving a small dark SUV (likely a 2008-2012 Toyota RAV4 with silver trim), driving southbound. A reward is offered for tips by calling 503-823-4357.

This was the third vigil for a serious car crash incident in our neighborhood in the past 6 months. We saw our board member Brian Duncan paralyzed in a a crash at Rosa Parks and Delaware on March 30. We hosted a Ride of Silence in May, paying tribute to Brian along with other people on bicycles who have been seriously injured or killed by people driving cars.
Vigil for Diana Miller Dixon at N Rosa Parks and Delaware
Three months later, Diana Miller Dixon was killed at the same intersection when a person ran a red light. All three crashes took place at intersections leading to the heart of our neighborhood - Arbor Lodge Park, Harper's Playground and Chief Joseph School.
 

We invite neighbors to join us in taking action: slowing down as they travel through the neighborhood, taking the Vision Zero Pledge, adding a Vision Zero sign to their yard to show support for safe streets, and researching or bringing your own ideas to the table at one of our monthly meetings. We'd love to hear from you!

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