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Vision Zero Progress

Download a printable PDF of the Quarter 3 Actions Summary

Vision Zero is the goal to eliminate traffic deaths and serious injuries by 2025. The spreadsheet below provides a snapshot of Portland’s work to achieve this goal using the 32 actions identified in the Vision Zero Action Plan adopted by City Council on December 2015.

An annual report will provide a more detailed look at progress and include information on crashes. Quarterly Vision Zero reports do not include crash data.

More information:

Clay Veka, Portland Bureau of Transportation

Highlights from the third quarter include:

  • With guidance from the Vision Zero Task Force, PBOT has selected segments of SE 92nd Ave., NE 102nd Ave., and outer SE Stark Street for near-term safety redesigns; this work will be funded in part by local recreational marijuana tax revenue.
  • ODOT is prioritizing data processing for deadly and serious injury crashes, with a lower priority on processing crashes that result only in property damage. This will help Portland continue to focus resources on streets that need them most.
  • A vendor presented to City of Portland staff on the latest truck safety retrofit options. The Bureau of Planning and Sustainability is exploring a pilot project to install and gain experience with sideguards, protective equipment that blocks the side gaps between front and rear wheels on garbage and recycling trucks to prevent deaths when side impacts occur with pedestrians and cyclists.

Summary of third quarter 2017: