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City of Portland Standard Drawings
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.
When installed as part of a toolkit of street design elements, medians can improve safety and support nearby businesses.

Stop Sign Overview

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 shield

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.

Traffic Counts

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.
Helping people see each other at intersections can improve safety for everyone.
Rapid Flashing Beacons are installed at crossings to make drivers more aware of pedestrians. When people push the button, yellow lights begin flashing. When not in use, the lights remain dark.