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Two cyclists wait behind a car as they navigate their way around downtown Corvallis. The Corvallis City Council recently voted to direct funds toward future safety projects.

Corvallis City Council approves amendment to set aside funds for pedestrian, cyclist safety

William Ross, News Contributor
February 24, 2020

After sustained community pressure, the Corvallis City Council reached a decision regarding pedestrian and cyclist safety funding going forward.The Corvallis City Council passed an amendment to the Transportation...

Jay Thatcher, a Corvallis resident and retired physical education teacher, speaks to the City Council about the hazards on Third St. on Feb. 3. The street has been the site of two pedestrian deaths within the last few years, the most recent occurred in early January when an 11-year-old girl was struck by a car while crossing in a designated crosswalk.

Corvallis City Council to vote again on pedestrian, cyclist safety funding

William Ross, News Contributor
February 10, 2020

On Feb. 18, the Corvallis City Council will come to a final vote on an amendment directing at least 1% of the Transportation Maintenance Fee for pedestrian and bike safety, which would total between $24,000-26,000.The...

Flowers left at the memorial to an 11-year-old girl at a crosswalk on Highway 99/Third Street in early January. This death, as well as others in the Corvallis area in the past 18 months, have prompted community members to call on the city government and the state of Oregon to improve crosswalk safety among other improvements.

Corvallis community members voice concerns for pedestrian safety after fatal accident

William Ross, News Contributor
January 27, 2020

Rebecka Weinsteiger, a Corvallis resident and community activist, says she will not drive to work until the speed limit is lowered on the stretch of Highway 99/Third Street in south Corvallis where an...

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