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What’s good for our forests and planet can also be good for our jobs, communities, and the economy. That’s why we’re writing this together—an ex-Democratic political operative and an ex-Republican staff member who want to see mass timber flourish.
ConorBronsdon
October 8, 2020, 12pm PDT
The Get Moving 2020 transportation plan will face voters in thee Portland, Oregon region in November.
KGW
September 28, 2020, 8am PDT
A heated dispute over a $5 billion Metro transportation funding ballot measure has erupted between climate activists and a group representing Portland's big business interests.
The Portland Mercury
September 24, 2020, 10am PDT
A fitness tracking app reports dramatic increases in bike ridership since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic.
Bloomberg CityLab
September 17, 2020, 9am PDT
BikePortland publisher and editor-in-chief Jonathan Maus took a ride along two new neighborhood greenways to report on successes and opportunities for continued improvement.
BikePortland
September 6, 2020, 11am PDT
Faulted for lack of attention to pedestrian and bike advocates, the Oregon Department of Transportation will soon have opportunities to redeem itself.
The Oregonian
September 1, 2020, 10am PDT
The regional transit agency for Portland, Oregon is working on a development plan that would drastically multiple the planning considerations at a local transit station.
Bike Portland
August 27, 2020, 8am PDT
The majority of pedestrian master plans consider how to make equitable walking infrastructure. Less than half of plans implement strategies to address the fact that people of color are disproportionately represented in pedestrian fatalities.
Streetsblog USA
August 23, 2020, 11am PDT
The City Observatory used American Community Survey from the U.S. Census to compare the segregation of the largest U.S. cities. Portland is the most integrated American city; Detroit is the most segregated U.S. city.
City Observatory
August 12, 2020, 8am PDT
The Portland Residential Infill Project is expected for approval by the Portland City Council today, culminating a six year process that became more and more ambitious with every iteration.
Sightline Institute
August 6, 2020, 9am PDT
Multnomah County is planning to spend $825 million to replace the Burnside Bridge, which engineers say is unlikely to withstand the force of a large eathquake.
The Oregonian
July 24, 2020, 5am PDT
Bike share data from six U.S. cities offer insight into how Americans have changed travel patterns during the pandemic.
Citymetric
July 5, 2020, 11am PDT
The I-5 Rose Quarter project has proven controversial throughout the study and planning process, and now it's losing key local political support.
The Oregonian
June 23, 2020, 9am PDT
A new approach to public safety is in the works in Portland.
TriMet
June 17, 2020, 8am PDT
High-speed rail advocates in the Pacific Northwest are pushing for a high-speed link between Vancouver, Seattle, and Portland to be part of future economic stimulus spending in the United States.
The Urbanist
June 15, 2020, 11am PDT
These two Western states did something that none of the 20 other states in the nation going the wrong way in the pandemic have yet to do: they paused their reopening plans due to rising coronavirus infections and hospitalizations.
Politico
April 26, 2020, 7am PDT
Successful urban highway deconstruction projects have swapped highways for boulevards and saw economic, public health, and urban design benefits. Will more cities opt for highway removal programs over reconstruction?
Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
April 19, 2020, 11am PDT
Disability rights advocates and people who rely on public transit put pressure on Mayor Jenny Durkan to develop a plan for pedestrian access to coronavirus testing centers in Seattle.
The Seattle Times
March 9, 2020, 8am PDT
The portion of Portland's Comprehensive Plan devoted to missing middle housing spurred a lawsuit that held up the plan until January of this year.
City of Portland
February 13, 2020, 12pm PST
A former industrial site on the edge of Portland, Oregon's urban core is planned with major urbanism ambitions.
UrbanLand