The City of Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) has been asked by the Boise Neighborhood Association to help develop strategies to manage parking in the Boise neighborhood.
(note-this was updated with committee input in May 2023.)
In May and June, surveyors from Portland Bureau of Transportation were out talking to people about their visit that day on N Mississippi Ave and N Williams Ave. We talked with more than 400 people about their transportation and parking experience that day.
2014-2015 | Neighborhood participated in Centers & Corridors Parking Study
- 2018 | Portland City Council approves a new Parking Pilot Program.
- 2018 | The Boise Neighborhood Association (Boise NA) requested an area parking permit program, but failed to get enough votes.
- 2019 | Boise NA requested PBOT's help to develop a long-range parking plan.
- December 2019/January 2020 | PBOT & Boise & Humboldt Neighborhood Associations get started on planning scope.
- February/March 2020 | PBOT recruits parking consultants.
- April 2020 | Project put on hold due to COVID-19 pandemic.
- June 2022 | Boise NA support resuming the planning process.
- Fall 2022 | PBOT and consultants start on public involvement strategy.
- January 2023 | Recruitment for the Stakeholder Advisory Committee begins.
- April 2023 | Stakeholder Advisory Committee begins to meet.
Goals and benefits of parking management
The goal of parking management is to balance all the competing needs for on-street parking. Customers, commercial delivery drivers, and a growing population all need access to on-street parking.
Benefits of parking management include:
- Better livability for residents
- Better access to local businesses for customer and freight
- Less congestion and carbon emissions
- Better air quality and safety for everyone
- Less illegal parking and fewer blocked driveways with regular enforcement
Parking management videos
Two videos have been created to help explain why PBOT manages parking in Portland and the strategies that we use. The specific strategies chosen are tailored based off the needs of the neighborhood.
We will be updating this webpage as the plan is further developed.
Contact Kathryn Doherty-Chapman to ask questions, learn more or to provide feedback. Monday-Thursday at 503-865-6187 or Kathryn.Doherty-Chapman@portlan…