Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) installed “left turn calming” in our neighborhood at SE Flavel Street & 52nd Avenue. This is a new tool that PBOT is piloting to improve safety on our streets for people walking, biking, and driving!
Left turns by people driving are one of the most common ways pedestrians are hit and killed in Portland. Left turn calming uses small rubber speed bumps or flexible posts to slow turning speeds and improve left-turning drivers’ view of the crosswalk. Some locations also address right-turning movements.