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Portland Increases Downtown Parking Fees To Fund Transit Passes

The city will use revenue from a 20-cent hike in street parking fees to subsidize transit and bike share passes for low-income residents.

July 7, 2022 - Willamette Week


Traffic Deaths Reach Three-Decade High in Portland

In spite of the city's commitment to Vision Zero goals, more people died on Portland's streets than anytime in the last thirty years, with unhoused people most vulnerable to traffic violence.

March 3, 2022 - KATU.com

Tilikum Crossing

Portland and Multnomah County Push for Lower Speed Limits on Bridges

The Portland Bureau of Transportation and Multnomah County agree on a 30 mph speed limit on five downtown bridges, but the state's department of transportation denied the change on two key spans.

October 25, 2021 - Bike Portland

Tilikum Crossing

A Game-Changing Bike and Pedestrian Bridge Opens in Portland

A bridge in the works since the 1970s marks significant progress for active transportation in Portland, Oregon.

June 10, 2021 - Bike Portland

Alternative Pedestrian Walkway, 60th Avenue, Portland

Portland Installs 'Alternative Pedestrian Walkway'

The walkway is simpler and faster to build than a sidewalk, letting the city quickly and cost-effectively improve pedestrian safety on important walking corridors.

June 2, 2021 - Bike Portland

Green Bike Lane

A Tour of Portland's New Neighborhood Greenways

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.

September 17, 2020 - BikePortland

Enhanced Transit Corridors Plan

Federal Approval Clears Way for Bus-Only Lanes in Portland

Portland will soon be spreading out the red carpet for buses.

October 10, 2019 - BikePortland

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Portland, Ore. Voters Will Be Asked to Reauthorize Gas Tax in May 2020

Originally approved by 52 percent of voters in May 2016, the 4-year, 10 cents per gallon city gas tax has outperformed revenue projections. Funds are split between road maintenance and bike and pedestrian projects.

March 30, 2019 - The Oregonian

Portland Streetcar Bike

Advocacy Groups Have Their Say on Portland's Central City in Motion Plan

A downtown transportation plan designed to prioritize "transportation for everyone" will come before

November 14, 2018 - Bike Portland

Portland Transit Mall

Business Community Weigh In on Portland's Downtown Multi-Modalism Plans

A potentially game-changing suite of transit and active transportation projects is under consideration in Portland. The business community has reservations, but is also strongly supportive of aspects of the plan.

October 25, 2018 - The Oregonian

Scooter and Bike Share

Portland Has the Scooter User Survey Data Everyone Wants

The city of Portland has released the survey results enabled by the Portland Bureau of Transportation's ongoing electric scooter pilot project.

October 23, 2018 - The Portland Mercury

Portland Streetcar

Vote on Central Portland's Transportation Future

Portland, OR is asking residents to help prioritize its "wishlist" of transportation projects for the growing Central City area.

September 11, 2018 - The Oregonian


An Electric Scooter Pilot and a Twitter Faux Pas

A public service announcement about safe use of electric scooters turn into a full-fledged controversy last week in Portland.

July 30, 2018 - Streetsblog USA

SE 26th Ave Portland

Making Protected Bike Lanes the Design Standard

An institutional mandate isn't enough to make a design vision a reality. Portland is working on bringing its standards and guidelines in line with its ambition for protected bike lanes.

May 28, 2018 - Bike Portland

Portland Multi-Modalism

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 - The Oregonian

Portland Streetcar

Portland's Long-Term Transportation Plans Include a Downtown Subway

Portland planners are picking up and dusting off an idea that's been around since the 1990s: a subway in Downtown Portland.

June 19, 2017 - The Oregonian


Portland Beefing Up its Buffered Bike Lane Network

The Portland Bureau of Transportation recently put the finishing touches on 5.6 miles of improvements to the city's bike infrastructure.

November 22, 2016 - Bike Portland


Portland Introduces 'Crossbikes'

It's like a crosswalk, but for bikes.

August 5, 2016 - Bike Portland

SE 26th Ave Portland

Oregon DOT Plays its Trump Card to Remove Portland Bike Lanes

A bike advocate tells the story of the how the state department of transportation convinced local officials to remove a popular bike lane in Portland.

January 12, 2016 - Bike Portland

Portland Parklet

Portland Parklets Program Gets Kicked to the Curb

A pilot program introduced parklets to Portland last summer to seemingly widespread applause. Fearing the loss of parking, a group representing downtown business owners has successfully lobbied the city to cancel the program in the downtown core.

April 17, 2013 - BikePortland.org

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