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Portland Bureau of Transportation

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Quarter 1 2017 Actions Report

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April 2017

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.

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

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Clay Veka, Portland Bureau of Transportation

First quarter 2017 highlights

  • Outer SE Division: Several PBOT divisions are working in tandem on this dangerous stretch of road. We are redesigning the roadway to be safer, including center median and pedestrian islands and we are investing in education and outreach. With our community partners, APANO and Division-Midway Alliance, we have co-hosted a safety walk with 150 Chinese-speaking community members and a bilingual community workshop.
  • Safer speeds: Our Traffic Operations Division and the Maintenance Operations Group have been working to reduce speed limits on identified streets. On March 1st, City Council unanimously approved an emergency speed limit reduction on outer SE Division St from 35 to 30 MPH; on March 2nd our maintenance crews were on the street replacing the speed limit signs. Four speed safety cameras went live in March – two cameras on outer SE Division at 151st and two cameras on SE 122nd at Steele and Reedway. Top-end speeders, those traveling at 10 mph or more over posted speed, have decreased by 91% on SE 122nd Avenue and 71% on SE Division Street.
  • Safe Routes to School education: PBOT is partnering with the Timbers to bring traffic safety messaging to our schools, with a focus on safe driving with high school students. The first activity kicked off last week in Cully in the pouring rain, with 50 students, Commissioner Saltzman, Timbers goalie Jake Gleason, and Timber Joey.