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Portland Bureau of Transportation

Phone: 503-823-5185

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Actions: Education + Accountability

Vision Zero will leverage community resources and assets by mobilizing existing and new forms of community engagement. These include the creation of outreach groups such as Street Teams—formed to carry out Vision Zero education and outreach teams in neighborhoods—and partnering with existing organizations such as Safe Routes to Schools.

A community grant program (Action EA.7) will support the work of community members to help shape and improve the most dangerous streets that travel through their neighborhoods.

EA.1 Conduct multi-component education campaigns to build public awareness and leverage Vision Zero actions PBOT, PF&R, other City bureaus, community partners Number of multi-component campaigns conducted compared to prior years
EA.2 Form agency-led “street teams” that engage people driving, walking, biking and taking transit to raise awareness of Vision Zero and moving safely through Portland PBOT, other City bureaus, community partners Number of street team events held in Communities of Concern

Number of street team events held citywide
EA.3 Develop targeted engagement for middle and high school students in traffic safety through the Safe Routes to School program, with a focus on empowering youth leadership to promote safe transportation in their own school communities, prioritizing Communities of Concern PBOT, community partners Number of students involved in traffic safety programs, in Portland at large and in Communities of Concern
EA.4 Regularly cross-check trauma data from the Oregon Health Authority against Oregon Department of Transportation crash data to identify demographic patterns (age, race/ethnicity), geographic patterns, and misreporting or under-reporting of serious injury crashes PBOT, PPB, OHA, ODOT Frequency of cross-checks between trauma (OHA) and ODOT crash data

Percentage of unmatched records in both OHA and ODOT data sets for serious injury crashes
EA.5 Improve timeliness of deadly and serious crash data processing and reporting PBOT, PPB, ODOT Period of time between end of year and when deadly and serious injury crash data have been processed and reported
EA.6 Include review of traffic crash data, equity data, and traffic safety performance at monthly Portland Bureau of Transportation and Portland Police Bureau Traffic Division meetings PBOT, PPB Occurrence of monthly meetings
EA.7 Create a community grant program to support a variety of safety-related efforts, including but not limited to street design visioning, outreach and education, and collaborative safety improvements in Communities of Concern within the High Crash Network PBOT, City Council, community partners Number of community grants awarded in Communities of Concern

Number of community grants awarded citywide
EA.8 Secure increased funding and personnel to staff timely investigation of deadly crashes PPB Increased funding and personnel for investigation of fatal crashes
EA.9 Improve data collection on speed, impairment, and distraction at serious and deadly crashes PPB, ODOT Percentage of serious and fatal crashes for which speeding was examined/investigated

Percentage of serious and fatal crashes for which impairment was examined/ investigated

Percentage of serious and fatal crashes for which distracted driving was examined/investigated
Abbreviations key
DMV Oregon Department of Motor Vehicles
ODOT Oregon Department of Transportation
OHA Oregon Health Authority
PBOT Portland Bureau of Transportation
PF&R Portland Fire & Rescue
PPB Portland Police Bureau









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