Your GPS and cell phone signals are providing traffic data for
the Oregon Department of Transportation. Through a Washington company called
INRIX, half the vehicles on the road in Portland are providing traffic data
everywhere they go. Now, traffic engineers can easily identify the most
congested spots in Portland.
These trouble spots were identified in "Traffic – Where NOT
to Drive", a
recent piece in the Portland Tribune. They are
all over the city, so the odds are good that many Portland commuters encounter
at least one of these intersections daily.
the most congested intersections are also the most dangerous for pedestrians
These intersections are in designated “High Crash
Corridors”. This means there is a high concentration of
motor vehicle accidents with serious injuries or fatalities – and that the city
of Portland is taking steps to improve the safety of these areas.
• SE Foster at I-205 Interchange
• SW Barbur Boulevard at
• SE Powell Boulevard at