Portland Looking for Ways to Speed Up Buses, Protect Pedestrians

Freeing buses from congestion and protecting pedestrians from speeding cars are two of the goals expressed by the Central City in Motion planning process.
March 21, 2018, 9am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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The Portland Bureau of Transportation is looking for ideas about how to speed up buses around the city as part of its Central City in Motion plan.

"[The] Portland Bureau of Transportation posted an interactive map Monday as part of its long-awaited Central City in Motion plan, an effort officials say focuses on speeding up buses on both sides of the Willamette River, creating new 'low-stress bikeways' and making pedestrian crossings safer," reports Andrew Theen.

According to Theen, the Portland Bureau of Transportation has the money to spend on dedicated bus lanes, separated bikeways, and pedestrian crossings. The Central City in Motion plan is a component of the ongoing Central City 2035 plan. The article has more background on the planning approach reflected in the Central City in Motion plan (hint: it's not a car-centric approach).

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Published on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 in The Oregonian
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