Pedestrian Safety Beacons Added to East Portland Intersections

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As part of the Vision Zero initiative to eliminate deaths and serious injuries on Portland’s roads, 24 new rapid flash beacons will be added to intersections.

The rapid flash beacons are installed to improve safety for pedestrians crossing busy Portland streets.

Two have been installed so far at Northeast 102nd Avenue and Skidmore Street, and Southeast 122nd Avenue and Lincoln Street.

The solar powered LED beacons flash yellow when a pedestrian pushes a button, signaling drivers to stop to allow people to cross safely.

The beacons will continue to be installed later this summer and fall.

The rest of them will be added to the following intersections:

  • NE Glisan & 117th Ave
  • NE Glisan & west of 130th Pl
  • NE Halsey & 136th Pl
  • NE Weidler & 106th Ave
  • NE/SE 122nd & Boise St
  • NE/SE 122nd & Russell St
  • SE Division & 107th Ave
  • SE Division & 165th Ave
  • SE Stark & 142nd Ave
  • SE Stark & 151st Ave
  • NE Halsey & 106th Ave
  • SE Division & 115th Ave
  • SE Division & 132nd Ave
  • SE Division & 142nd/143rd Ave
  • SE Powell & 130th Ave
  • NE Glisan & 128th Ave
  • SE Division & 139th
  • NE Sandy & 79th Ave
  • NE Sandy & 85th Ave
  • NE Sandy & 91st/92nd Ave
  • SE Stark & 155th/156th Ave
  • SE 82nd between Division & Harrison St
  • SE Division & 157th

We hope to see more safety improvements added to dangerous intersections to reduce the number of traffic fatalities and injuries.