High Crash Corridor Program
This map highlights Portland's ten designated high crash corridors and citywide crashes
Portlanders have historically rated “traffic safety” as a top neighborhood livability concern.
These are one way to enforce state law requiring drivers to stop for pedestrians at ALL crosswalks, whether marked with paint or unmarked.
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).
- Specific and targeted DUII missions
- Crosswalk enforcement actions
- Speed limit enforcement
- Automated red light cameras
- Pedestrian median refuge islands
- Corner sidewalk curb ramps
- Sidewalk infill
- Curb extensions
- Relocate bus stops closer to improvements
- Vehicle speed study