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High Crash Network Streets and Intersections

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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 table below identifies the 30 intersections in Portland with the highest numbers of reported collisions using data from 2014 through 2018.

Intersections in the table are ordered from least safe to more safe. Rankings reflect three metrics: total number of crashes, collision rate, and total value of collisions.

The PDF document includes additional intersections and more information about each location.

RankIntersectionTotal Deadly & Injury CrashesDeathsSerious InjuriesModerate InjuriesMinor InjuriesCollision Rate
1SE 122nd Avenue & Stark Street66267910.72
2SE 82nd Avenue & Powell Boulevard*9202181320.71
3SE 148th Avenue & Stark Street471010580.74
4SE 122nd Avenue & Powell Boulevard*57029820.76
5NE 82nd Avenue & Fremont Street*40108530.80
6NE 99th Avenue & Glisan Street51005710.98
7SE 82nd Avenue & Flavel Street*43108510.72
8SE Foster Road / 96th Avenue / I-205 northbound ramp*510012610.95
8SE 136th Avenue & Powell Boulevard*480213580.88
9NE 102nd Avenue & Halsey Street500311530.83
10SE 122nd Avenue & Division Street69016950.63
11NE 102nd Avenue & Glisan Street58008790.66
11NE 122nd Avenue & Glisan Street59016820.64
12NE 82nd Avenue & Glisan Street*491610560.60
12SE Division Street & I-205 southbound ramp*530110640.70
13SE 92nd Avenue & Holgate Boulevard30154350.66
13SE 112th Avenue & Powell Boulevard*38018560.77
14NE Glisan Street & I-205 northbound ramp*570016780.58
15SE 92nd Avenue & Foster Road23104290.70
16SE 92nd Avenue & Powell Boulevard*500013730.51
17E Burnside Street & 148th Avenue32027400.96
18SE 174th Avenue & Powell Boulevard*39014470.73
19Ross Island Bridge & SW Naito Parkway ramp*36026430.72
20SE 92nd Avenue & Washington Street320113321.16
20SE 96th Drive / Division Street / I-205 northbound ramp*45015610.54
21SE 139th Avenue & Stark Street36028470.62
22NE 82nd Avenue & Sandy Boulevard*370010470.64
23NE 122nd Avenue & Halsey Street49039710.44
24E Burnside Street & 122nd Avenue40009470.62
25NE 148th Avenue & Glisan Street29044430.56
*Intersection includes one or more streets owned by Oregon Department of Transportation.

High Crash Network Intersections Details & Methodology

Crash data was queried from the Portland Bureau of Transportation's AccidentHistory database based on Oregon Department of Transportation crash data. Query output included the top 100 intersections in Portland with the highest number of intersection and intersection-related crashes that occurred between 2014 - 2018.

Only fatal and injury crashes (of all severity levels: serious, moderate, and minor) were included. Crashes selected occurred at intersections or were intersection-related only. All modes were considered as part of the overall High Crash Intersection analysis. Separate HCI lists for bicycle crashes and pedestrian crashes are to follow.

The top 100 intersections in the City of Portland with the highest frequency of crashes following the above criteria were selected and then ranked using the sum of rankings from three different measures:

  1. Number of Deadly and Injury Crashes: The intersections were first ranked by number of crashes that occurred within the 5-year time period as aggregated by the original database query. 
  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 using National Safety Council figures. 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. 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

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.