Welcome to the Tigard Commons, an online home to various community driven efforts to transform Tigard streets into safe, clean and shared spaces.
Slow Your Roll. Make the Pledge.
We all want a city that’s safe to get around, whether on foot, bike or car. Speeding traffic is one of Tigard’s biggest challenges, and a critical factor in road crashes and casualties. The Slow Your Roll campaign asks neighbors to take matters into their own hands. Reducing your speed on city streets will cause others to slow down as well. Make the commitment to slow down today to help Tigard become a friendlier, more walkable and healthier city.
|Slow Your Roll. Make the Pledge.|
Three ways to take the pledge!1. Download and print the pledge card. Sign and drop off at one of our drop box locations.
2. Visit one of our drop box locations (Tigard City Hall & Tigard Public Library) and sign a hardcopy.
3. Pledge online using the form below!
For the month of May, I pledge to:
- Stay under the speed limit
- Slow to 20 mph on residential streets
- Set the "pace" for drivers behind me
- Speak out for slowing down
Why should I slow my roll?
Lower speeds save lives by reducing traffic fatalities and serious injuries. Even if a crash does occur, the consequences will be less severe if it involves a pedestrian, cyclist or motorcyclist.
Safer speed limits don’t necessarily make trips longer. Many drivers speed to decrease journey time, however, road speeds in cities are determined more by the frequency of intersections than by travel speeds. A slower speed can help achieve more uniform speeds and reduce dangerous midblock acceleration, while adding little to overall journey times.
Slower speeds foster healthier communities. Lower car speeds create a more comfortable environment for pedestrians and cyclists. Streets that are more inviting for walkers and cyclists are more vibrant and economically successful than streets with high volumes of fast-moving traffic.
Program supported by the Pedestrian and Bicyclist Subcommittee