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Portland Bureau of Transportation

We keep Portland moving

Phone: 503-823-5185

Fax: 503-823-7576

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

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Traffic Safety Resources

BROCHURE: A Guide to Pedestrian Safety

A brochure detailing your rights and responsibilities for staying safe as a pedestrian.

BROCHURE: What You Need To Know About Oregon Crosswalk Laws

What You Need To Know About Oregon Crosswalk Laws - ODOT brochure

BROCHURE: Crosswalks

Crsswalk Brochure

BROCHURE: Put the Brakes on Pedestrian Deaths

Full-color brochure illustrating pedestrian safety tips presented in 8 languages and an informational graphic indicating how vehicle speed impacts pedestrian fatalities (yellow "Put the Brakes on" message folds to meet the "Pedestrian Deaths" message)

FLYER: Rapid Flash Beacons

1/3 page flyer describing how pedestrians should use rapid flash beacons and how drivers should respond to flashing rapid flash beacons

I SHARE THE ROAD Pledge

The "I SHARE THE ROAD" Pledge program indicates our individual commitment for driving a neighborhood friendly speed

Oregon Vehicle Code-Speeding and Rules of the Road

Oregon Vehicle Code-Speeding and Rules of the Road

Pedestrian Crosswalk Enforcement Actions

Listing of Crosswalk Enforcement Actions between August 2005 - present day

POSTER: Put the Brakes on Pedestrian Deaths

Full-color poster illustrating pedestrian safety tips presented in 8 languages and an informational graphic indicating how vehicle speed impacts pedestrian fatalities

Rapid Flash Beacons

Rapid Flash Beacons (RFB) are installed at specific crossings to alert drivers to the presence of pedestrians.

Traffic Calming Glossary

It's easy to get lost in jargon and abbreviations. We want you to understand the terms that traffic calming professionals may use.

VIDEO: "Beacon Buddies"

This 1.5 minute short film uses an animated character and his dog to illustrate how pedestrians should use pedestrain activated rapid flash bacons and how drivers should respond to pedestrian activated rapid flash beacons.

VIDEO: Portland Walks -- Be Safe!

Locally produced 18 minute film about pedestrian and driver safety in Portland

VIDEO: "Every Corner Is A Crosswalk"

This 3.5 minute short animated film graphically illustrates responsibilities that both drivers and pedestrian have to make our roadways safer for everyone.

What Is The Purpose of A STOP Sign?

Provides information about what a STOP sign is, if STOP signs reduce speeding, what a neighborhood STOP plan is, and more.

Yard Sign Lender Program

The "Yard Signs" are developed to remind drivers to share the road, look for kids, stop for pedestrians, pass bikes safely, and slow down