Friday Transportation Seminar (PBOT Edition): A No-Crash Course in Vision Zero Data

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Friday, April 24, 2020, 11:30am to 12:30pm PDT
Anamaria Perez, Portland Bureau of Transportation
Free and open to the public
PDH: 1 | AICP: 1

Friday Transportation Seminars at Portland State University have been a tradition since 2000. You can join us online at 11:30 AM.

Periodically, we're teaming up with the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) to bring you special editions—featuring guest speakers from PBOT—merging our seminar series and the long-standing PBOT Lunch & LearnThis seminar is part one of a two-part series on Vision Zero. See part two with Matt Kelly.



Vision Zero was adopted unanimously by Portland City Council in 2015 with the goal of eliminating traffic deaths and serious injuries on Portland streets in a way that is equitable, accountable, and data-driven. But what does it mean to be data-driven? And should we stop there? 

In this presentation, learn how Portland’s Vision Zero Action Plan was developed and how the Vision Zero team is using data to move into a future where all Portlanders can travel safely, regardless of the travel mode they use. Explore the datasets used in Vision Zero implementation and the challenges that come with them. Learn about the projects where creativity and innovation play a critical role by stretching beyond what is traditionally thought of as transportation safety, including automated enforcement and citywide crash analysis. 


  • What it means to be data-driven vs data-informed, especially in a long-term program setting 
  • What datasets the PBOT Vision Zero team uses for program implementation
  • Data limitations and how to stay aware of them


Anamaria Perez, Portland Bureau of Transportation

Anamaria Perez is a Vision Zero Data Analyst at the City of Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT). She conducts crash and safety analysis to advance the Vision Zero program, supports planners and project managers on safety, and creates innovation around how PBOT thinks about data. Leading her work with integrity as one of her core values, Anamaria is an advocate for transportation, environmental, and mobility justices. She holds a B.S. in Meteorology from San Jose State University and an M.S. in Environmental Management and a GIS Certification from the University of San Francisco.


This 60-minute seminar is eligible for 1 hour of professional development credit for AICP (see our provider summary). We provide an electronic attendance certificate for other types of certification maintenance.


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