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Portland families deserve safe streets on which to walk, bike, operate mobility devices, access transit, and drive. PBOT aims to make our transportation system the safest possible and to move towards zero traffic-related fatalities and serious injuries in the next 10 years. This effort is known as Vision Zero.
Vision Zero acknowledges that the death or serious injury of even one person on Portland roadways is too many. When answering the question, “How many of our family members, friends, or neighbors can we accept being killed or maimed in traffic?” the only acceptable answer is zero.
The Portland Bureau of Transportation is committed to developing a Vision Zero safety strategy that outlines how street design, traffic enforcement, and education will realize our vision.
A critical component of our effort is reporting on our progress. On this page, you can learn more about our approach to Vision Zero (as laid out in our 2-Year Workplan), examine crash data and trends, learn about our current safety efforts, and view safety education resources.
Vision Zero Interactive Map of Traffic Crashes and Fatalities in Portland, 2004-2013
Charts of fatal and serious injury crashes by mode, 2004-2013
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.
Our 2-Year Work Plan's Second Major Theme: Embrace Vision Zero.
Traffic Safety Resources
Some resources for traveling by bicycle - learn the rules of the road, feel confident and comfortable, and connect with advocates for safer streets.
Links to descriptions of the common tools used for traffic calming.
A list of reports that studied Portland's programs and devices.
City of Portland project evaluation reports, sorted by area of the city and by type of project.
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.
Learn about Portland?s efforts to develop a comprehensive approach to DUII including prevention, enforcement, adjudication, and treatment.
A critical component of our Vision Zero effort is annual reporting on our progress. This report documents recent serious and fatal crash data and related trends to measure our progress towards meeting Vision Zero.