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Stay home. Save lives. Portland enters phase 1 of reopening.

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Nonprofits may apply to Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) to hang banners on city streetlights to promote special events that are open to the public, non-political, and have a direct civic benefit. Certain conditions apply. Banner permits cost $110 with an additional fee of $1 per pole.
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Investigations by traffic engineers for non-urgent safety concerns related to pedestrians, people biking or taking transit, speeding drivers, speed limits in general, traffic safety around schools, visibility, signage, signal timing. The 823-SAFE team at the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT).
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Call Portland Bureau of Transportation’s (PBOT) 24/7 maintenance dispatch to report any problems with school zone flashing beacons.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.