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Save the Date! PBOT opens Blumenauer Bridge July 31, with opening celebration & community event space

The Portland Bureau of Transportation’s (PBOT) Congressman Earl Blumenauer Bicycle and Pedestrian Bridge will provide a valuable car-free connection between two of the Rose City’s fastest growing neighborhoods.

Press release

Portland Sunday Parkways kicks off a summer of free accessible family-friendly activities

Popular all-ages, all-abilities open street events return after two-year hiatus. Kaiser Permanente teams up with PBOT to encourage Portlanders to keep Sunday Parkways spirit alive all summer long.

Press release

PBOT restores six lanes to North Going Street Bridge, completing permanent repairs from Union Pacific Railroad derailment crash

Crews with the Portland Bureau of Transportation restriped the lanes on the North Going Street Bridge this week, restoring the three full travel lanes in each direction. Union Pacific will cover the city's costs for making the repairs.

Updated Traffic Advisory

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.

Public notice

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

Updated Press release

Pickup/drop-off zones, protected bike lane coming to SW Broadway in summer 2022

This summer, the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) will begin converting existing Hotel Zones along SW Broadway to three-minute pickup/drop-off zones.

Blog post

News Release: Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty, city, community, and business leaders cut the ribbon on Better Naito Forever

Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty alongside city, community, and business leaders cut the ribbon this morning on the Portland Bureau of Transportation’s Better Naito Forever project, the permanent version of Better Naito, the protected space for people walking and biking to and along Waterfront Park.

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News Release: Portland City Council unanimously approves Building a Better 82nd, with historic transfer of ownership to PBOT

City of Portland takes over 82nd Avenue and delivers critical safety and maintenance repairs through 2026;
Community partnership to build the future together, beyond 2026

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News Release: Bike to Books design contest is back for its sixth year 

PBOT and Multnomah Country Library invite youth from the Portland-area to design bike lane art for Portland’s streets 

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Traffic Advisory: PBOT begins construction on SW Alder Street Rose Lane Project

Construction impacts will last two months and include intermittent lane closures, parking restrictions and traffic delays

Traffic Advisory

News Release: Event parking district could help reduce congestion, pollution during large events in Lloyd District, Rose Quarter areas

An event district for on-street parking would help reduce congestion and pollution in the area, and help encourage public transit and biking for people attending

Press release

Work Zone Ahead: As construction seasons kicks into high gear, City of Portland urges travelers to use caution to save lives and prevent injuries to essential workers

A message about work zone safety from Portland's Water, Transportation and Environmental Services Bureaus.

Press release

Traffic Advisory: Major West Hills routes to remain closed for several days as utility, forestry and other crews work to clear power lines, downed trees

(April 11, 2022) The first substantial April snow in Portland in more than half a century has felled more than 400 trees across the city, felling power lines and blocking major Northwest and Southwest Portland routes that will remain closed for several days.

Updated Traffic Advisory

SW Capitol Highway to close to through traffic throughout April from SW Taylors Ferry Road to SW Garden Home Road for stormwater pipe installation

The closure will be in place from Monday through Thursday each week from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. from March 28 to the end of April as part of the SW Capitol Highway: Multnomah Village - West Portland project.

Updated Traffic Advisory

Portland Sunday Parkways is back with two in-person events in 2022

The traffic-free events will take place on June 26 in Northeast Portland and on August 21 in East Portland

Press release

PBOT receives $17 million in federal funds for projects on NE 122nd Avenue, N Willamette Boulevard, NE Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, and on the SE Stark/Washington streets corridor in East Portland

The funding, which is matched by PBOT, is being distributed through Metro’s Regional Flexible Funding Allocation program

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PBOT News Release: PBOT extends Healthy Businesses, Portland Public Street Plazas programs to help Portlanders continue to embrace public space after the COVID-19 pandemic

In the early days of the pandemic, PBOT created two new programs that provided critical, urgently needed outdoor space for business use and community gatherings. Operation in the streets beyond this summer is contingent on City Council funding in the upcoming 2022-23 budget.

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