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Phone: 503-823-5185

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1120 SW Fifth Ave, Suite 800, Portland, OR 97204

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Clay Veka, High Crash Corridor Coordinator

503-823-4998

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High Crash Corridor Program

  1. Crossing Enhancements Improve Pedestrian Safety

    Portlanders have historically rated “traffic safety” as a top neighborhood livability concern.

  2. Crosswalk Enforcement Actions with Portland Police

    These are one way to enforce state law requiring drivers to stop for pedestrians at ALL crosswalks, whether marked with paint or unmarked.

  3. High Crash Roads

    66% of Portlanders limit walking and bicycling due to their fears about traffic.

  4. What roadways are the most threatening for pedestrians?

    Historical traffic data shows 4% of Portland's arterials -- high-volume, multi-lane roadways -- account for over 66% of Portland's pedestrian fatalities and 58% of Portland's serious pedestrian injuries.

High Crash Corridors are streets in Portland with a high concentration of crashes. The High Crash Corridor program uses relatively inexpensive education, enforcement and engineering solutions to address crash problems in a short period of time. There are ten identified corridors, which helps the City target limited resources on improved safety. 
 

Enforcement 

  • Specific and targeted DUII missions
  • Crosswalk enforcement actions
  • Speed limit enforcement
  • Automated red light cameras

Engineering

  • Pedestrian median refuge islands
  • Corner sidewalk curb ramps
  • Sidewalk infill
  • Curb extensions
  • Relocate bus stops closer to improvements
  • Vehicle speed study

Education

Our People

Historical traffic data shows 4% of Portland’s arterials – high-volume, multi-lane roadways – account for over 66% of Portland’s pedestrian fatalities and 58% of Portland’s serious pedestrian injuries.

 


Our Economy

Crashes cost Portland over $100 million per year from health care and productivity losses.

  • Crashes are the #1 cause of job related death

  • Injuries from crashes are the #1 cause of worker compensation claims

  • 40% of all congestion in Portland is non-recurring and primarily caused by crashes


Our Health

“The annual cost of obesity is $147 billion and growing. That translates into $1,250 per household, mostly in taxes and insurance premiums.” Health Affairs 2010.  

66% of Portlanders limit walking and bicycling due to their fears about traffic.

 


Our Neighborhoods

Portlanders have historically rated “traffic safety” as a top neighborhood livability concern.

Walking and bicycling levels are linked to a neighborhood’s sense of safety.

Portland’s least safe streets for crashes are also the highest for criminal activity.

 


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