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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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Design Guidelines


Temporary Traffic Control Manual

The purpose of this manual is to set forth practices and guidelines to be observed by all those who temporarily close the public right-of-way; provide safe and effective work areas; and warn, control, protect, and expedite all modes of traffic.

PBOT Traffic Design Manual Volume 1

(Updated June '21) This manual is intended for use as a supplement to the MUTCD. It documents standard practices of the bureau and provides guidelines for specific traffic control devices not included in the MUTCD.

Portland Protected Bicycle Lane Design Guide

This guide is developed to provide planners, engineers and project managers the tools necessary to implement a protected bikeway network in Portland. This is in support of Portland’s goals, policies and objectives. (37.5 Mb *.pdf file)

Design and Review of Curb Ramps On or Along State Highways

Provides the design criteria for curb ramps within the City of Portland and on or along state highways. ODOT standards apply with the addition of an 11% maximum grade break at the bottom of the ramp and the ramp perpendicular to the curb

Design Guide for Public Street Improvements

Design Guide for Public Street Improvements to help the consulting engineer (Design Engineer) prepare construction drawings for public street improvements in the City of Portland. (Link to administrative rule on Auditor's website.)