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Transportation Safety Action Plan

The Oregon Transportation Safety Action Plan (TSAP) provides long-term goals, policies and strategies and near-term actions to eliminate deaths and life-changing injuries on Oregon's transportation system. The TSAP serves as the unifying framework for transportation safety planning in Oregon; identifying key safety needs and guiding safety investments in infrastructure and behavior programs to meet those needs. The TSAP also serves as the State of Oregon's Strategic Highway Safety Plan, a document required by federal law.

​Hundreds of thousands of Oregonians travel safely to and from work, recreation, and excursions on a daily basis. Even so, hundreds of people die, and thousands receive life altering injuries every year on Oregon's transportation system. The TSAP aims to eliminate these tragedies. The TSAP is a strategic safety plan for all users, all roadways, and all agencies in Oregon.

The broad reach of the plan is matched by the broad array of partners that will need to commit to implementing the plan's policies, programs and projects to save lives and prevent injuries. These partners include, but are not limited to:

  • State, regional, tribal, county and city agencies;
  • Transportation planning and engineering organizations;
  • Enforcement agencies;
  • Emergency medical service providers;
  • Education providers;
  • Public health agencies;
  • Safety advocacy groups;
  • Private employers; and
  • You—the traveling public. ​

The TSAP is the framework for engaging residents, employers, planners, engineers, enforcement agencies, emergency medical service providers, and other interested parties across the state in improving transportation safety in Oregon.

The TSAP serves as the foundation for the integration of behavioral and engineering safety practices into all aspects of planning, programming and policy activities throughout Oregon. The TSAP supports a culture of safety on the transportation system by:

  • Reviewing past, current, and predicted safety trends;
  • Developing safety goals, objectives, measures, and targets; 
  • Identifying transportation programs and projects to achieve results,;
  • Monitoring and evaluating system performance.

​The Implementation Work Program describes a framework for implementing the actions listed under Emphasis Areas within the Oregon Transportation Safety Action Plan (TSAP). The Emphasis Areas include specific actions that serve as near term strategies to maximize the benefit of safety investments. The implementation of these actions will also contribute to the success of the longer term TSAP goals, policies, and strategies.

The primary goal of the program is to track the status of each action and the activities associated with each action. Monitoring and evaluation ensures actions will be assigned to responsible parties, appropriate data will be collected regarding those actions’ completion, and a feedback loop is in place so that leadership and interested partners are informed of their status. ODOT has been working towards setting up the process described in the Implementation Work Program, the process should be finalized and underway towards the end of 2023 or early part of 2024.​

​This website will be updated throughout the project, providing informational updates, materials and notices of partnership engagement opportunities. 

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​The Vulnerable Road User Assessment assesses the safety performance with respect to vulnerable road users and outlines the state’s plan to improve the safety of vulnerable road users. It must be data-driven, incorporate the Safe System Approach, and comply with guidance issued by FHWA. The assessment is due November 15, 2023.

All States are required to develop a Vulnerable Road User Safety Assessment as part of their Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) in accordance with 23 U.S.C. 148(l). As defined by FHWA, vulnerable road users include people who walk, bike, and use personal conveyances.

​2023 Vulnerable Road User Assessment

Oregon’s Vulnerable Road User Assessment describes the current state of safety for people walking and bicycling in the state and assesses the safety in high risk areas by considering crash history and risk factors associated with an increase in crashes. It encourages safety partners and the public to implement a program of projects and strategies – based on the Safe System Approach – to reduce the frequency and severity of crashes involving vulnerable road users.​

​The 2023 interactive web mapping tool identifies risk areas (from low to high) for target facilities, statewide, within a specified jurisdiction or geographic region.  Link scores represent a blend of crash history (20%) and risk factors (80%) related to pedestrian and bicyclist safety as outlined in the Vulnerable Road User Assessment. Users can filter results based on area type, functional classification, county, city, specific risk factors, and crash history.  For further information on how the link risk scores were developed, please see the 2023 Vulnerable Road User Assessment.​

Vulnerable Road User Assessment Resources

Vulnerable Road User Safety Assessment Partners Workshop Presentation
Vulnerable Road User Safety Assessment Partners Workshop Summary

Federal Guidance

Vulnerable Road User Safety Assessment Guidance (​

Safe System Approach

Zero Deaths and Safe System | FHWA (​


Mary McGowan
Transportation Planner, Project Manager
ODOT Transportation Planning

Walt McAllister
Safe Communities Program Manager
DMV - Transportation Safety Office

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