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Let's Get Going, Portland!

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Your summer adventure awaits! The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) encourages you to walk, roll, bike or ride transit to every activity the city has to offer.

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Just follow these steps and in no time, you'll be ready to Get Outside to Get Going!

STEP 1: Get inspired!

See the fun ways your fellow Portlanders Get Outside to Get Going

In a world where our actions matter, the Unipiper takes the bus to work downtown. Thanks for helping keep Portland weird, sir!
We are feeling the MAX vibe! Hip Hop Soulsation Academy dancers are keeping it fresh and climate-friendly in Gateway.
A family with Andando en Bicicletas y Caminando show us a low-stress and easy way to have a fun day outside with kids.
Supporting local business downtown doesn't have to leave you stuck in traffic!
Have fun and breathe easy by finding climate-friendly ways to get where you want to go!

STEP 2: Choose your summer adventure 

From scavenger hunts to scenic routes to street plazas, there's no way you'll be bored this summer. Grab your friends and get out to enjoy these great opportunities!

Two cute zebras, one younger and wearing a purple backpack, are playing Go By Greenways next to a Go By Greenways sign in white text on a green background.
Picture of people gathered at the Dream Street Plaza on MLK with vendors, trees, and colorful painting on the ground.
image of child doing a hand stand with park in the background, with City of Portland Sunday Parkways presented by Kaiser Permanente logo
A PBOT Healthy Businessess side street plaza run by StormBreaker Brewing at N Beech and Mississippi Streets last summer. Photo by PBOT.
  • Play the Go by Greenways - NW Gems scavenger hunt: Explore the new NW Flanders Neighborhood Greenway and Flanders Crossing, our newest bike and pedestrian bridge, while hunting for hidden "gems" all over Northwest. Find them all by July 6 to win prizes!
  • Support our local businesses: You can be here for Portland when you shop, eat, play, and stay. Learn more about our unique business districts, pledge to #shoplocal, grab a bite to eat at a Healthy Business Plaza, and connect with small shops at Here for Portland.
  • Hang out with friends at a public street plaza: We're setting aside street space for gathering, playing and chowing down without the need to make a purchase from a private business. All are welcome! Check out the latest list of Portland Public Plazas and check back regularly--we're adding more all the time!
  • Take your kids to a park for a free lunch and fun activities: Brought to you by Portland Parks and Recreation, Summer Free For All is a great way to spend an afternoon while kids are on summer break.
  • Check out a 2021 Sunday Parkways Presented by Kaiser Permanente route: This old favorite is BACK--this year, you can choose your own adventure, enjoy great digital programming, or hunt for stickers along exciting neighborhood routes. The opportunities are endless!
  • Let the journey be your destination: Pick a pre-planned biking route or walking route and explore a new part of the city! The routes are all loops using low-traffic streets, neighborhood greenways, off-street paths, and bike lanes.
  • Mark your calendars for upcoming community events and festivalsWith so much going on, you might have to pace yourself! Get the latest info on what's on from PDX Pipeline

STEP 3: Plan your trip 

Know where you want to go? Now figure out how to get there by walking, rolling or riding!

Map your route!

Explore our free bike and walk maps for all the best routes and up to date information.

The digital bike map shows bike shops, biking options such as neighborhood greenways and protected bike lanes, as well as difficult intersections and connections.

Citywide Bike Map (Digital) 

Neighborhood maps feature pedestrian paths, transit stops, libraries, parks and other community resources. 

Neighborhood Bike and Walk Maps (PDF)

Section of the North Portland Bike/Walk Map showing St Johns to Columbia Park
A portion of the North Portland Bike/Walk Map

Printed transportation resources 

Request printed transportation resources including walk and bike maps, biking and walking guides, and safety information. 

 Request printed transportation material


STEP 4: Feel great about how you're showing up for your community and the planet

More than 40% of our local carbon emissions come from transportation, and those emissions are on the rise. To address the climate crisis, we need to reduce the amount we all drive--and that means getting outside and enjoying our great walking, biking and transit infrastructure whenever we can. The choices we make add up and make a huge difference for our community and our planet. 

42% of carbon emissions in Multnomah County come from transportation
Around 42% of carbon emissions in Multnomah County come from transportation
Picture of people biking on SW Naito Pkwy

The great news? By choosing to use active modes of transportation or ride public transit whenever you can, you're not just helping the planet. You're helping keep our roads calm and safe, helping make our air healthier, and helping your physical and mental health, too. It's a win, win, win, win! 

Want to learn more about how to be a transportation climate champion?


STEP 5: Share your thoughts with us for a chance to win $100!

Now that you're ready to Get Outside to Get Going (or maybe you already have!), we want to hear from you! Your feedback helps us improve our programs and better serve Portlanders.

Complete this short, 5-minute survey and you can enter to win a $100 Visa pre-paid gift card! We’ll draw one winner a month. We encourage you to come back and take the survey each month for another chance to win! 

 Take our short survey for your chance to win!


See you outside this summer, Portland!

Neighborhood Greenways are a great network you can use to Get Outside to Get Going