Skip to Main Content View Text-Only

Portland Bureau of Transportation

We keep Portland moving

Phone: 503-823-5185

Fax: 503-823-7576

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

More Contact Info

Pedestrian Crosswalk

Neighborhood Traffic

Painted crosswalks are installed to help guide pedestrians across streets that would otherwise be confusing, complicated or impossible. Crosswalks may give the pedestrian a false measure of confidence and privilege in crossing the street because they are seen as a "shield" from traffic. At every intersection there exists "invisible" crosswalks where pedestrians may cross unless there are signs saying that pedestrians should not cross. Crosswalks do not increase the number of crossing opportunities. Although Oregon law favors pedestrians in many cases, the law stipulates certain rights and responsibilities walkers should adhere to, and should use caution and common sense when crossing the street with traffic present.
If you have a concern about a particular intersection, contact our north or south team of traffic engineers.
How to Contact Us:

Heartbleed Security Notice

A serious security vulnerability known as "Heartbleed" was recently discovered in OpenSSL, a popular software library commonly used by many websites on the internet to encrypt communication between a user's computer and a web server. is NOT affected by this vulnerability as it does not use the OpenSSL software library. Please rest assured we are dedicated to protecting your security on this website.