Portland Bureau of Transportation
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Federal Approval Clears Way for Bus-Only Lanes in Portland
Portland will soon be spreading out the red carpet for buses.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Portland Introduces 'Crossbikes'
It's like a crosswalk, but for bikes.
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.
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.
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