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High Crash Network Intersections

This table lists the intersections in the City of Portland with the highest number of reported collisions in the four‐year period from January 2011 through December 2014.

Rankings reflect three metrics: total number of crashes, collision rate, and total value of collisions. For details, view methodology below or download a complete report.

Intersection, in order of safety
(least safe to most safe)

Recent and upcoming safety upgrades

SE 122nd & Stark
  • 2016: bike lane extensions and green conflict paint
SE 174th & Powell   
SE 82nd & Powell   
SE 122nd & Division 
  • 2016: bike lane extensions and green conflict paint, signal detection, illumination
  • 2021: signal coordination and dilemma zone detection
NE 122nd & Glisan 
  • Receiving HSIP funding
  • 2020: access management, lighting
SE 122nd & Powell   
SE 82nd & Division 
  • 2016: new signal, bike lane extension with green conflict paint
  • 2021: signal coordination and dilemma zone detection
SE 92nd & Powell 
  • 2019: signal hardware with larger signals and reflectorized backboards
SE 148th & Stark 
  • 2017: reconstruct signal
  • 2020: access management
SE 136th & Powell   
NE 122nd & Halsey 
  • Receiving HSIP funding
  • 2020: access management, lighting
SE 92nd & Holgate 
  • Receiving HSIP funding
  • 2019: signal hardware with larger signals and reflectorized backboards
NE 102nd & Glisan 
  • Receiving HSIP funding
  • 2021: signal coordination and dilemma zone detection
NE 82nd & Glisan   
NE Glisan & I-205 NB ramp   
SE Cesar Chavez & Powell 
  • ARTS funding will upgrade signal hardware and add illumination
NE 82nd & Fremont   
SE Division & I-205 SB ramp 
  • Bike lane extensions and green conflict paint at major intersections
  • 2021: signal coordination and dilemma zone detection
SE 148th & Division 
  • Receiving HSIP funding
  • Bike lane extensions and green conflict paint at major intersections
  • 2018: close southbound slip lane
  • 2021: signal coordination and dilemma zone detection
SE 112th & Powell   
SE 162nd & Division
  • Receiving HSIP funding
  • Bike lane extensions and green conflict paint
  • 2019: additional street lights
  • 2020: access management
  • 2021: signal coordination and dilemma zone detection
NE 102nd & Halsey 
  • Receiving HSIP funding
  • 2021: signal coordination and dilemma zone detection
NE Killingsworth & I-205 SB   
SE 174th & Division 
  • Receiving HSIP funding
  • Bike lane extensions and green conflict paint
  • 2021: signal coordination and dilemma zone detection
SE 7th & Powell   
SE 112th & Division
  • Receiving HSIP funding
  • Bike lane extensions and green conflict paint
  • 2021: access management, signal rebuild, signal coordination, dilemma zone detection
SE 82nd & Foster   
SE 96th/99th & Washington 
  • 2019: partial signal rebuild, signal coordination 
SW Barbur & Capitol 
  • ARTS funding to to upgrade signal hardware, add guide signage
NE Killingsworth & I-205 NB ramp   

Ranking details and methodology

This data is compiled from data supplied by the Oregon Department of Transportation, Transportation Safety Division, Crash Analysis and Reporting Unit, from records originally received by the Oregon Department of Motor Vehicles. Due to under-reporting of collisions, this list should not be considered to represent all collisions occurring at the intersections listed.

The City of Portland, Bureau of Transportation did the analysis of the data and prepared the resulting report. Each location was ranked based on metrics in the four year period (2011‐2014.)  The individual metric ranks were added to together and sorted in ascending order to create our list of high collision locations.

1. Total Number of Crashes
This is the total number of crashes within the four year period from January 1, 2011 to December 31, 2014.

2. Collision Rate
This metric normalizes crash data by considering the number of cars traveling through the intersection. The equation used to compute the collision rate (collisions per million entering vehicles) for these locations is as follows:

ADT is a 24‐hour volume count of vehicles entering the intersection in vehicles per day.  The volume used is considered to be approximate for a number of reasons; daily variation in counts, the count may not have been taken specifically at the intersection, the count may not be recent enough to reflect current conditions, etc.

3. Total Value of Collisions
The crash values integrate crash severity into the High Crash Listing. This is calculated using National Safety Council monetary crash values (2013) and multiplying these by the total number of each fatality, injury type or property damage only (PDO) crash. Note that the number of fatalities and injuries are sustained injuries, not number of crashes.

Total Value = # Fatals* Fatal $ + # Inj A* Inj A $ + # Inj B* Inj B $ + # In C* Inj C $ + # PDO*PDO $

  • Fatal Value: $1,500,000
  • Injury A Value: $74,900
  • Injury B Value: $24,000
  • Injury C Value: $13,600
  • PDO Value: $9,300

For more information, please contact Wendy Cawley, Traffic Safety Engineer, PBOT, 503-823-4396