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 Healthy Businesses permit, which helps businesses use more public space to conduct business safely.
Residents and businesses in specific zones may apply to the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) for permits to park longer than visitor time limits. Only people who live or work in these zones may apply for themselves, their guests, or their employees. Fees apply.
The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) may require traffic control for work in the public right-of-way. Equipment may be bought or rented. Here are basic examples of traffic control and a partial list of vendors in the Portland area. Vendor list does not indicate a preference.
The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) and Multnomah County Library invite students from pre-K to 12th grade to design bike lane art for the 2020 “Bike to Books” digital design contest, part of May Bike Month. First-place designs are installed on Portland streets by PBOT striping crews.
The Portland Bureau of Transportation's (PBOT) Northwest in Motion Plan represents over two years of analysis, community outreach, and problem-solving to improve walking, biking, and public transit in the Northwest District and surrounding area. Full report, overview, sign up for email updates.
PBOT’s Equity & Inclusion program has been working with various PBOT teams to identify partnership opportunities to engage and support community groups on transportation issues specific to the Covid-19 public health pandemic.
In the month of June, the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) piloted a new program, which provided travel coupons to organizations to distribute FREE transportation coupons for frontline workers, patients, and others needing to make critical trips during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Portland Tram is owned by the City of Portland and jointly managed by the City and Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU). The Tram runs between terminals in the South Waterfront district (at S Moody Avenue and Gibbs Street) and on Marquam Hill (in the Kohler Pavilion).
Investigations by traffic engineers for non-urgent safety concerns related to pedestrians, people biking or taking transit, speeding drivers, speed limits in general, traffic safety around schools, visibility, signage, signal timing. The 823-SAFE team at the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT).
Neighborhood greenways are:
• Quiet, slow streets
• Streets that prioritize people walking, bicycling, and rolling
• The backbone of the Safe Routes to School network
• Connectors between neighborhoods, parks, schools, and business districts
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, including permits, that allow temporary changes to streets to give people more space to conduct business safely.