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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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Portland Transportation Needs Guidebook

This is your guide to understanding the size of Portland's transportation need and some of the fixes we know are essential to keeping our city moving safely and efficiently.

Community activists and PBOT staff have worked together over the years to identify safety needs. Safety needs include sidewalks missing near schools and intersections lacking crosswalk signals. Proposed safety projects have been identified in a variety of plans and project lists. You can view particular plans and projects in these sections on Safe Routes to School, High Crash Corridors and more.

City engineers have looked at every mile of our streets, identifying which ones are ripe for an inexpensive resealing and which need to be completely rebuilt. They looked at busy streets and neighborhood streets.

Use the links below to learn more about Portland's maintenance and safety needs.

This information was reviewed by the Oregon Secretary of State’s Office for Compliance with ORS 260.432.


Maintenance Needs

The City's transportation system is falling apart and we lack the money necessary to keep it safe and well maintained.

Safety Needs

There are hundreds of safety gaps in the city's transportation system. Increased funding would help to make our streets safer for all.