High Crash Network Streets and Intersections

Portland's highest-crash streets and intersections in low-income communities and communities of color receive priority for investments in safety.

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Map of Portland's High Crash Network. Top 30 high crash streets are shown in orange on a gray backrground.
High Crash Network streets and intersections in Portland. High Crash Network streets make up 8 percent of Portland streets but account for more than half of traffic deaths.

High Crash Network Streets

Alphabetical by street name

Street & Quadrant(s)High # Driving CrashesHigh # Pedestrian CrashesHigh # Biking Crashes
102nd Avenue, NE----
122nd Avenue, NE/SE
4th Avenue, SW----
7th Avenue, SE----
82nd Avenue, NE/SE
92nd Avenue, NE/SE----
Airport Way, NE----  
Barbur Boulevard, SW----
Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway, SW----
Broadway, NE/NW/SW
Burnside Road, E/W
Capitol Highway, SW----
César E. Chávez Boulevard, NE/SE----
Columbia Boulevard, N/NE----
Division Street, SE
Foster Road, SE
Fremont Street, N/NE--
Glisan Street, NE
Halsey Street, NE--
Hawthorne Boulevard, SE--
Holgate Boulevard, SE
Interstate Avenue, N----
Killingsworth Street, N/NE
Lombard Street, N/NE
Marine Drive, N/NE----
Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, NE/SE--
Powell Boulevard, SE
Sandy Boulevard, SE/NE
Stark Street, SE
Terwilliger Boulevard, SW----

High Crash Network Streets Methodology

The High Crash Network includes 30 streets. These are a composite of the top 20 high crash streets for driving, the top 20 for bicycling and the top 20 for walking. The analysis uses crash data from 2004 through 2013.

Streets marked as "High # of Driving Crashes" are those with the highest number of people killed or seriously injured in vehicles. Streets marked as having high numbers of bicycle or pedestrian crashes include those with the highest number of crashes, regardless of severity, for people on bikes and walking, respectively.

While the aim of Vision Zero is to eliminate deadly and serious injury crashes, we include all crashes for people biking and pedestrians because the difference between a minor injury and a serious injury to a person biking or pedestrian is often random and circumstantial.


High Crash Network Intersections

The tables below identify the intersections in Portland with the highest numbers of reported collisions overall and for pedestrians and people biking from 2012 through 2016.

Rankings for the overall list reflect three metrics: total number of crashes, collision rate, and total value of collisions. Pedestrian and biking rankings are based on the total number of crashes, then by severity.

For more details, view the methodology below or download the full report.

Overall Intersections

Ranked in order of least safe to most safe

RankIntersectionTotal CrashesDeathsSerious InjuriesModerate InjuriesMinor InjuriesCollision Rate
1SE 122nd Avenue & Stark Street11513151731.25
2SE 82nd Avenue & Powell Boulevard13802121961.07
3SE 122nd Avenue & Division Street11503181541.05
4NE 122nd Avenue & Glisan Street9903261271.08
5SE 92nd Avenue & Holgate Boulevard631711781.39
6SE 122nd Avenue & Powell Boulevard8703141251.15
7SE 148th Avenue & Stark Street8404181021.32
8SE 136th Avenue & Powell Boulevard750221911.37
9NE 122nd Avenue & Halsey Street9208171310.83
10SE 174th Avenue & Powell Boulevard670012971.26
11SE 82nd Avenue & Division Street810491100.88
12NE 82nd Avenue & Glisan Street661114790.81
13NE 102nd Avenue & Halsey Street650418691.07
14NE 82nd Avenue & Fremont Street521021691.04
15SE 92nd Avenue & Powell Boulevard7901171050.80
16SE 148th Avenue & Division Street581612740.79
17SE Division Street & I-205 southbound ramp69029840.91
18SE 174th Avenue & Division Street610314720.95
19NE Glisan Street & I-205 northbound ramp750414850.76
20SE Foster Road / 96th Avenue / I-205 northbound ramp580011621.08
21NE Marine Drive & 33rd Avenue470421391.61
22SE 110th Avenue / 111th Avenue / Foster Road550315661.04
23NE 102nd Avenue & Glisan Street670011870.76
24E Burnside Street & 148th Avenue371318461.06
25SE César E. Chávez & Powell boulevards621326730.52
26E Burnside Street & 122nd Avenue550120640.85
27NE Columbia Boulevard / Killingsworth Street / I-205 southbound ramp690028910.56
28SE 112th Avenue & Powell Boulevard480113590.98
29SE 82nd Avenue & Flavel Street441011510.74
30Burnside Street & 82nd Avenue530011660.80

