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East Portland Rapid Flash Beacon Project

The East Portland Rapid Flash Beacon Project will improve pedestrian and bicycle crossing safety at 17 arterial intersections in outer eastside Portland.
Rapid Flash Beacon project map
Summer 2014 to Summer 2015
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Project Background                       

Rapid Flash Beacon

Portland is a Vision Zero city. We believe the death or serious injury of even one person on Portland roadways is one too many. That’s why we are actively working to identify and improve safety in East Portland and across the city.

The project implements safety improvement recommendations from the East Portland in Motion (EPIM) Plan, adopted by City Council in 2011. EPIM is a five-year implementation strategy for enhancing active transportation in neighborhoods east of 82nd Ave that identified over 80 priority construction projects and programs. Funding for the Rapid Flash Beacon Project comes from a grant from the State of Oregon through representative Shemia Fagan.

Project Components

View an interactive map of Rapid Flash Beacons in East Portland.

Phase I: Completed summer of 2014

Upgrade five existing median island crossings with rapid flash beacons:

  • SE Foster Rd & 120th
  • NE Glisan & 141st
  • SE Stark St & 113th Ave
  • SE 122nd Ave & Stephens
  • SE 122nd & Oregon

Phase II: Constructed summer of 2015

Construct 12 new crossings with median islands or curb extensions that include rapid flash beacons:

  • SE 122nd Ave & Boise St
  • SE Division St & 107th Ave
  • SE Division St & 165th Ave
  • SE Stark St & 142nd Ave
  • SE Stark St & 151st Ave
  • NE Glisan St & 117th Ave
  • NE Glisan & 130th place
  • NE Weidler & 106th Ave
  • NE Halsey & 136th Place
  • NE 122nd & Russell
  • NE 102nd Ave Wygant
  • NE Halsey & 106th Ave (to be constructed in conjunction with park improvements)

Planning Documents