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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
October 4, 2019, 10am PDT
Proposed legislation from Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is a move toward more progressive housing policy. But critics say the one-size-fits-all approach is not the best solution for addressing the national housing crisis.
CityLab
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 21, 2019, 9am PDT
With the formal announcement by the EPA and the U.S. DOT on Thursday that the "One National Standard" rule has been issued, California's zero-emission standard, which applies to ten other states, is essentially on hold.
InsideClimate News
September 17, 2019, 8am PDT
In Portland, Oregon, transportation advocates are questioning the justifications for crosswalk closures in the city.
BikePortland
September 16, 2019, 6am PDT
A new report by INRIX Research ranks cities in the United States, United Kingdom, and Germany for the potential of micrombility devices to reduce automobile trips.
The Oregonian
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 18, 2019, 11am PDT
Over the objections of the oil and trucking industries, an interim committee voted to allow the Wyoming legislature to determine whether to toll all lanes on Interstate 80 due to a shortfall in the state transportation budget.
Buffalo Bulletin
August 16, 2019, 7am PDT
The Overton Window is widening on the subject of congestion pricing.
Smart Cities Dive
August 15, 2019, 12pm PDT
Oregon took a substantive step toward reviving efforts to replace the aging Interstate Bridge that links the state with Washington.
The Oregonian
August 15, 2019, 9am PDT
Having completed a pilot program last year, the Washington State Transportation Commission will hear a report in October and vote in December on phasing out its 49.4 cents per gallon gas tax, fourth highest in the nation but not indexed to inflation.
Tacoma News Tribune
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 10, 2019, 11am PDT
What is expected to be the nation's largest dairy biogas operation opened in the Central Valley. To the north, Gov. Kate Brown signed the nation's first bill to establish goals to add renewable gas to pipelines, and pigs in Missouri also made news.
NGT News
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