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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: Lighting Portland for Safety

Street lights on Weidler

What is it?

Portland’s High Crash Network makes up 8% of Portland’s streets and is where 57% of serious injuries crashes and fatalities occur. Using a data-driven Vision Zero approach, PBOT has identified street lighting as a critical improvement to make these streets safer. Recent analysis indicates a number of our High Crash Network streets in some of our most diverse neighborhoods lack adequate street lighting. In addition, public engagement work by PBOT has found that people of color feel less safe walking on poorly lit streets.

How does it make a difference?

No matter how you travel, better lighting improves visibility for everyone and can significantly reduce fatalities and injuries.

Priority locations:

- High Crash Network streets in the Vision Zero Action Plan based on fatalities and serious injuries
- Streets wider than 48 feet
- Streets with bus service
- Streets with lighting on only one side
- Alignment with city equity goals

  Lighting Portland for Safety

NE Glisan Street (102nd to 162nd)

NE Killingsworth Street (42nd to Portland Highway)

SE 122nd Avenue (Stark to Powell)

SE Stark Street (122nd to 162nd)

SW Capitol Highway / 49th Avenue (Barbur to Stephenson)

TOTAL Street Lighting: $4.5 million