Portland

July 5, 2016, 2pm PDT
Blogger and transit consultant Jarrett Walker paints a picture of Portland's Line 75, a workaday bus serving urban neighborhoods outside downtown. His reflections on radial and orbital journeys are worth a read.
Bus75.org
July 3, 2016, 9am PDT
The city of Tigard could make or break the proposed Southwest Corridor light rail project with a vote this November.
The Oregonian
July 1, 2016, 11am PDT
The sun rises on the new Sunrise Expressway in Oregon.
The Oregonian
June 24, 2016, 5am PDT
The biggest news stories of a big week in planning and land use—all in just over two minutes.
Planetizen
June 20, 2016, 8am PDT
The Portland City Council voted unanimously to approve a new Comprehensive Plan.
The Oregonian
June 16, 2016, 9am PDT
Portland, Oregon is known for its transit and pedestrian advantages. But many cyclists say protected bike lanes would make it easier for the two-wheel crowd to get around. After some delays, it looks like the project is on course.
Bike Portland
June 14, 2016, 1pm PDT
The Washington Post details each of the seven proposals competing for $40 million in the U.S. Department of Transportation's Smart Cities Challenge.
The Washington Post
June 9, 2016, 1pm PDT
Seattle Transit blog compares rail investments from five cities around the country.
Seattle Transit Blog
June 1, 2016, 11am PDT
Now that tech companies have "discovered" Portland, Oregon, longtime residents question whether the progressive city has done enough to protect them from displacement. Sound familiar?
The Atlantic
May 28, 2016, 11am PDT
Even natural attractions outside of urban areas have parking shortages and congestion problems.
The Oregonian
May 26, 2016, 11am PDT
Though the plan to move water storage capacity for the Washington Park reservoirs underground is getting more expensive, the project must be completed to comply with federal regulations.
The Oregonian
Feature
May 25, 2016, 9am PDT
Oregon's poster child for livable planning is embroiled in new controversies over destructive growth, skyrocketing prices, and back-room cronyism.
Michael Mehaffy
May 19, 2016, 10am PDT
With an earthquake due to shake up the Pacific Northwest in the not so distant future, Portland has provided an online map to identify potentially vulnerable buildings in danger of suffering major damage when the big one hits.
The Oregonian
May 15, 2016, 1pm PDT
San Diego's downtown has long lacked a central public square the likes of San Francisco's Union Square or Portland's Pioneer Courthouse Square. It got one last week and it may have a familiar feel to Portlanders. And how "public" is it?
UrbDeZine
May 15, 2016, 11am PDT
It's the little things that count—especially when it comes to building safety infrastructure onto streets so that they better serve all modes of transportation.
Bike Portland
May 2, 2016, 10am PDT
As Pittsburgh moves forward on a parking management program to fund neighborhood improvements, take a look at how other cities have adapted this Shoup-inspired redevelopment strategy.
Keystone Crossroads
April 27, 2016, 12pm PDT
Beginning with the first U.S. planned urban development, St. Augustine, Fla., and ending with one of Portland's newest neighborhoods, the Pearl District, host Geoffrey Baer takes us through ten developments that left their mark, for better or worse.
PBS
April 21, 2016, 7am PDT
The Safe Sleep Policy, enacted by the mayor in February without City Council approval, allows homeless people to sleep in tents in select public areas and on sidewalks. Now a coalition of business groups says the policy was an overreach of power.
The Oregonian
April 20, 2016, 2pm PDT
The development of Portland during the early decades of the 1900s reveals ideas for how to lessen the pressure on housing prices in the 2010s.
Bike Portland
April 4, 2016, 8am PDT
"Something is wrong," proclaimed Los Angeles Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D), "when one in eight California drivers claims a disability." Gatto has introduced two bills: one to address disabled parking, the other could promote variable pricing of parking.
Streetsblog California