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Portland Bureau of Transportation

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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

  • Portland High Crash Corridor Map This map highlights Portland's ten designated high crash corridors and citywide crashes

  • Crossing Enhancements Improve Pedestrian Safety Portlanders have historically rated “traffic safety” as a top neighborhood livability concern.

  • 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.

  • What roadways are the most threatening? Portland’s High Crash Corridors make up only 3% of the road network – but they are where 36% of traffic fatalities occur.

Portland's High Crash Corridors

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. 

Portland’s High Crash Corridors make up only 3% of the road network (based on centerline miles) – but they are where 51% of pedestrian and 36% of traffic fatalities occur (Oregon Department of Motor Vehicles crash data, 2003-2012).
 

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