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The City of Portland, Oregon

Portland Bureau of Transportation

Phone: 503-823-5185

Fax: 503-823-7576

1120 SW Fifth Ave, Suite 1331, Portland, OR 97204

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Objective 4: Make safety a core priority in everything we do

Make Safe Systems a fundamental part of how we measure our transportation system. 

Strategic Initiatives

  • Incorporate the concept of getting people where they need to go safely—safe, completed trips—as a core measure for all PBOT operations. 
  • Prioritize a multimodal Safe Systems approach in all bureau guidelines for the model, scope, design, and ongoing maintenance of our assets. 
  • Train and empower staff, and provide them with a Safe Systems toolkit that allows for building safety improvements into every phase of project delivery.

Indicators and Sample Measures

  1. Commitment  
    a. Percent of capital projects that design, deliver, and measure for safety