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Apply for a temporary pickup/drop-off parking space for your business

The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) has launched the Safe Streets Initiative in response to the Covid-19 public health crisis. Part of this initiative is a Business Toolkit, and this FREE, temporary, 5-minute pickup/drop-off permit to use a designated parking space near your business.

This form will take 5-10 minutes to complete. Staff will respond to your request within 2 business days.

  1. Determine if your location is eligible

    • Talk to your neighboring businesses. We will prioritize locations with high concentrations of restaurants and retail businesses that do not otherwise have other options. 

    • Spaces will be located at corners for easier use. These spaces are not reserved for specific businesses or restaurants and can be used by anyone.  

    • These 5-minute priority zones will be valid through Oct. 1, 2020. 

    • This is a pilot program and PBOT will be collecting feedback throughout the summer. 

    • If the priority zone is in a metered area, PBOT Parking Enforcement will place delineators with the new zone information. 

    • If the priority zone is in a non-metered area, PBOT will email the applicant a printable sign that will identify the parking space. If you don’t have access to a printer, PBOT will mail you the new signs. These signs must be affixed to an A-board, barricade, existing pole, or planter.

  2. Gather your information

    You will need to provide us your name, business name, business address, mailing address, and all relevant contact information.

  3. Call to speak with PBOT's Business Toolkit team

  1. Determine if your location is eligible.

    • Talk to your neighboring businesses. We will prioritize locations with high concentrations of restaurants and retail businesses that do not otherwise have other options. 

    • Spaces will be located at corners for easier use. These spaces are not reserved for specific businesses or restaurants and can be used by anyone.  

    • These 5-minute priority zones will be valid through Oct. 1, 2020. 

    • This is a pilot program and PBOT will be collecting feedback throughout the summer. 

    • If the priority zone is in a metered area, PBOT Parking Enforcement will place delineators with the new zone information. 

    • If the priority zone is in a non-metered area, PBOT will email the applicant a printable sign that will identify the parking space. If you don’t have access to a printer, PBOT will mail you the new signs. These signs must be affixed to an A-board, barricade, existing pole, or planter.

  2. Gather your information

    You will need to provide us your name, business name, business address, mailing address, and all relevant contact information.

  3. Email PBOT's Business Toolkit team