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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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Traffic Safety Resources

How does PBOT select marked crosswalk locations? How can people biking get a green light? What is the purpose of a stop sign?

These and other topics are addressed below.

2015 Traffic Safety Report

Crash trends, contributing factors, safety initiatives and how PBOT gauges progress

PBOT programs and services

Crosswalk education and enforcement actions reinforce safe behavior

SmartTrips offers advice for traveling in Portland

Traffic safety concerns can be reported to PBOT

Vision Zero seeks to end all traffic deaths and serious injuries

Yard Sign Lender program supports safety messaging

Understanding signs, signals, cameras, and other safety tools

Crash data



Getting a green light while biking

Pedestrian hybrid beacons (formerly called HAWK signals)

Rapid flashing beacons

Red light safety cameras

Road reorganizations

Speed limits

Speed safety cameras

Stop signs

Work zone detours

Crossing streets in Portland

Safety advice in multiple languages

Using crosswalks while driving

Walking across streets safely


More information on safety

Driver education for immigrants and refugees

Etiquette for driving and biking

Presentation on walking safely

Safety videos

Skateboarding in Portland

Driver Safety Education

Hands-on and classroom driver safety training.