About the Boise Parking Plan

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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.

Study area

(note-this was updated with committee input in May 2023.)

A map showing the streets in the Boise neighborhood where parking study data will be collected.
Streets where parking study data will be collected.

Intercept survey

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. 

Project background

  • 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.

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Project timeline

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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.

The video above explains why parking management is necessary and the important role it plays on preserving access to the shared resource of on-street parking.
The video above explains the different tools and strategies PBOT uses to help manage on-street parking.

We will be updating this webpage as the plan is further developed.

Contact Rae-Leigh Stark to ask questions, learn more or to provide feedback. Monday-Thursday at 503-865-6244 or rae-leigh.stark@portlandoregon…


Rae-Leigh Stark

Parking District Project Manager


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