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Portland Bureau of Transportation

We keep Portland moving

Phone: 503-823-5185

Fax: 503-823-7576

1120 SW Fifth Ave, Suite 800, Portland, OR 97204

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Street Standards

City of Portland local street standards were adopted by City Council in 1991 to address many issues facing Portland. Streetscape design standards were developed to address environmental considerations, neighborhood speeding, traffic reduction, and neighborhood livability.

Local street widths range from 20 feet to 32 feet. Most local streets are 26 feet wide, which provides residents parking on both sides. In some cases, due to topography constraints, local streets will be constructed to a 20-foot width, which allows parking on one side only.

For more details on specific street standards, read the Design Guide for Public Street Improvements

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For more information, contact:
Kurt Krueger

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