Inspired by PBOT’s successful Healthy Businesses five-minute pickup/drop-off program to help support businesses amid the Covid-19 pandemic, PBOT piloted these 5-minute zones in five locations throughout the city with an eye to roll them out citywide beginning in August 2021. Following the success of the pilot program, the bureau is now offering Fast Stops to businesses across Portland.
Who can use these FREE, 5-minute spaces?
PBOT’s new 5-minute spaces are designed for anyone who needs to park for five minute or less, such as for:
Picking up takeout from restaurants
Picking up or dropping off items from food or retail delivery services
Dropping off or picking up passengers from private vehicles, taxis, or ride-share like Uber and Lyft.
What is the criteria for the placement of Fast Stops?
- Fast Stops are intended to serve businesses in the area, they are not for the specific business to consider as their own or manage/regulate with their own signage.
- At least two businesses on adjacent block faces must sign off on the Fast Stop, with contact information, including email addresses and phone numbers, provided to PBOT Parking Control for confirmation
- PBOT Parking Management Technician’s review and determine highest and best use; based on the Portland Parking Management Manual and/or the Parking Management Plan for their specific district
- No more than one Fast Stop per block (encompassing both sides of street)
How does a business apply for a Fast Stop?
Is there an existing short term parking space near your business we might add the Fast Stop signage?
Send an email to PBOTParkingControl@portlandoregon.gov or call 503-823-7275 to start the process
Call the Parking Enforcement Hotline to report parking violations: 503-823-5195
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