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Livable Streets Strategy

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The Livable Streets Strategy is Portland's roadmap to encouraging and implementing placemaking and community uses in the public right-of-way.
Adopted unanimously by City Council on October 25, 2017.

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The Livable Streets Strategy is Portland's roadmap to encouraging and implementing placemaking and community uses in the public right-of-way. The Strategy was adopted unanimously by City Council on October 25, 2017.

Program Areas

One component of the Livable Streets Strategy work is the development and trialing of six detailed permitting and implementation guidelines to support PBOT staff and applicants in three new program areas and the refining of three existing program areas. 

PBOT staff anticipate including additional guidelines for other program areas as resources become available. Further, it is a goal of the Portland in the Streets Program that the general framework is sufficiently flexible to accommodate both known and future innovative community use and placemaking projects, while being prescriptive enough to that the application and approval processes are consistent and straightforward. 

The Livable Streets Strategy was developed over the course of 12-months, with the guidance of a 12-member Stakeholder Advisory Committee and a 20-member Technical Advisory Committee. The Livable Streets Strategy informs the development of a formalized Portland in the Streets Program, that will oversee the implementation of all placemaking and community use projects in the public right-of-way. 

Project Background Reports and Memos:

Livable Streets Strategy Presentation to City Council:

Contact

Sarah Figliozzi

PBOT Active Transportation & Safety Division