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The City of Portland, Oregon

Portland Bureau of Transportation

Phone: 503-823-5185

Fax: 503-823-7576

1120 SW Fifth Ave, Suite 1331, Portland, OR 97204

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Safer Streets: New Signals and Beacons

Installing new traffic signals at night

What is it?

Traffic signals and crossing beacons are a vital way of increasing safety and preventing crashes. PBOT evaluates intersections to decide what engineering can make street crossings safer for everyone.

How does it make a difference?

On our widest and busiest streets, people need a signal to safely cross the road. Rapid flashing beacons and traffic signals reduce pedestrian crashes by about 45%.

Priority locations:

Tier 1 priorities in PedPDX: Portland’s Citywide Pedestrian Master Plan, based on the following factors:

- Pedestrian crash history
- Distance from another protected crossing
- Ability to increase access to transit stops
- Alignment with city equity goals
- Traffic speed and crossing distance
- Proximity to schools, community centers, businesses, and key services

 New Signals and Beacons

E Burnside Street at 24th Avenue

NE 114th Avenue at Halsey Street

SE 105th Avenue at Stark Street

SE 105th Avenue at Washington Street

SE César E Chávez Boulevard at Francis Street

TOTAL New Signals and Beacons: $5 million