1120 SW Fifth Ave, Suite 800, Portland, OR 97204
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.
A brochure detailing your rights and responsibilities for staying safe as a pedestrian.
What You Need To Know About Oregon Crosswalk Laws - ODOT brochure
Strategies for bicyclists to use to trigger traffic signals to green - ODOT brochure
The pedestrian hybrid beacon (HAWK) is a pedestrian-activated warning device. The beacon head consists of two red lenses above a single yellow lens. The beacon head is "dark" until the pedestrian pushes the button to activate the sequence of lights.
Full-color brochure illustrating pedestrian safety tips presented in 8 languages and an informational graphic indicating how vehicle speed impacts pedestrian fatalities (yellow "Put the Brakes on" message folds to meet the "Pedestrian Deaths" message)
Listing of Crosswalk Education and Enforcement Actions conducted between August 2005 - present day
Full-color, 1/3 page information flyers about how to use and respond to Rapid Flash Beacons as a pedestrian and/or as a driver; contact Sharon White at 503-823-7100 to request flyers for your facility
Oregon Vehicle Code-Speeding and Rules of the Road
Listing of locations and proposed activaiton dates for flashing beacons in East Portland
Rapid Flash Beacons (RFB) are installed at specific crossings to alert drivers to the presence of pedestrians.
It's easy to get lost in jargon and abbreviations. We want you to understand the terms that traffic calming professionals may use.
Provides information about what a STOP sign is, if STOP signs reduce speeding, what a neighborhood STOP plan is, and more.
Map indicating the location of current and funded rapid flash beacons in East Portland
Full-color poster illustrating pedestrian safety tips presented in 8 languages and an informational graphic indicating how vehicle speed impacts pedestrian fatalities
Full-color poster about how to use and respond to Rapid Flash Beacons as a pedestrian and/or as a driver
Interested in teaching pedestrian safety to others? Use this Power Point presentation to share information about Oregon laws, pedestrian safety tips, and more to make our transportation system work better for everyone walking, rolling, and strolling.
Notes portion of the "Pedestrian Safety 101" training module.
This short film uses animation to illustrate how pedestrians and drivers use and respond to flashing bacons. The film is available in English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Russian, Chinese, Korean, Arabic and Somali.
Locally produced 18 minute film about pedestrian and driver safety in Portland
This 3.5 minute short animated film graphically illustrates responsibilities that both drivers and pedestrian have to make our roadways safer for everyone.
The "I SHARE THE ROAD" Pledge program indicates our individual commitment for driving a neighborhood friendly speed
The "Yard Signs" are developed to remind drivers to share the road, look for kids, stop for pedestrians, pass bikes safely, and slow down