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Our High Crash Corridor team, in partnership with the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT), has been examining existing conditions on SE Powell Blvd, speaking with community members about problem areas, hearing about their traffic safety concerns, reviewing community surveys, working with Police on targeted enforcement efforts, conducting outreach and education, and developing possible ideas for safety enhancements.
The High Crash Corridor program employs engineering, enforcement and education solutions to address crash problems in a relatively short period of time.
In August 2013, PBOT partnered with ODOT to perform two Road Safety Audits on SE Powell Blvd; one SE Cesar Chavez to 42/43rd, the other SE 24th to 33rd. Engineering teams from both PBOT and ODOT are reviewing the audit findings and will be developing a set of engineering recommendations based on those findings. SE Powell Blvd is an ODOT facility.
Our High Crash Corridor efforts also include increased enforcement and education/outreach efforts. Portland Police have conducted several missions on SE Powell Blvd in the target area that have resulted in increasing awareness and compliance of Oregon traffic laws. In addition, Portland Bureau of Transportation and Portland Police have collaborated and conducted crosswalk enforcement actions on SE Powell Blvd at the following locations:
Our education efforts help to raise awareness of rights and responsibilities under Oregon law and strategies for making each of us safer when traveling on or across SE Powell Blvd. Our education and outreach efforts have included the following:
Please contact Clay Veka at Clay.Veka@portlandoregon.gov or (503) 823-4998 if you would like to learn more about the High Crash Corridor Program or contact Sharon White at Sharon.firstname.lastname@example.org or (503) 823-7100 if you would like to discuss additional outreach and education efforts along SE Powell Blvd.
On June 26, 2013, the High Crash Corridor program held an open house to share data and collect feedback on inner-SE Powell Blvd
Report includes trends, roadway data and crash data for inner-Powell Boulevard (SE 6th Ave to SE 92nd Ave)
If you want to provide feedback on inner-Powell Blvd, print off and fill out this survey. Tell us about the education, engineering, and enforcement strategies you would like to see to enhance transportation safety.