Portland is a pioneering city. From its earliest days, this city was founded on bold vision, hard work, and a strong sense of community.
These values run deep within the Portland Bureau of Transportation. PBOT has long stood out among much larger cities for our expansive vision of transportation as a catalyst for economic development, environmental sustainability, and social equity. PBOT staff are among the hardest working in the city—day in and day out delivering the systems and services that keep our city and economy moving. We value community. We know that the best transportation decisions are those made in collaboration with the people who use and rely on the system.
This workplan continues in that tradition. It lays out a bold and audacious vision for what our transportation future can be—a city of zero traffic fatalities with streets and systems that are the envy of the nation; an inclusive city where every resident and business has the opportunity to grow and thrive; and a sustainable place that supports the health of both people and planet.
While ambitious, this workplan makes the vision actionable—laying out tangible steps to progress us toward that future. It is incremental—but it is clear progress.
While I am pleased to issue this workplan, it is not mine alone. This is a plan of action crafted by scores of individuals including staff from every level of the bureau and every operational unit; contributions from partner agencies and organizations; input from elected leaders and leading thinkers; and input from Portlanders—people who experience our city and systems every day.
The last few years have challenged our city and our systems, but the value and vision of our people remain. This workplan seizes the energy and passion of our people both within the bureau and throughout the city. I look forward to working with you all to help Portland progress.