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Every intersection, and certain midblock locations, are legal crosswalks in Oregon (ORS 801.220). Crosswalks vary in their design; some are unmarked, while others have stop lines, median islands, rapid flashing beacons or other elements that can improve safety.
Portland tailors each crosswalk’s design to its location. In general, roadways with more travel lanes, higher speeds and a greater number of people driving, walking and biking need extra elements to meet safety standards.
PBOT crosswalk guidelines have two parts:
How PBOT identifies locations and designs for marked crosswalks
Maps, wellness tips, Pedestrian Advisory Committee, sidewalk construction, and more.
Why PBOT doesn't mark all crosswalks, and answers to other common questions.
Submit a non-urgent traffic safety concern using PBOT's online form.
Brochures, videos, fliers and more on traffic safety in Portland.
Crosswalks are a key part of PBOT's work to eliminate traffic fatalities and serious injuries by 2025.