Services, Guides, and Information

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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.
PBOT's Portland Public Street Plazas are community-oriented public spaces where business and community activities are clustered, using the full width or part of a city street Rather than just a place to pass through, these sections of city streets become neighborhood destinations.
About the Safe Routes to School program at the Portland Bureau of Transportation.
Membership and meeting information for the North Portland in Motion Community Advisory Group. Overview of community members from North Portland neighborhoods and organizations providing feedback to the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) throughout the planning process.
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

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 program was an innovative response to the COVID-19 pandemic and has since retired. Please see our Block Party program for information on hosting an event on your neighborhood street today!
Apply for Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) Healthy Businesses permit (September 2022 – December 2023 cycle). Steps to follow before applying, fee schedule, links to design guidance and permit conditions. Permit phasing out, to be replaced with new permanent Outdoor Dining program.
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.
The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) manages transportation assets worth $19.7 billion. Our transportation system moves people, goods, freight, and emergency vehicles through the city. Our policy statement, reporting, risk assessment, and asset list illustrated in one chart.
Welcome back to school! Safe Routes to School offers resources for students and families to plan their trip to school and get there safely.
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

External Resource
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.

Bike-friendly bumps

“Bike-friendly bumps” are a new tool being tested on neighborhood greenways to slow vehicles and provide a more convenient trip for people biking. PBOT conducted a public survey and observed their use in early 2023 to inform if and how bike-friendly bumps will be deployed in the future.

Buy compost

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.

Carpool Resources

Oregon K-12 schools can use the SchoolPool online tool to match parents and caregivers with other drivers from their school to share rides. PBOT's Safe Routes to School program can support schools in connecting with the tool.