This is a plan developed by Portlanders,
Thank you to the Vision Zero Task Force and community members for helping to develop and shape this plan.
Achieving Vision Zero’s goals are dependent upon available funding to implement the City of Portland’s strategic policy choices, made in its judgment—in collaboration with its community partners—to best address the factors most often linked to causing traffic violence. Achieving optimal performance of each action under Vision Zero is dependent upon available funding from the City of Portland and other participating governmental agencie
In compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, it is the policy of the City of Portland that no person shall be excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of or be subjected to discrimination in any City program, service, or activity on the grounds of race, color, national origin, or disability. To help ensure access to City programs, services, and activities, the City of Portland reasonably: provides language translation and interpretation for limited English proficiency individuals; modifies policies and procedures; and provides auxiliary aids, services and/or alternative formats to persons with disabilities. To request an accommodation, modification, translation, interpretation, or language service; to file a complaint; or for additional information or questions on Civil Rights Title VI (race, color, national origin protections) and ADA Title II (protections for people with disabilities) matters (nondiscrimination in public City programs, services, activities) please call 503.823.5185, TTY at 503.823.6868, Oregon Relay Service at 711,
or email VisionZero@portlandoregon.gov.
Funding for this Vision Zero Action Plan has been provided in part by the Oregon Department of Transportation Safety Division and the Federal Highway Administration. Thank you for the generous support.
Letter from the
One death on Portland’s streets is one too many. Portland families deserve safe streets on which to walk, bike, operate mobility devices, access transit, and drive. Since 2010, serious traffic-related injuries have increased in Portland, with almost half of all fatalities involving people who walk or bike. This is unacceptable, and most importantly, preventable.
With the Vision Zero Action Plan, the Portland Bureau of Transportation has set a goal of eliminating all traffic deaths and serious injuries by 2025. Vision Zero is an international movement, designed to improve the safety and well-being of our communities. Other cities across the nation have implemented their own Vision Zero Action Plans and have seen a reduction in traffic deaths. Based on their success, we know there are measures we can take to reduce and eliminate the serious injuries and deaths that occur on our streets.
Through better street design, education, and public involvement, we will make Portland more accessible and safe for everyone. Together we will save lives and ensure the well-being of future generations.
Commissioner Steve Novick
City of Portland, Oregon