Portland's Vision Zero commitment
No person should die or be incapacitated from simply going about their day.
Vision Zero, the goal to eliminate traffic deaths and serious injuries, originated in Sweden in 1997 and made landfall in the U.S. in New York City in 2014.
Portland committed to this vision in the city’s original Vision Zero Action Plan (2016). We reaffirmed again in the Vision Zero Two-Year Update (2019) and in the Vision Zero Action Plan Update 2023-25.
Traffic deaths and serious injuries are preventable. We have the tools to reverse the trend of rising traffic violence. The Portland Bureau of Transportation is committed to using every tool we have to slow speeds, save lives, and build a culture of shared responsibility.