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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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Crosswalk guidelines for Portland

Portland sites and designs marked crosswalks based on best practices. The information on this page is simplified for clarity, but it provides a general overview of the process Portland follows to site and design crosswalks.

Step 1. Evaluate a site to determine if crosswalk enhancements would improve safety


Step 2. If the flow chart indicates enhancements would improve safety, PBOT uses the following design guidelines

All proposed marked crosswalks are reviewed by an engineer

Please note: The information on this page contains broad guidelines for installation of marked crosswalks and other pedestrian improvements at uncontrolled (no signal) locations. The information is an approximation of recommended crossing treatments. As pedestrian or bike crossing volumes and/or street widths increase, it is likely that the treatment recommended by an engineer will be a higher level than the table shows. You can view traffic count information here.

Download a printable version of the crosswalk guidelines