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Portland Bureau of Transportation

Phone: 503-823-5185

Fax: 503-823-7576

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

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Traffic Safety Resources

How does PBOT select marked crosswalk locations? How can people biking get a green light? What is the purpose of a stop sign?

These and other topics are addressed below.

PBOT programs and services

Traffic safety concerns can be reported to PBOT

Crosswalk education and enforcement actions reinforce safe behavior

Yard Sign Lender program supports safety messaging

SmartTrips offers advice for traveling in Portland

Vision Zero seeks to end all traffic deaths and serious injuries

Understanding traffic signals

Rapid flashing beacons

Getting a green light while biking

Pedestrian hybrid beacons (formerly called HAWK signals)

How PBOT uses safety tools

Crosswalk guidelines: Siting and design

Purpose of stop signs

Setting speed limits

How crash data works

Crossing streets in Portland

Walking across streets safely

Using crosswalks while driving

Safety advice in multiple languages


More information on safety

Driver safety education

Skateboarding in Portland

Etiquette for driving and biking

Safety videos

Presentation on walking safely

Driver Safety Education

Hands-on and classroom driver safety training.