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Portland Water Bureau

From forest to faucet, we deliver the best drinking water in the world.


1120 SW Fifth Ave, Suite 600, Portland, OR 97204

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Sustainable Transportation

  • Public Transit

    Water Bureau employees receive incentives from the City to commute via public transit.

  • Biking

    Water Bureau employees receive incentives from the City to commute via bike. The bureau also provides free loaner bikes to employees during the work day.


The City of Portland offers financial incentives to employees who bike, walk, carpool or use public transit to commute to and from home. The Water Bureau actively promotes commuting by bicycle through the following measures: 

  • Making bike parking available at bureau facilities
  • Providing bike maps to employees
  • Giving bike commuters access to showers at work
  • Organizing employees to bike to work together
  • Producing a video to educate cyclists on safe biking around large trucks

Work-Related Travel

The bureau also encourages staff to use sustainable transportation options for travel during the work day by providing: 

  • Tri-Met passes
  • Loaner bikes (including an electric bike)
  • Bike repair kits, rain gear, helmets and bike bags for the loaner bikes

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