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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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Cross-Bikes: Portland's New Green Stripes

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What is a cross-bike?

“Cross-bikes” are green bars that highlight the extension of the bikeway through the intersection.

What are cross-bikes for?

The green cross-bikes, together with the white crosswalks, are to make it clear to people driving that this is a location where there may be many people walking and biking across the street.

Do cars have to stop?

People driving are not legally required to stop for people bicycling through the cross-bike.

Can I still use the white crosswalk when bicycling?

Yes, you can dismount your bike and walk it, or you can ride at pedestrian speed. Under Oregon State law a person driving is required to stop for people walking or bicycling slowly through a crosswalk when the person driving is given adequate time to stop.

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Cross-bikes support Vision Zero by making our streets safer.

Portland is a Vision Zero city. We are working to eliminate deaths and serious injuries from our streets by 2025.