Oregon

August 29, 2017, 12pm PDT
While strict, suburban-style regulations often get a bad rap for the lack of housing in high demand cities, the red tape and other obstacles that delay development could be the worst culprit.
Sightline Institute
August 28, 2017, 12pm PDT
Introducing the Hop Fastpass system.
The Oregonian
August 26, 2017, 7am PDT
The lesson is simple: don't widen freeways if you want to reduce congestion and auto-dependence.
City Observatory
August 10, 2017, 7am PDT
For your consideration.
BikePortland
August 4, 2017, 9am PDT
The New York Times pays tribute to an American inventor, builder, and feminist who, more than anything, hated housework.
New York Times
August 2, 2017, 12pm PDT
Portland's TriMet is dealing with technical problems arising from a failed maintenance project and a record-breaking heat wave.
The Oregonian
July 30, 2017, 7am PDT
The Portland International Airport is getting its first major upgrade since 1956. Airlines would have to split the bill.
The Oregonian
July 27, 2017, 9am PDT
The Adaptive Biketown system hit the streets in Portland on July 21, 2017.
Bike Portland
July 20, 2017, 11am PDT
The Colorado legislature has been unable to agree on a transportation funding package, but the recent bill passed by Oregon has prompted one influential Republican senator to suggest that the state tax bicycle sales.
The Gazette (Colorado Springs)
July 14, 2017, 11am PDT
The difference in lives saved between tsunamis that hit Crescent City, California in 1964 and 2011 was an early detection and warning system. Now it's up to Congress to save the $12 million system from the proposed cuts in Trump's budget.
Los Angeles Times
July 12, 2017, 1pm PDT
After Gov. Kate Brown signs the comprehensive funding package, Oregon will be the eighth state this year to approve legislation to increase its gas tax and the first ever to add a bike tax to fund bike and pedestrian infrastructure.
The Oregonian
July 7, 2017, 8am PDT
The package, which doesn't tax walking and running shoes, went to the legislature on June 30. It includes a ten cents per gallon gas tax, a 0.10 percent payroll tax, a $15 tax on new bikes costing at least $200, and a potential toll on I–205.
KGW
June 29, 2017, 11am PDT
The Portland Bureau of Transportation unveiled their plan for "Enhanced Transit Corridors" including dedicated bus lanes and coordinated signals.
Bike Portland
June 26, 2017, 10am PDT
A new report by the insurance industry studying the relationship between crashes and legalized recreational marijuana sales found that crashes can be expected to increase by three percent. A news report from Denver questions their findings.
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
June 21, 2017, 8am PDT
Couch Court in Portland's central city is one of those rare pieces of public right of way where pedestrians and people on bikes rule.
Bike Portland
June 19, 2017, 8am PDT
Portland planners are picking up and dusting off an idea that's been around since the 1990s: a subway in Downtown Portland.
The Oregonian
June 14, 2017, 7am PDT
Brian Libby reports from Willamette Falls in Oregon City, Oregon, where plans for the Willamette Falls Riverwalk are taking shape.
CityLab
Feature
June 8, 2017, 6am PDT
More trouble in River City, as Portland and Oregon struggle with rising housing costs and come up with a puzzling solution.
Michael Mehaffy
June 7, 2017, 2pm PDT
Portland, Oregon lives up to its reputation as a testing ground for urbanism innovation by approving what will become the nation's tallest wood framed building.
The Oregonian
June 6, 2017, 12pm PDT
States and cities are reacting to President Trump's withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement on Thursday. Three states formed the U.S. Climate Alliance; by Monday, it had grown to 13. Initially 30 mayors signed in support; it's now over 200.
Planetizen