Every intersection, and certain midblock locations, are legal crosswalks in Oregon (ORS 801.220). Crosswalks vary in their design; some are unmarked, while others have stop lines, median islands, rapid flashing beacons or other elements that can improve safety.
This page provides information about how to submit requests for review of non-urgent safety concerns related to pedestrians, people biking or taking transit, speeding drivers, speed limits, traffic safety around schools, visibility, signage, and signal timing.
Report a streetlight outage, a light going on and off (cycling), a streetlight that's on during the day, vandalism, or any other problem with a streetlight. The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) relies on reports like yours to fix issues with our 55,000 streetlights.
Call Portland Bureau of Transportation’s (PBOT) 24/7 maintenance dispatch to report problems with traffic signals, including physical damage, burnt out signal heads, problems detecting cars or bikes in the intersection, or any other immediate risks.
Request new streetlights from the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT). Our Signals and Street Lighting team processes requests and puts them on a waitlist. As funding becomes available, these are prioritized based on numerous factors. PBOT doesn't have adequate funding to approve all requests.
The Portland Bureau of Transportation oversees the placement and installation of stop signs to provide for the safe, sustainable and efficient movement of people and goods. Safety is the primary factor of consideration in stop sign placement.
Streetlight shields may be installed on a case-by-case basis when a streetlight shines directly into a home. Requests are evaluated by the Signal and Street Lighting team at the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT). Installation is not guaranteed.
PBOT collects 24-hour counts of vehicles and vehicle speeds information on a variety of Portland streets. From this data we can do studies of traffic trends for specific projects such as new construction or to analyze speeding trends for traffic calming.