- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 12, 2015

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Protesters in southeast Portland are calling for safety improvements for cyclists and pedestrians after a cyclist was seriously injured by a vehicle.

The Oregonian reports (https://is.gd/vifRL4 ) that demonstrators took to a four-lane street Monday night, circling the block on bikes and repeatedly traversed crosswalks, prompting angry exchanges between motorists and protesters.

The rally was in response to a Sunday crash on Powell Boulevard that severed 22-year-old Alistair Corkett’s leg. He is in serious condition and is expected to survive his injuries.

Rally organizer Dan Kaufman said the demonstration was to put pressure on the Oregon Department of Transportation to hand over management of the road to the City of Portland’s transportation department.

ODOT staff members were at the rally Monday answering questions. A spokesman said they have studied the intersection.



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Information from: The Oregonian, https://www.oregonlive.com

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