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Safety: Vision Zero

Portland families deserve safe streets on which to walk, bike, operate mobility devices, access transit, and drive. PBOT aims to make our transportation system the safest possible and to move towards zero traffic-related fatalities and serious injuries in the next 10 years. This effort is known as Vision Zero.

Vision Zero acknowledges that the death or serious injury of even one person on Portland roadways is too many. When answering the question, “How many of our family members, friends, or neighbors can we accept being killed or maimed in traffic?” the only acceptable answer is zero.

The Portland Bureau of Transportation is committed to developing a Vision Zero safety strategy that outlines how street design, traffic enforcement, and education will realize our vision.

A critical component of our effort is reporting on our progress. On this page, you can learn more about our approach to Vision Zero (as laid out in our 2-Year Workplan), examine crash data and trends, learn about our current safety efforts, and view safety education resources.


N/NE Dekum - Vancouver to MLK, Jr Blvd

The goal of the project was to enhance street safety and livability by reducing the 85th percentile speed of vehicles using N/NE Dekum closer to the legal maximum speed limit of 25 miles per hour (mph).

N Missouri - Killingsworth to Holman

The goal of the project was to enhance street safety and livability by reducing the 85th percentile speed of vehicles using N Missouri closer to the legal maximum speed limit of 25 miles per hour (mph).

N Montana Avenue - Buffalo to Portland

The goal of the project was to enhance street safety and livability by reducing the 85th percentile speed of vehicles using Montana Avenue closer to the legal maximum speed limit of 25 miles per hour (mph).

Applegate Elementary School

The goal of the project was to enhance street safety for younger pedestrians by reducing the 85th percentile speed of vehicles using these streets closer to the legal maximum speed limit of 25 miles per hour (mph).

N Bryant - Greeley to Denver

The goal of the project was to enhance street safety and livability by reducing the 85th percentile speed of vehicles using N Bryant closer to the legal maximum speed limit of 25 miles per hour (mph).

Humboldt Elementary School

The goal of a SSP project is to enhance the safety of the younger pedestrians associated with the elementary school by reducing the 85th percentile speed closer to the posted speed limit.