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High Crash Network Intersections

The tables below identify the intersections in the City of Portland with the highest numbers of reported collisions overall and for people walking and biking in the five‐year period from January 2012 through December 2016.

Rankings for the overall list reflect three metrics: total number of crashes, collision rate, and total value of collisions. Walking and biking rankings are based on the total number of crashes, then by severity.

For full details, view methodology below or download the report.


Overall intersection ranking
(in order, starting with least safe)

Recent and upcoming safety upgrades (with construction date)

SE 122nd & Stark HSIP funds to add bike lane extensions/conflict areas on 122nd 2018
SE 82nd & Powell $110M for safety improvements and jurisdictional transfer of Powell to PBOT n/a
SE 122nd & Division Bike lane improvements and access management on Division (2019); new signal for Division Transit Station (2021.) 2019-21
NE 122nd & Glisan ARTS funding for access management and illumination 2020 
SE 92nd & Holgate ARTS funding to upgrade signal hardware 2019
SE 122nd & Powell Sidewalk, bike lane, signal upgrade, illumination 2019-20 
SE 148th & Stark Access management project on east leg. Illumination added in 2018. 2020 
SE 136th & Powell Sidewalk, bike lane, signal upgrade, illumination 2019-20
NE 122nd & Halsey ARTS funding for access management and illumination 2020
E 174th & Powell $110M for safety improvements and jurisdictional transfer of Powell to PBOT. n/a 
SE 82nd & Division New signal complete. Protected bike lanes, new signal for Division Transit Station (18-21.) 2016-21
NE 82nd & Glisan   n/a
NE 102nd & Halsey New signal complete. ARTS funding for signal coordination/detection on 102nd. (2021) 2021 
NE 82nd & Fremont Restrict left turns at Fremont driveways (complete.) Recommend protected lefts/access management on 82nd (ODOT.) 2017-18
SE 92nd & Powell $110M for safety improvements and transfer of Powell to PBOT. Upgrade signal hardware (2020.) 2017-21
SE 148th & Division Remove southbound slip lane, shorten ped crossings, protected bike lane. 2018
SE Division & I-205 SB ramp Westbound dual left, signal timing changes (ODOT.) 2018
SE 174th & Division Bike lane improvements (2018); new signal for Division Transit Station (2021.) 2018-21
NE Glisan & I-205 NB ramp Bike/Ped improvements & paving 2018
SE Foster / 96th / I-205 NB ramp   n/a
NE Marine & 33rd Narrow lane treatment complete; centerline/shoulder rumble strips (2018.) Future signal pending development. 2014-18
SE 110th / 111th / Foster ADA ramps (2017.) Recommend protected left turn phasing (unfunded.) 2017
NE 102nd & Glisan Signal coordination/detection on 102nd (2021) 2021
E Burnside & 148th New on list this year. PBOT Traffic Investigations to review for safety upgrades. n/a
SE César E. Chávez & Powell ARTS funding to upgrade signal hardware, add illumination (ODOT.) 2019-21
E Burnside & 122nd Signing/striping upgrade complete in 2017. PBOT is upgrading signal in 2019. 2019
NE Columbia / Killingsworth / I-205 SB ramp   n/a
SE 112th & Powell $110M for safety improvements and jurisdictional transfer of Powell to PBOT n/a
SE 82nd & Flavel New on list this year. Signal repairs and ADA upgrades through ODOT's 82nd Avenue Signals project. 2018
Burnside & 82nd New signal, lane use signs, illumination, ADA ramps complete 2016-17

Ped intersection ranking
(in order, starting with least safe)

Recent and upcoming safety upgrades (with construction date)

NW 3rd & Burnside Central City in Motion (CCIM) proposes bike and transit improvements. Curb extensions, ped push buttons completed in 2016. 2016
SE Woodward & 82nd 82nd Ave Implementation plan calls for LPI and other signal improvements. n/a
SE Powell & 136th ODOT Safety Project 2019
NE Glisan & 82nd Traffic Section will investigate. n/a
N Denver & Lombard Traffic Section will investigate. n/a
SE 122nd & Holgate Traffic Section will investigate. n/a
SE 142nd & Division COMPLETE: Rapid flashing beacons constructed in 2017. 2017
NE Alberta & MLK COMPLETE: Left turn signals/protected ped signal. 2018
N Columbia Way & Fessenden Close Gilbert, rebuild ADA ramps, new striping; construction 2019. 2019
W Burnside & 2nd Central City in Motion proposes to add signalized east leg ped crossing. n/a
W Burnside & 20th Pl New traffic signal 2019. 2019
W Burnside & 21st Traffic section will investigate. n/a
SE César E. Chávez & Belmont Traffic section will investigate. n/a
SE César E. Chávez & Hawthorne Traffic section will investigate. n/a
SE Powell & 31st Island and rapid flashing beacons (ODOT) 2018
N Interstate & Lombard New pedestrian heads, increased and upgraded illumination, access management on east leg (2020.) 2020
NE 82nd & Jonesmore Forwarded to ASK ODOT for evaluation. n/a
NE Glisan & I-205 NB New ADA ramps related to ODOT paving; construction 2018. 2018
SE Division & 101st New signal (Division Transit, 2020) 2020
SW 4th & Columbia Central City in Motion proposes bike improvements. Traffic Section will investigate for near term ped improvements. n/a

