The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) is making improvements to pedestrian crossings and access to transit in order to reduce crashes, reduce speeds, and enhance existing bike facilities on a High Crash Corridor.
What's Happening Now
Striping on SW Capitol Highway is complete. New pedestrian crossing construction at SW Coronado and SW Dickinson is planned to take place in February 2021. Construction of these crossings were delayed due to additional civil design needs and delay due to Covid-19.
SW Capitol Highway has been identified as a High Crash Corridor on PBOT’s Vision Zero Network. Vision Zero is a top City of Portland transportation priority that aims to eliminate deadly and serious injuries from Portland’s streets. This vision includes improving safety so people feel comfortable walking, biking, and taking transit along all Portland streets.
Before the lane reconfiguration, between 13%-27% of people were driving 45 MPH or more here. That's 10 MPH over the speed limit. After the lane reconfiguration, between .4%-3.8% of people are driving 45 MPH or more.
$275,000 from PBOT Active Transportation and Safety Division and Marijuana Tax