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A new strategy for East Portland

PBOT’s East Portland Arterial Streets Strategy report shows the positive, transformative potential of more than a dozen road projects in East Portland.

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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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PBOT’s Slow Streets program moves ahead with permanent installations in response to positive community support

The familiar green signs and orange temporary traffic barrels are evolving to concrete planters and shared street signage to better maintain calm streets and slow traffic on many of Portland’s neighborhood greenways

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PBOT News Release: PBOT to donate original BIKETOWN bikes to Bend, Ore. and Hamilton, Ontario, expanding access to biking and reducing the carbon footprint of bike-sharing in Portland

The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) plans to donate surplus BIKETOWN bicycles to two cities, reviving a bike-share system in Bend, and enhancing the bike-share system in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, under a plan the Portland City Council is expected to consider on Wednesday.

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Paving Continues on SE Hawthorne

Construction continues on SE Hawthorne Boulevard as the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) completes curb ramp work next week and paving crews work from SE 24th Avenue to César E. Chávez Boulevard.

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Traffic Advisory: I-84 closure for bridge installation is postponed

A new date will be announced when it becomes available.

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News Blog: As transformation of SW Capitol Highway begins, PBOT open house answers questions about construction

Construction began June 14 on the long awaited SW Capitol Highway project where Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) crews are adding sidewalks and bike lanes, along with other improvements including stormwater facilities and new water mains.

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News Release: PBOT, state representatives, ODOT, and community announce historic 82nd Avenue funding

State and local elected leaders join Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty and PBOT to announce $80 million in funding for safer 82nd Ave. Funding makes the transformation of 82nd Ave. and its transfer to the city of Portland possible. PBOT also announces list of safety projects it will start immediately.

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Travel Advisory: Timbers' fans: Consider taking TriMet, walking, biking, or rolling to Saturday’s home game; event rate parking in effect

With the high temperatures forecasted this weekend, all travelers are advised to avoid being outdoors between the hours of 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Never leave children or pets in a vehicle and make sure you keep yourself and your loved ones hydrated.

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News Blog: BIKETOWN bike-share is planning to expand. Where they expand depends on you.

The BIKETOWN bike-share program is seeking input on an expansion of its service area in Portland, including adding new stations. These plans are in their infancy, so the BIKETOWN team at the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) is seeking the public's help.

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PBOT launches its latest planning effort, North Portland in Motion

The Portland Bureau of Transportation’s (PBOT) latest planning effort is kicking off in North Portland this week with the launch of North Portland in Motion.

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Key connector between the Springwater Corridor Trail and SE Portland parks, schools, and bikeways now complete

Two formerly-gravel streets in the Brentwood-Darlington and Lents neighborhoods were paved as part of the Springwater Connector Neighborhood Greenway project

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Long-awaited SW Capitol Highway project breaks ground on Monday, June 14

The 18-month-long construction will transform SW Capitol Highway between Garden Home and Taylors Ferry roads into a safer and more resilient roadway.

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Traffic Advisory: A smoother, safer street is coming to SE Hawthorne Boulevard

With construction on 180 curb ramps nearly complete, paving begins Monday, June 14

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PBOT cuts the ribbon on Flanders Crossing, Portland’s newest pedestrian and bicycle bridge

The long-awaited connection between two of Oregon’s most densely populated neighborhoods, Northwest Portland and the Pearl District, is now open.

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The Portland Bureau of Transportation and the Oregon Department of Transportation reach historic agreement on the cost to bring State Highway OR-213/82nd Avenue to a state of good repair and basic safety and a plan to pay for it.

The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) and the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) announced a plan to fund long-awaited and much-needed safety and maintenance improvements to State Highway OR-213, also known as 82nd Avenue.

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PBOT adds new curb ramps at Hawthorne and César E. Chávez boulevards

Starting on June 2nd, contractors working for PBOT will add new curb ramps at the intersection of Hawthorne and César E. Chávez boulevards. Work will require intermittent lane and sidewalks closures.

Traffic Advisory


SW Naito Parkway onramp to Hawthorne Bridge remains closed for improvements through June 14

Through June 14, the eastbound Hawthorne Bridge ramp from northbound Naito Parkway is CLOSED to all users.

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PBOT launches new ad campaign to encourage Portlanders to use climate-friendly transportation as the city emerges from the pandemic

Portlanders will be able to travel to new community plazas across the city to socialize and celebrate the city’s recovery.

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PBOT now accepting applications for Healthy Blocks and Street Paintings for summer 2021

Applications for both programs open today with permits to be issued beginning June 1 and onward.

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