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Outer Division Safety Project has completed all major work with targeted investments to reduce deaths and injuries in advance of FX2-Division bus line launch

The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) and contractor Raimore Construction have completed all major work on the Outer Division Safety Project, which has built five miles of improvements designed to reduce deaths on one of the most dangerous roads in the city.

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Cully Neighborhood Street Improvement Project: Design Update

The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) and the Bureau of Environmental Services (BES) will improve several local streets in the Cully neighborhood by paving gravel streets, adding sidewalks, building stormwater infrastructure, and slowing traffic with speed bumps and stop signs.

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News Release: Soak up the sun at Sunday Parkways this weekend!

Celebrate 15 years of open streets in Portland while walking, rolling, and strolling in Northeast Portland’s Cully neighborhood on Sunday, June 26

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News Release: With fun in the sun, East Portland celebrates new Sunday Parkways route this weekend!

Open streets event encourages Portlanders to walk or roll through 4.5 miles of East Portland neighborhood greenways on Sunday, Aug. 21

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Housing Advisory Commissions Seeking New Members

Are you interested in influencing housing policies, strategies, and resources? PHB is now accepting applications for the Rental Services Commission (RSC) and the Fair Housing Advisory Committee (FHAC). Apply by July 10, 2022.

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70s Greenway: Cully Connector - Design Update

The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) and Metro are partnering to build a new north-south greenway connection in Cully and Roseway on NE 72nd Avenue between NE Sandy Boulevard and NE Lombard Street (formerly NE Killingsworth Street).

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Advisory: PBOT releases its 2021 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Title II Public Right of Way Transition Plan Update

The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) is committed to ensuring an accessible transportation system for all users, while being transparent with the public in how work gets completed.

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Commissioner Hardesty approves new Pedestrian Design Guide, helping add more space for trees while preserving access for people with disabilities and other pedestrians

The first new rules for sidewalks in 24 years will help Portland fight climate change by forging a compromise that allows space for people and trees

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City of Portland, Metro team up to explore future of Keller Auditorium

Keller Auditorium, courtesy Jason Quigley

A March 2020 seismic study completed for Keller Auditorium, set to be released right before the COVID-19 pandemic shuttered spectator venues and performing arts facilities, outlines the 104-year-old building's structural and practical shortcomings.

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City of Portland plans improvements at Veterans Memorial Coliseum, addresses immediate safety risk

Due to deterioration, granite walls honoring local veterans will be removed and safely stored. A new reinvestment strategy outlines future upgrades at the Coliseum.

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Emergency Management: Pandemic highlights City’s long-standing neglect of people with disabilities

Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City is required to provide equal access to all services, including emergency services. We found that the City was not prepared to meet the needs of people with disabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic much less a more physically destructive emergency.

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Portlanders on the go have a new parking option

The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) has created new 5-minute parking zones for quick drop-offs and pickups. Parking in the zones is free. Dubbed 5-minute Fast Stops, the new zones will be installed initially along five commercial corridors across the city.

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Housing Advisory Commissions Seeking New Members

Are you interested in influencing housing policies, strategies, and resources? PHB is now accepting applications for the Portland Housing Advisory Commission (PHAC) and the Rental Services Commission (RSC). Learn how to apply.

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News Blog: PBOT Maintenance Crews install ADA-compliant curb ramps along NE Fremont Street

Find the historic Freemont curb stamps and win a prize!

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Portland Parks & Recreation begins construction on new, more inclusive Gabriel Park playground

The new, much larger play area will be more accessible to people of all abilities and will have play elements that are unique in the PP&R system.

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N Lombard Main Street Repair Project: Businesses Input Requested

The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) is seeking input from businesses in the heart of St. Johns to help inform how traffic detours might look during construction.

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News Blog: PBOT invites Portlanders to review and share feedback on bureau’s newly released Draft ADA Transition Plan Update

Review the plan, take our survey and join us for a virtual open house to learn more about the bureau's plan to make Portland's transportation system more accessible

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PBOT announces new BIKETOWN agreement with Lyft and an extension of its title sponsorship with founding partner NIKE, Inc. for Portland bike-share through 2025

BIKETOWN agreement with Lyft, extension of sponsorship with founding partner NIKE, Inc. Expanding into East Portland with 1,500 new, all electric-assist bikes. A more accessible, more modern, and larger bike-share system for Portland. Partnerships go to council for approval July 22.

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City action on Americans with Disabilities Act coordination among bureaus is lagging

This is a two-year follow-up to our 2016 report, "Americans with Disabilities Act: Coordinator gaps complicate City response."

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