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East Portland in Motion

East Portland in Motion - a five year implementation strategy for active transportation

The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) has developed a draft five-year implementation strategy for active transportation projects east of 82nd Avenue.  Over the year from November, 2010 to November, 2011, we gathered information from the East Portland community and analyzed project data to develop recommendations about which projects to build first to improve conditions for walking, biking, and taking transit.

In the fall of 2011, we asked the community to comment on the draft strategy and we incorporated your ideas.  On Wednesday, April 18, 2012, City Council adopted the strategy! 

2-Year Status Update

In Spring 2013, PBOT staff conducted a status update one year after City Council adopted the strategy. This status report is updated periodically. It was last updated in Winter 2014 to reflect recent funding awards. Here is a summary of the findings:

  • The City and agency partners have over $47 Million allocated to EPIM implementation between 2012 and 2018. This includes:
    • Roughly $27.5 Million in local funds and secured grant funds committed by the City and other agency partners through 2015.
    • Roughly $8.5 Million in funding secured by Representative Shemia Fagan and the East Portland delegation for SE 136th Ave, Outer Powell Blvd and crossing safety improvements throughout East Portland.
    • Over $10.5 Million in recent competitive grants secured by PBOT and TriMet for 2016-2018. 
  • Well over half of the EPIM projects are completed, in design or funded for implementation by 2018.
    • Over 7 miles of sidewalk have been built or are underway.
    • Roughly 15 enhanced crossings have been completed. More locations are funded and underway.
    • 64% of EPIM project with a PBOT lead are complete or funded.
    • 57% of all EPIM Projects are complete or funded. Some EPIM projects would most likely be led by Parks Bureau or ODOT.
  • As of November 2013, approximately $17.5 Million of the above funding had been spent by the City of Portland on EPIM projects and programs.  

For More Information

Contact April Bertelsen,, 503-823-6177