We reached out to Portlanders to help fix our streets
Portland Mayor Charlie Hales, City Commissioner Steve Novick, Transportation Director Leah Treat and PBOT staff met with the public at three open houses in February to discuss transportation needs. Members of the public browsed dozens of posters and maps explaining current maintenance, safety and other transportation issues.
Residents provided input with comments and questions at the meeting. The video above provides a sample of some of the views expressed at the meeting.
Over the coming weeks and months, city staff will work with residents to refine our funding priorities and identify possible sources of revenue, with the goal of developing a proposal that will help us get our streets in better condition and improve safety. Stay tuned for information on upcoming town halls.
If you have any additional questions please feel free to contact Mark Lear at (503) 823-7604, firstname.lastname@example.org or Jamie Waltz at (503) 823-7101, email@example.com. You can also join the conversation on Twitter by following us @PBOTInfo and using the tag #OurStreetsPDX.
Town hall education materials
If you weren't able to attend one of the #OurStreetsPDX town halls, but still want to learn more about this effort, you can click on the images to below to download copies of the slideshow and posters describing safety and maintenance programs.
The Transportation Bureau allocates its resources mainly to basic maintenance, parking and capital programs. This two-page budget overview presented at the town halls shows how the bureau is investing its money in fiscal year 2013-14.
We also exhibited a number of detailed maps which are available for download in .PDF format by right clicking and using the 'save as' command on the following hyperlinks:
- Map of Busy Streets With Sidewalks
- Map of Schools and Greenways
- Map of Pedestrian Safety Crossing Improvements
- Map of Paving Condition on Local Streets
- Map of Paving Condition on Busy Streets
- Map of Unfunded East Portland in Motion Projects
- Map of Completed + Funded East Portland in Motion Projects
- Map of Fatal Crashes by Mode (2009-13)
- Map of Crashes Resulting in Injuries of Fatalities (2008-12)
- Map of Bureau's Bridges