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From road closures to home heating tips, the City of Portland can help you stay safe when severe weather hits. We're responsible for your streets, parks, water, storm drains and garbage collection, which can all be impacted by winter weather. Up-to-date winter weather information can be found here.
Through the Rose Lane Project, the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) is giving buses and streetcars priority on the road, helping more Portlanders get where they need to go more reliably and quickly.
Adaptive bicycling resources for people with disabilities, links for short-term or long-term rentals, or where to purchase adaptive bikes locally. Information about projects from the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT).
The pandemic has led to a substantial increase in the amount of trash, graffiti, and vandalism in the city. The city’s recovery will require that these issues be addressed holistically and comprehensively by engaging multiple bureaus and community organizations.

Adopt a storm drain

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Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) crews work to keep city drains clear and prevent flooding. With over 58,000 drains in the city, we can’t get to them all. “Adopt” a storm drain near you and help keep them clear of debris. Tips on clearing drains and information about stormwater runoff.
The Portland in the Streets team at the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) issues Community Event permits to close streets, travel lanes, sidewalks, and parking spaces for events such as farmers markets, street fairs, cultural events, fundraisers and so much more!
The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) provides four types of parking permits for people with disabilities based on their needs. Each type is outlined below, along with the application. Applicants must have a valid Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) placard to apply.
The Portland Bureau of Transportation’s (PBOT) Healthy Blocks permit allows temporary changes to streets to give people more space to stay active safely amid our current public health crisis. Applications for Healthy Blocks permits are open.
The Portland Bureau of Transportation’s (PBOT) Healthy Businesses permit allows temporary changes to streets to give people more space to conduct business safely. Free permits that expired June 30 were extended at no charge through Aug. 31, 2022. A new permit cycle with some changes begins Sept. 1.
Find the permit that fits your situation and click on the appropriate application
Street paintings are large, decorative paintings installed directly on the street to beautify neighborhoods and build community.
Residents and businesses in specific zones may apply for permits to park longer than visitor time limits. All Zones should now apply in the online permit system at portland.gov/zoneparking.
The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) manages transportation assets with a replacement value of $16 billion. Paved streets, the sidewalk system, bridges, traffic signals (signal hardware), and streetlights make up the majority of the dollar value.
The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) manages transportation assets worth $16 billion. Portland’s transportation system helps move people, goods, freight and emergency response vehicles through the City.
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.

Bike Corrals

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City of Portland's Existing On-Street Bicycle Corral Locations
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 2022 “Bike to Books” digital design contest, part of May Bike Month. First-place designs are installed on Portland streets by PBOT striping crews.

Buy compost

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The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) composts more than 5,000 tons of leaves collected through the city's Leaf Day program each year. Removing leaves from our streets is critical to keeping streets safe from clogged storm drains, flooded intersections, and slippery streets.