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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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Safety: Vision Zero

  • Vision Zero Crash Map Interactive Map of Traffic Crashes and Fatalities in Portland, 2004-2013

  • 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.

  • Rapid Flashing Beacons for East Portland View our March 2015 map of installed and upcoming East Portland pedestrian crossing improvements

  • Crosswalk Enforcement Actions We partner with Portland Police to educate Portlanders about Oregon's crosswalk law

  • High Crash Corridors Learn more about PBOT's High Crash Corridor program

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.


Vision Zero Crash Map

Vision Zero Interactive Map of Traffic Crashes and Fatalities in Portland, 2004-2013

Fatal and Serious Injury Traffic Crashes

Charts of fatal and serious injury crashes by mode, 2004-2013

High Crash Corridor Program

High Crash Corridors (HCCs) are extended areas of roadway that have exceptional concentrations of crash activity. Identifying HCCs helps the City target limited resources for improved safety.

Vision Zero in Portland Progress

Our 2-Year Work Plan's Second Major Theme: Embrace Vision Zero.

Bicycle Safety Resources

Some resources for traveling by bicycle - learn the rules of the road, feel confident and comfortable, and connect with advocates for safer streets.

Traffic Calming Project Evaluations

City of Portland project evaluation reports, sorted by area of the city and by type of project.

2014 Traffic Safety Report

A critical component of our Vision Zero effort is annual reporting on our progress. This report documents recent serious and fatal crash data and related trends to measure our progress towards meeting Vision Zero.