Bike intersection ranking
(in order, starting with least safe)

Recent and upcoming safety upgrades (with construction date)

SE Hawthorne & 7th Central City in Motion (CCIM) proposes parking protected bike lanes. Funding requested for left turn phase on 7th Avenue but not yet secured. n/a
SE Hawthorne & 11th Central City in Motion proposes bike upgrades. n/a
NE Couch & Grand Traffic Section will investigate. n/a
N Broadway & Wheeler/Flint Broadway/Weidler Safety Project includes bike lane separation (2019.) COMPLETE: Diverter to prevent right turns (2013.) 2019
N Broadway & Ross Broadway/Weidler Safety Project includes bike lane separation (2019.) 2019
NE Broadway & Victoria Broadway/Weidler Safety Project includes bike lane separation (2019.) 2019
NE Broadway & 1st Broadway/Weidler Safety Project includes bike lane separation (2019.) 2019
N Interstate & Lombard New pedestrian heads, increased and upgraded illumination, access management on east leg (2020.) 2020
SE Holgate & 92nd ARTS project to upgrade signal hardware (2019). 2019
Glisan & 122nd Bike marking upgrades on 122nd (2018). 2018
SW Madison & 3rd COMPLETE: Upgraded markings/signs 2012
N Broadway & Larrabee Broadway/Weidler Safety Project includes bike lane separation (2019.) 2019
NW Broadway & Flanders ARTS project to upgrade bike markings (2019-21). Central City in Motion is investigating further bike upgrades. 2019-2021
NE Lloyd & MLK Included in Sullivan's Crossing (Gulch) Project. Traffic Section will investigate for interim improvements. n/a
NE Weidler & 21st Traffic Section will investigate. n/a
SE 26th & Powell Traffic Section will investigate. n/a
N Lombard & I-5 ramp Traffic Section will investigate. n/a
SE 122nd & Kelly Traffic Section will investigate. n/a
NW Broadway & Everett ARTS Project to upgrade bike markings. Central City in Motion proposes bike and transit improvements. 2019-2021
SE 7th & Salmon Central City in Motion proposes enhanced crossing and parking protected bike lanes. n/a

Ranking details and methodology

This document lists and prioritizes intersections in the City of Portland with the highest number of reported fatal and injury crashes in the five-year period from January 2012 through December 2016.

The 2016 High Crash Intersection (HCI) List includes only fatal and injury crashes (property damage only crashes are excluded from the list), supporting the City’s Vision Zero goal of eliminating fatal and serious injury crashes in the City of Portland by 2025. Intersections have been identified and prioritized by number, severity and frequency of fatal and injury crashes.

The 2016 High Crash Intersection (HCI) List for Pedestrians and Bicycles includes the 20 intersections with the highest number of pedestrian crashes and the 20 intersections with the highest number of bicycle crashes. These lists include all pedestrian and bicycle crashes, including property damage only, since property damage only crashes involving pedestrians and bicycle riders are rare.

METHODOLOGY – 2016 High Crash Intersection List

Each intersection was ranked based on the three metrics below in the five-year period from 2012 to 2016. The rankings for each metric were added together and sorted in ascending order to create an index that ranks our high crash locations. Two High Crash Intersection Listings are provided, one sorted by ranking and one sorted alphabetically. There are 4 new locations on this year's list that PBOT will evaluate for improvements.

1. Number of Fatal and Injury Crashes

This is the number of fatal and injury crashes coded to an intersection within the five-year period from January 1, 2012 to December 31, 2016.

2. Collision Rate

Number of crashes coded to an intersection are normalized by considering the number of cars traveling through the intersection. The calculation for the collision rate (collisions per million entering vehicles) is below:

Collision Rate = (Crashes/5 years) X (1 year/365 days) X (1/ADT*) X 1,000,000

*ADT (average daily traffic) is the number of vehicles entering the intersection daily.

3. Severity of Crashes

Severity of crashes is represented by the total economic value of a crash, figured by assigning monetary value to the severity of crash related injuries. The value of each crash is figured by multiplying the number of crash related fatalities and/or injury types by the values below. The number of fatalities and injuries are sustained injuries, not number of crashes. Monetary values are obtained from the National Safety Council (2015.)

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

Fatal value Injury A value Injury B value Injury C value
$1,550,000 $90,000 $26,000 $21,000

METHODOLOGY - 2016 High Crash Intersection (HCI) List for Pedestrians and Bicycles

Each intersection was ranked based on total number and severity of pedestrian-involved or bicycle-involved crashes. Due to limited data, collision rate is not included in the methodology. Intersections with the same number and severity of crashes share the same ranking.

PBOT will investigate locations on the Pedestrian and Bicycle lists that do not already have a proposed or funded project.

This report 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 analyzed the data and prepared the resulting report.

8/3/2018