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Safety is the Portland Bureau of Transportation’s No. 1 priority. Every life altering injury or death caused by traffic crashes is a tragedy that resonates through our families and neighborhoods. We’re constantly working to improve safety throughout the city by reducing speeding, making crossings safer, creating partnerships with police and working with the community.
We promote safety through engineering, education and enforcement -- and we believe that everyone can help. By slowing down, being sober when we travel, and following the rules of the road, we can make Portland safer. During the winter months, when it gets darker earlier, it’s especially important for everyone to be extra aware, whether you’re driving a car, riding a bike or walking.
Links to descriptions of the common tools used for traffic calming.
High Crash Corridors (HCCs) are extended areas of roadway that have exceptional concentrations of crash activity. Identifying HCCs helps the City target limited resources for improved safety.
Learn about Portland?s efforts to develop a comprehensive approach to DUII including prevention, enforcement, adjudication, and treatment.
Traffic Safety Resources
City of Portland project evaluation reports, sorted by area of the city and by type of project.
A list of reports that studied Portland's programs and devices.
Learn about Portland's efforts to improve transportation safety, understand what other organizations are doing that can impact transportation safety, strengthen relationships with partners to improve collaboration, and more.