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The Northwest District Parking Plan is now in a three-phase, 18-month implementation process. As part of that process, the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) is implementing a new parking permit program, Zone M, to discourage commuter parking. Because much of Northwest Portland's on-street parking is unregulated, it's easy for downtown employees to park their vehicles in Northwest during the day to avoid paying for parking downtown. The permit program will discourage parkers from outside the district using up parking spaces in the district. The permit program will increase on-street parking for residents, employees and visitors by designating more spaces with time limits or permit parking
Click here for details of the Zone M area parking permit program.
PBOT will install new Zone M signs in the event district around Jeld-Wen Field beginning in late February and complete work by early March to coincide with the start of the Timbers soccer season. The event district is Burnside to Irving streets, 18th to 24th avenues.
After the event district is implemented, PBOT will work to extend Zone M from Irving Street to Lovejoy Street by early July, as directed by City Council.
The City is seeking interested individuals to help implement the plan. Council directed that a Transportation Management Association (TMA) be formed to advise on the implementation of the parking plan. The City is now accepting applications.
Responsibilities of the TMA include advising on priorities for funding projects and programs, implementing travel demand and parking management programs, monitoring and reporting on transportation and parking issues in the district, facilitating the shared use of off-street parking, and evaluating and advising on the implementation of each phase of the parking plan.
The TMA will have 18 voting members with representation from the following groups:
Individuals interested in parking and transportation issues that affect residents, businesses and visitors in the northwest district are encouraged to submit an application. Click here to download an application form.
Portland's Northwest District is a vital, active and dense urban neighborhood. Situated in the area north of West Burnside Street and west of I-405, the district is home to several corridors where commercial and institutional uses are concentrated, surrounded by residential areas.
Because of its position as a destination neighborhood, the Northwest District handles a large volume of traffic from outside the neighborhood in addition to the residents and employees of the district. This creates higher demand for on-street parking, which impacts residential livability and business vitality in the area.
In December 2012, with a 3-1 vote, the Portland City Council approved a Parking Management Plan for Northwest Portland and directed the Bureau of Transportation to begin work on a three-phase, 18-month implementation process.