A tax on bikes in the state of Oregon, implemented in 2017, generated less tan half of the revenue as was expected.
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Legislation in Oregon would follow the lead of Minneapolis in overturning single-family zoning—for all cities in the state with more than 10,000 residents.
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Several states, and even the federal government, are considering adopting carbon pricing plans.
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With the re-election of Gov. Kate Brown and Democrats increasing their majorities in both legislative chambers, Oregon appears poised next year to pass the Clean Energy Jobs bill which caps carbon emissions, but opponents could put it on the ballot.
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The Southwest Corridor could become the most parking-heavy rail line every created by TriMet. Even parking-lite planning scenarios would spend as much as $100 million on parking garages.
December 9, 2018, 9am PST
The state that implemented the first gas tax and the first bike tax took a huge step on Thursday toward becoming the first, since 1956, to toll all lanes on an interstate highway by approving an application to the Federal Highway Administration.
December 7, 2018, 9am PST
The Oregonian has published a new interactive mapping feature that allows users to map demographic changes to the Census tract level through Oregon and Washington.
December 6, 2018, 8am PST
November's bombshell news about the partnership between Virgin and Brightline has now yielded ambitious plans for private investment in intercity rail service.
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December 4, 2018, 1pm PST
There are a lot of financial, and legal, reasons to get the rethink the city of Portland's approach to affordable housing funding.
December 3, 2018, 6am PST
Examining Portland and Seattle's much-talked-about systems, the authors highlight the importance of treating streetcars as a viable transport option, rather than just a means to stimulate development.
November 30, 2018, 1pm PST
The Portland Diamond Project is trying to bring Major League Baseball to Portland.
November 29, 2018, 1pm PST
Insight from Barcelona and Portland on how to plan and design an active, welcoming neighborhood square.
November 26, 2018, 10am PST
Carbon pricing proponents in the U.S. saw their second defeat in two years in the same state when Washington voters soundly defeated I-1631, a carbon fee that would fund emission reductions. Unlike I-732 in 2016, environmentalists were unified.
November 25, 2018, 1pm PST
"Yes we actually did that."
November 19, 2018, 2pm PST
Just two years after killing what would be the world's largest methanol plant at the Port of Tacoma, the project has reemerged at the Port of Kalama. According to the EIS for the plant, global CO2 emissions will be reduced, though increased locally.
November 19, 2018, 9am PST
Portland has approved a plan that clears the way for $36 million in bike and other transportation safety projects in the city's downtown.
November 14, 2018, 9am PST
A downtown transportation plan designed to prioritize "transportation for everyone" will come before
November 7, 2018, 9am PST
Had election results proved favorable in Oregon and Washington, UC Berkley Law Climate Program Director Ethan Elkind suggested that the two states could join California to form a West Coast Climate Bloc. Oregon came through, but not Washington.
November 5, 2018, 9am PST
Past examples of state and provincial governments preempting the land use authority of local governments present several lessons on how to do state-mandated upzoning effectively.
November 5, 2018, 7am PST
The Portland City Council has approved Oregon Metro's Southwest Corridor plan.