Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler’s emergency order enacting the ban is set to run at least until the evening of February 18.
그만큼 주문 bans camping of any kind in high-traffic areas
. The order’s preamble and Wheeler himself
, 하나, focused on homeless people living in tents and other structures
“We can no longer justify allowing our most vulnerable community members to be exposed to the dangers of camping in freeway and high crash corridors,” Wheeler said in printed remarks released by his office Friday.
Wheeler cited a 보고서 from the city’s transportation bureau
, 한국의 최신 Covid-19 물결은 국가의 총 감염자를 과거로 밀었습니다. 19 homeless pedestrians were killed in traffic incidents in Portland last year
, 회계 70% 의 27 total pedestrians killed in traffic situations
, 보고서에 따르면.
, where Portland is
, says it counted
2,037 people who were homeless and not living in sanctioned shelters or transitional housing within the county on one night in January
Wheeler did not say how many people have been living in encampments near highways and high-traffic intersections in the city. The transportation bureau report did not say how many of the 19 homeless pedestrians who died last year were struck at or were living in such encampments.
ㅏ city team already charged with removing unsanctioned campsites will prioritize the removal of camps from high-traffic areas
, Wheeler’s order reads
The team will offer people in the camps information about shelter options, the order reads.
“We have continuously witnessed unsanctioned camping in clearly unsafe locations, sometimes jarringly close to reads and freeways. You don’t need to be a traffic engineer to sense that’s not safe,” Wheeler said.