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PBOT presents Vision Zero fatalities report and action plan to City Council on Wednesday

The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) will present two reports on traffic safety to the Portland City Council on Wednesday.

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PBOT Vision Zero April 2024 Newsletter

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News Release: PBOT offers discounts on taxi, Uber and Lyft rides to encourage Portlanders to take a Safe Ride Home on St. Patrick's Day weekend

City program offers discounted travel options for holiday revelers, March 15-18

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PBOT Vision Zero February 2024 Newsletter

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Latest design for 82nd Avenue incorporates public feedback, improves safety and supports business access and neighborhood livability

Learn more and suggest refinements in an online survey and at upcoming outreach events

Plans include trees, pedestrian crossings, and new street pavement, improving livability and safety while preserving access to businesses

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Commissioner Mapps unveils third phase of Fixing Our Streets, the popular transportation program that provides critical maintenance and safety services

Commissioner will take proposal to City Council in January, recommending referral to May ballot;
Voters approved a second phase of the popular transportation program by 77% in 2020

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PBOT Vision Zero December 2023 Newsletter

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Portland Vision Zero Action Plan Update 2023-25

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PBOT Vision Zero October 2023 Newsletter

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PBOT begins installing new safety cameras across Portland, a milestone for the city’s Vision Zero traffic safety program

The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT), in partnership with the Portland Police Bureau, is expanding the city’s use of cameras in traffic enforcement as part of the Vision Zero program to end traffic deaths.

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PBOT Vision Zero July/August 2023 Newsletter

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PBOT Vision Zero May 2023 Newsletter

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PBOT Vision Zero March 2023 Newsletter

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Why we say “crash” not “accident”

We’re inviting our community to change the way we talk about crashes, and in doing so, change the broad cultural perception that crashes are inevitable. A Vision Zero approach refuses to accept traffic violence as a byproduct of “just the way things are.” So, will you join us?

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PBOT urges the public to slow down, as speed, impairment keep pedestrian deaths at historic high level in Portland, across U.S. in 2022

Speed, impairment, and traveling on high crash corridors accounted for most traffic crashes. The 30 busy, multilane streets PBOT has identified as high crash corridors comprise less than 10% of city streets, but accounted for 70% percent of the traffic deaths last year.

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News Release: Portland and Seattle transportation agencies urge drivers to Slow the Flock Down!

A joint campaign between the Pacific Northwest's two largest cities uses humor to send an important safety message

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Alcohol remains a major factor in deadly Portland crashes

If you drink, it is safest to avoid driving and to help others do the same.

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PBOT urges the public to travel with care, as COVID-19 pandemic continues to contribute to unsafe travel behavior across the U.S., Portland

Deaths among houseless Portlanders present a rising challenge during the COVID-19 pandemic; Recent examples show PBOT's road redesigns are making city streets safer

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With the start of the school year, PBOT reminds the public that school routes are everywhere, urges Portlanders to 'drive like it'

With so many kids walking, biking and otherwise traveling on the city's sidewalks and streets, the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) is urging people driving to be especially careful and to drive with extra caution and attention. 

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