Pedestrian Intersections

Ranked in order of least safe to most safe

RankIntersectionPedestrian Crashes (# of incidents)Deaths (# of people)Injuries (# of people)
1NW 3rd Avenue & Burnside Street707
1E Woodward Street & 82nd Avenue707
1SE Powell Boulevard & 136th Avenue707
4NE Glisan Street & 82nd Avenue615
5N Denver Avenue & Lombard Street608
6SE 122nd Avenue & Holgate Boulevard606
7SE 142nd Avenue & Division Street515
8NE Alberta Street & Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard514
9N Columbia Way & Fessenden Street506
10W Burnside Street & 2nd Avenue505
10W Burnside Street & 20th Place505
10W Burnside Street & 21st Avenue505
10SE César E. Chávez Boulevard & Belmont Street505
10SE César E. Chávez & Hawthorne boulevards505
10SE Powell Boulevard & 31st Avenue505
10N Interstate Avenue & Lombard Street505
10NE 82nd Avenue & Jonesmore Street505
10NE Glisan Street & I-205 northbound ramp505
10SE Division Street & 101st Avenue505
10SW 4th Avenue & Columbia Street505

Bicycle Intersections

Ranked in order of least safe to most safe

RankIntersectionBicycle Crashes (# of incidents)Deaths (# of people)Injuries (# of people)
1SE Hawthorne Boulevard & 7th Avenue909
1SE Hawthorne Boulevard & 11th Avenue909
3NE Couch Street & Grand Avenue908
4N Broadway & Wheeler/Flint avenues707
5N Broadway & Ross Avenue606
5NE Broadway & Victoria Avenue606
5NE Broadway & 1st Avenue606
5N Interstate Avenue & Lombard Street606
5SE Holgate Boulevard & 92nd Avenue606
10Glisan Street & 122nd Avenue605
11SW Madison Street & 3rd Avenue514
12N Broadway & Larrabee Avenue505
12NW Broadway & Flanders Street505
12NE Lloyd & Martin Luther King Jr. boulevards505
12NE Weidler Street & 21st Avenue505
12SE 26th Avenue & Powell Boulevard505
12N Lombard Street & I-5 ramp505
12SE 122nd Avenue & Kelly Street505
19NW Broadway & Everett Street504
19SE 7th Avenue & Salmon Street504

High Crash Network Intersections Methodology

High Crash Intersections reflect locations with the highest number of reported deadly and injury crashes in the five-year period from January 2012 through December 2016.

The overall list includes only deadly and injury crashes (property damage only crashes are excluded from the list). Intersections have been identified and prioritized by number, severity and frequency of deadly and injury crashes.

The lists for pedestrians and people biking includes the 20 intersections with the highest number of pedestrian crashes and the 20 intersections with the highest number of bicycle crashes. These lists include all pedestrian and bicycle crashes, including property damage only, since property damage only crashes involving pedestrians and bicycle riders are rare.

Overall List

Each intersection was ranked based on the three metrics below in the five-year period from 2012 to 2016. The rankings for each metric were added together and sorted in ascending order to create an index that ranks our high crash locations. Two High Crash Intersection Listings are provided, one sorted by ranking and one sorted alphabetically. There are 4 new locations on this year's list that we will evaluate for improvements.

  1. Number of Deadly and Injury Crashes: This is the number of deadly and injury crashes coded to an intersection within the five-year period from January 1, 2012 to December 31, 2016.
  2. Collision Rate: Number of crashes coded to an intersection are normalized by considering the number of cars traveling through the intersection. The calculation for the collision rate (collisions per million entering vehicles) is: Collision Rate = (Crashes/5 years) X (1 year/365 days) X (1/ADT*) X 1,000,000. Note: ADT (average daily traffic) is the number of vehicles entering the intersection daily.
  3. Severity of Crashes: Severity of crashes is represented by the total economic value of a crash, figured by assigning monetary value to the severity of crash related injuries. The value of each crash is figured by multiplying the number of crash related fatalities and/or injury types by the values below. The number of fatalities and injuries are sustained injuries, not number of crashes. Monetary values are obtained from the National Safety Council (2015.) Total Value = # Fatals* Fatal $ + # Inj A* Inj A $ + # Inj B* Inj B $ + # In C* Inj C $
Fatal valueInjury A valueInjury B valueInjury C value
$1,550,000$90,000$26,000$21,000
Pedestrian and Bicycle Lists

Each intersection was ranked based on total number and severity of pedestrian-involved or bicycle-involved crashes. Due to limited data, collision rate is not included in the methodology. Intersections with the same number and severity of crashes share the same ranking.

This report is compiled from data supplied by the Oregon Department of Transportation, Transportation Safety Division, Crash Analysis and Reporting Unit, from records originally received by the Oregon Department of Motor Vehicles. Due to under-reporting of collisions, this list should not be considered to represent all collisions occurring at the intersections listed. The City of Portland, Bureau of Transportation analyzed the data and prepared the resulting report.