At the Portland Bureau of Transportation’s request, the Oregon Department of Transportation has updated the speed limit on SE Powell Boulevard. The new speed limit is 30 mph from 400 feet west of 7th Avenue to 174th Avenue. The City’s map of speed limits will be updated soon to show this new speed limit.
The reduced speed limit supports the City of Portland’s Vision Zero goal to eliminate traffic deaths and serious injuries. Speed is a factor in nearly half of deadly crashes that occur in Portland. Lower speeds result in fewer crashes. When crashes occur, lower speeds make it more likely that people will survive (see image below).
If you have questions or concerns about this change, please contact PBOT at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (503) 823-5831.