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The difference between a proposed RM2 zoning designation with off-street parking requirements, versus with the parking requirements is massive, according to this article.
Sightline Institute
October 10, 2019, 8am PDT
Portland will soon be spreading out the red carpet for buses.
BikePortland
October 9, 2019, 11am PDT
As the company plans to cease operations in a number of markets, carsharing’s future in the rapidly shifting world of mobility is unclear.
Smart Cities Dive
September 30, 2019, 10am PDT
Three years after passing a $256 million housing bond, city officials in Portland, Oregon, report that over 1,400 units of affordable housing will result from planned and completed projects.
The Oregonian
September 25, 2019, 11am PDT
A project to build a new bridge between Portland and Washington State, once scuttled by Washington lawmakers, now has an aggressive timeline. There was some financial pressure involved in getting the project to its current status.
The Oregonian
September 23, 2019, 7am PDT
Even a city with a sterling reputation for multi-modal transportation planning isn't making progress in removing carbon emissions from the local economy.
BikePortland
September 17, 2019, 8am PDT
In Portland, Oregon, transportation advocates are questioning the justifications for crosswalk closures in the city.
BikePortland
September 8, 2019, 1pm PDT
Portland wants to add density but doesn't want to displace current residents of low- and middle-income neighborhoods.
The Oregonian
August 28, 2019, 2pm PDT
An initial environmental assessment for a project to widen I-5 in Portland claimed the project would improve air quality, congestion, and traffic safety. Critics of the project weren't convinced.
Willamette Week
August 26, 2019, 10am PDT
A proposed rail line would run from downtown Portland, Oregon, to the suburbs. The budget has increased significantly, and many funding and project scope questions remain.
Oregon Live
August 16, 2019, 7am PDT
The Overton Window is widening on the subject of congestion pricing.
Smart Cities Dive
August 13, 2019, 12pm PDT
The Ride smartphone app, which has gathered millions of miles of bike trip data to help inform bike planning and encourage cycling, is moving on to micromobility.
Bike Portland
August 6, 2019, 2pm PDT
Scooters have helped diversify the mobility landscape, but companies need to better address the recycling and reuse process and the environmental impacts of defunct devices.
Smart Cities Dive
August 5, 2019, 6am PDT
The question of whether there is space for children in rapidly changing cities was under investigation in two recent studies with somewhat contradictory findings.
Rice Kinder Institute for Urban Research: The Urban Edge
August 2, 2019, 11am PDT
Five "climate mayors" addressed the Senate Democrats’ Special Committee on the Climate Crisis at their fist hearing on July 17, titled, “A Blueprint for Success: U.S. Climate Action at the Local Level.” Transportation was a major issue.
Curbed
August 2, 2019, 8am PDT
By paying 1,400 employees up to $60 a day, an employer could pay more than $80,000 a day to lessen the number of cars parked at the office.
The Oregonian
Feature
July 23, 2019, 8am PDT
Opinion: The Rose City joins the nationwide attack on neighborhood-scale public involvement—and throws its pioneering model of grassroots democracy under the bus.
Michael Mehaffy
July 19, 2019, 7am PDT
Washington State released a report detailing the business case for connecting Seattle to Portland and Vancouver by high-speed rail.
Business in Vancouver
July 18, 2019, 2pm PDT
A proposal to dissolve the groups has led to a debate about their purpose and who really benefits from them.
Oregon Live
July 11, 2019, 10am PDT
A new task force is being assembled in Portland to implement new road pricing mechanisms that convinces people to ditch their cars for more efficient modes of travel, while also ensuring low-income communities don't bear too much of the burden.
The Oregonian